From the Friday section of the New York Times' Arts, Briefly Section:
Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF
Tessa B. Dick, the last of the five wives of the science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick, has filed suit against a production company run by two of her husband’s daughters, saying she is owed money for projects adapted from his novels “Ubik” and “A Scanner Darkly,” Variety reported. In Superior Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Ms. Dick sued Electric Shepherd Productions, the company run by Dick’s daughters, from earlier marriages, Laura Leslie and Isa Dick-Hackett, saying she is entitled to proceeds from those two novels under the terms of her divorce agreement with the author, who died in 1982.
In all seriousness, Tessa has fallen on hard times as evidenced by a recent post on her blog. I think the Dick-head thing to do is try to buy a couple of her books, or donate a little to her cause. You know that's what PKD would want...
Update: Some pretty mean things have been said in the comments. Without knowing much about the case, I think we need to let the courts decide who's in the right. I, for one, have been impressed by the work Dick's daughters have done to preserve their father's legacy. Specifically, I commend them on getting PKD's early mainstream novels published, a good adaptation of A Scanner Darkly made, and a Ubik adaptation in the works. I don't know enough about Tessa's claims to weigh in one way or another on this, and am simply presenting this as PKD-related news.