Recently, I read Phillip K. Dick’s novel Now Wait for Last Year. It included a description of Washington, DC vivid enough to make me to wonder if the famous sci-fi author had ever lived here.
It turns out Dick did live in DC from 1936 to 1938, in a house in the Petworth neighborhood, just three miles from my home. I found this out thanks to a website called DC Writers’ Homes. Incidentally, The Washington Post recently wrote about this website, and Phillip Dick’s house specifically.
I’d stumbled across this website a few years earlier while seeking out the DC residence of Roald Dahl. Yep, they’ve got that one figured out too.