Phil Dick’s Dream Library

Philip K. Dick had a series of dreams about needing to find an unidentified book. Letters of Note has posted a copy of the correspondence where Dick explains that the sought after book is not Heinlein’s I Will Fear No Evil.

The first dream on July 4 was much more explicit than any before; I took down my copy of Robert Heinlein’s I WILL FEAR NO EVIL, a large blue hardback U.K. edition, for two men to look at. Both men said this was not a book (or the book) they were interested in. However, it was clear that the book wanted was large and blue and hardback.

Did his dream self eventually figure out which book they wanted? Yes. It was an unreadable 700-page biography of President Warren G. Harding.

[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]