The Man in the High Castle

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Fiction - 274 pages
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"The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick's career." - "New York Times"
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 twenty 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.
Winner of the Hugo Award
Over a career that spanned three decades, Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels, establishing himself as one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in The Library of America and has been translated into more than 25 languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including "Blade Runner" (based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"), "Total Recall," "Minority Report," and "A Scanner Darkly."

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Generally the plot line is pretty good. - Goodreads
Things happen, but there is no real plot in this book. - Goodreads
Stupid bloody ending gives this book two stars. - Goodreads
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Phillip K. Dick writes a book where the US lost WWII, in which the titular Man obsesses the world with a book where the US wins WWII, in which... Not Dick's best work, but a wonderful and essential ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan Baxter - Goodreads

I think this book broke my brain. I mean, it's so many things tied up in a slim little volume - an alt-history "what if Germany and Japan had won the Second World War," a meditation on the inability ... Read full review

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Phillip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1928, Dick worked in radio and studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley before embarking on his writing career. His first novel, Solar Lottery, was published in 1955. In 1963, Dick won the Hugo Award for his novel, The Man in the High Castle. He also wrote a series of futuristic tales about artificial creatures on the loose; notable of these was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was later adapted into film as Blade Runner. Dick also published several collections of short stories. He died of a stroke in Santa Ana, California, in 1982.

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