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Philip K. Dick
(December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982)

708 Varnum St. NW, Petworth neighborhood, DC.

Philip K. DickDick published 44 novels, and was the first science fiction writer to be included in the Library of America series.

During the 1950s, he wrote a series of conventional, non-genre novels, only one of which was published during his lifetime. He won a Hugo Award for The Man in the High Castle (1962). Ten of his short stories and novels have been adapted into movies, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report.

He lived in DC from 1936 to 1938, attending DC Public Schools for grades two through four.

Photo of author courtesy of Philip K. Dick Trust.