The Man in the High Castle

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Gollancz, Sep 17, 2009 - Alternative histories (Fiction) - 248 pages

It is 1962 and the Second World War has been over for seventeen years: people have now had a chance to adjust to the new order. But it's not been easy. The Mediterranean has been drained to make farmland, the population of Africa has virtually been wiped out and America has been divided between the Nazis and the Japanese. In the neutral buffer zone that divides the two superpowers lives the man in the high castle, the author of an underground bestseller, a work of fiction that offers an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers didn't win the war. The novel is a rallying cry for all those who dream of overthrowing the occupiers. But could it be more than that?

Subtle, complex and beautifully characterized, The Man in the High Castle remains the finest alternative world novel ever written, and a work of profundity and significance.

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This book isn't for me. Don't see what the fuss is about. It might be because it was written during the Cold war. Plot Germany and Japan win World War II and split America in two. Read full review

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I finished the book yesterday and am still processing it. That I'm still thinking about a book a day later is usually a good sign. I read the Folio Society edition which invariably enhances the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived most of his life in California. He was among the most prolific and significant of all science fiction writers. His other novels include TIME OUT OF JOINT and THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH.

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