The Man in the High Castle

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Vintage Books, 1962 - Fiction - 259 pages
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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 jointly 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 awake.

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User Review  - Jezire C Akin - Goodreads

(3.5) Okay. I have to saw this was not for me. But I can definitely see how it would reach a wide audience. It is inventive and interesting and the characters are great but I just didn't enjoy the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Edwin Arnaudin - Goodreads

Not what I was expecting, and those expectations may have unfairly kept me from getting more out of this novel. My thinking was that the titular subversive fiction writer whose book depicts Germany's ... 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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