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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

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NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES 'Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find.' America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states - locked in a cold war - lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumoured to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies. . .

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'Truth, she thought, as terrible as death but harder to find . . .' America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states - locked in a cold war - lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumoured to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies . . . 'California's own William Blake. Visionary and prophet. Novelist of ideas.' Daily Telegraph

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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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In a classic work of alternate history, the United States is divided up and ruled by the Axis powers after the defeat of the Allies during World War II. Reissue. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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'All these hundreds of thousands in this city, here. Do they imagine that they live in a sane world? Or do they guess, glimpse, the truth . . . ? America, after the Second World War. The Allies have lost, and their enemies have conquered the world. Those who survive live in fear. The Nazis have taken over New York, while the Japanese control California. Yet in a neutral buffer zone between these two rival superpowers lives the author of an underground bestseller that, it is rumoured, offers an alternate version of history. Does 'reality' lie with him, or is his world just one among many others?

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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. In the America of the year 1962, Jews remain in hiding—their real identities masked under fake names—and enslaving the black population is made legal yet again. It has been more than two decades since the United States lost World War II, and now the entire America is divided and occupied by the Nazis and the Japanese. Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. It is among the notable works which innovated the very definition of science fiction. The Man in the High Castle presents a harrowing description of another world—a world where the United States and the mighty power it once boasted are no longer. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

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The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon TV show, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, about an “alternate present” (beginning in the 1960s) in which Germany and Japan won World War II, with the former Western US occupied by Japan, the former Eastern US occupied by Nazi Germany, and a small “neutral zone” between them. A theme of the story is that in this alternative world there is eager speculation, fueled by the illicit newsreel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, about how the world would have been different if America had won the war. In The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers look at philosophical issues raised by this ongoing enterprise in “alternative history.” One question is whether it really made a profound difference that the Allies won the war, and exactly what differences in everyday life we may expect to arise from an apparent historical turning point. Could it be that some dramatic historical events have only superficial consequences, while some unnoticed occurrences lead to catastrophic results? Another topic is the quest for truth in a world of government misinformation, and how dissenting organizations can make headway.

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The Man in the High Castle: by Philip K. Dick | Summary & AnalysisOne of the most prominent works of the writer's career and now a popular television series, Philip K. Dick's classic is an award-winning, gripping tale of alternative history in the finest dystopian tradition. Tightly written and densely packed, it exemplifies why Dick is regarded as one of the greats not only of genre fiction, but of literature.Philip K. Dick's classic work, depicts disparate events in an alternate history in which the Axis Powers won the Second World War and the United States has been largely partitioned between Japan and Germany. The novel follows several characters whose lives intersect only tangentially as they try to negotiate geopolitical tensions at the global and exceedingly local levels, working to move through a world still in turmoil even after fifteen years of dominion by ostensible allies, one that has peril for low and high alike. It offers readers a chilling glimpse of an alternate history, one in which the facts upon which the later twentieth century are fiction only.This companion includes the following:* Book Review* Story Setting Analysis* Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel* Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed* Thought Provoking /or Discussion Questions for both Readers & Book Clubs* Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols...* And Much More!This Analysis fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.

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The Man in the High Castle: by Philip K. Dick | Summary & AnalysisOne of the most prominent works of the writer's career and now a popular television series, Philip K. Dick's classic is an award-winning, gripping tale of alternative history in the finest dystopian tradition. Tightly written and densely packed, it exemplifies why Dick is regarded as one of the greats not only of genre fiction, but of literature.Philip K. Dick's classic work, depicts disparate events in an alternate history in which the Axis Powers won the Second World War and the United States has been largely partitioned between Japan and Germany. The novel follows several characters whose lives intersect only tangentially as they try to negotiate geopolitical tensions at the global and exceedingly local levels, working to move through a world still in turmoil even after fifteen years of dominion by ostensible allies, one that has peril for low and high alike. It offers readers a chilling glimpse of an alternate history, one in which the facts upon which the later twentieth century are fiction only.This companion includes the following:* Book Review* Story Setting Analysis* Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel* Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed* Thought Provoking /or Discussion Questions for both Readers & Book Clubs* Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols...* And Much More!This Analysis fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.

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"Plot summaries and analyses of 180 major books and series in the fields of science fiction and fantasy ... all but eight of the essays in these volumes are taken directly from Salem Press's four-volume Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature, which was published in 1996"--Publisher's note.

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Was, wenn Hitler den Krieg gewonnen hätte? Diese Frage machte Philip K. Dick zum Ausgangspunkt seines waghalsigsten und berühmtesten Romans. Amerika 1962: Das Land ist geteilt - die Westküste japanisch, der Osten deutsch. Nur in den Rockies gibt es eine neutrale Zone. Dort sucht die junge Judolehrerin Juliana einen mysteriösen Autor, der den Widerstand entfachen könnte. Nur er scheint zu wissen, wie man dem Albtraum der falschen Geschichte entkommt. Das Original zur US-Erfolgsserie »The Man in the High Castle«

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《高城堡里的人》 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. 小说以《易经》牵引情节,通过对不同阶层、不同身份的人物的穿插描述,讲述了一个反转过来的 历史——同盟国在二战中战败,美国被德国和日本分割霸占,探讨了正义与非正义、文化自卑和身份认同,以及法西斯独裁和种族歧视给人类社会造成的后果。通过对一系列不同人物的塑造,菲利普•迪克讲述了真实和虚幻的生活及历史。

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The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon TV show, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, about an "alternate present" (beginning in the 1960s) in which Germany and Japan won World War II, with the former Western US occupied by Japan, the former Eastern U.S. occupied by Nazi Germany, and a small "neutral zone" between them. A theme of the story is that in this alternative world there is eager speculation, fueled by the illicit newsreel,The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, about how the world would have been different if America had won the war. InThe Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers look at philosophical issues raised by this ongoing enterprise in "alternative history." One question is whether it really made a profound difference that the Allies won the war, and exactly what differences in everyday life we may expect to arise from an apparent historical turning point. Could it be that some dramatic historical events have only superficial consequences, while some unnoticed occurrences lead to catastrophic results? Another topic is the quest for truth in a world of government misinformation, and how dissenting organizations can make headway.

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In the America of the year 1962, Jews remain in hiding—their real identities masked under fake names—and enslaving the black population is made legal yet again. It has been more than two decades since the United States lost World War II, and now the entire America is divided and occupied by the Nazis and the Japanese. Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. It is among the notable works which innovated the very definition of science fiction. The Man in the High Castle presents a harrowing description of another world—a world where the United States and the mighty power it once boasted are no longer.