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The Man in the High Castle

Dick, Philip K. (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Slavery is back. America, 1962. Having lost a war, America finds itself under Nazi Germany and Japan occupation. A few Jews still live under assumed names. The 'I Ching' is prevalent in San Francisco. Science fiction meets serious ideas in this take on a possible alternate history.
Authors: Dick, Philip K.
Title: The man in the high castle
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
Characteristics: 274 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Philip K. Dick
Summary: Slavery is back. America, 1962. Having lost a war, America finds itself under Nazi Germany and Japan occupation. A few Jews still live under assumed names. The 'I Ching' is prevalent in San Francisco. Science fiction meets serious ideas in this take on a possible alternate history.
ISBN: 9780547572482
0547572484
Branch Call Number: SF DICK 2011
Subject Headings: Science fiction, American Political fiction, American National socialism Fiction
Genre/Form: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Science fiction
Topical Term: Science fiction, American
Political fiction, American
National socialism
LCCN: 2011015936
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Slavery is back. America, 1962. Having lost a war, America finds itself under Nazi Germany and Japan occupation. A few Jews still live under assumed names. The 'I Ching' is prevalent in San Francisco. Science fiction meets serious ideas in this take on a possible alternate history.


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May 30, 2013
  • snooky rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great classic of the alternate history genre. Read this if you're a fan of it!

A bit simplistic in parts, but makes for quick reading and makes you think a bit..

Patrick and all --

If unfocused or inconclusive, I'm cool with that -- this is speculative fiction in a grand if dry form; unforgiving. Can't wait to finish this evening. A quick read, hard to put down. Harry Turtledove is thumbsucking dreck compared to this dystopian apology for "civilization. "

BTW, the Axis wins WWII. Story is set in San Francisco, the posh Eastern outclave of Japan's Greater Pacific Co- Prosperity Sphere (as I call it). Creepy Germans run the world. And there's a spec fic within a spec fic.

Read this poo.

Jan 31, 2011
  • nvulpe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am not an avid sci-fi reader, but this one is indeed a brilliant book, to be read on many levels. It will leave you both troubled and asking for more.

Apr 13, 2010
  • patrick1949 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Didn't understand it forty years ago and still don't. A wandering book that never seems to focus or come to a conclusion.

Mar 26, 2010
  • thedandyandy1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Phiilp K. Dick does a fantastic job of creating an alternate world in which the Axis powers won WWII, and America was split between the Japs and the Nazis.

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