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The Man in the High Castle

Dick, Philip K. (Book - 1992 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Dick, Philip K.
Title: The man in the high castle
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Characteristics: 259 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 0679740678
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dic
Statement of Responsibility: Philip K. Dick
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
LCCN: 91050895
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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 twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. (amazon.com)

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 ha... Read More »


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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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