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The Man in the High Castle

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Description

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.

This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 02, 2008 – Dick's Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost WWII. Some 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities), Dick provides an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality. Tom Weiner reveals an impressive vocal range that delivers the host of characters with distinct culture, class and gender personas, which helps to sort the various plot strands. His prose reading is engaging, though sometimes lacks sufficient emphasis and energy.

Customer Reviews

Why waste time on "City of Bones"?

That's what I read before this. It was like having a McDonald's burger - & then going to a steakhouse. Packed with meaning and layers of possibility, new ways of seeing the old ... and difficult to put down. Will be reading more PKD next.

Hard to put down, impossible not to think about after finishing

For anyone who's never read any PKD, this book is a good starting point. Set in San Francisco and Colorado in 1962, there are three loosely connected stories of people who learn the hard way that things aren't what they seem in a world where Germany and Japan defeated America in World War II and are on their way to their own cold war. It deals with themes of authenticity, altered reality, and identity. I would love to see a film adaptation of this if the right director can be found.

Pure Garbage

I demand 2 hours of my life back!!!

The Man in the High Castle
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Feb 28, 2017
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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