Gregory Benford reminisces about the late Philip K. Dick in a post titled PKD in OC —
I met Philip K. Dick in 1964, and it struck me how funny he was. I had just read The Man in the High Castle, and expected a rather dour sort. He had a way of comically falling out of a chair. At dinner he smoked a cigar and ate spaghetti simultaneously….
Who’d expect the guy whose novels were turned into Bladerunner and Minority Report to act like Charlie Chaplin at the dinner table?