The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 06/09/2001
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The Man in the High Castle
A brilliant dystopian read
A chilling yet compelling novel hypothesizing one of the twentieth century’s biggest fears; what if the nazis won the war? Although Dick’s alternate world ... READ MORE
Amber Blundell at Edinburgh George Street

Synopsis

In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world's new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality - an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated - giving hope to the disenchanted. Does 'reality' lie with him, or is his world just one among many others? Philip Kindred Dick (1928-82) was born in Chicago in 1928. His career as a science fiction writer comprised an early burst of short stories followed by a stream of novels, typically character studies incorporating androids, drugs, and hallucinations. His best works are generally agreed to be The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the inspiration for the movie Blade Runner. If you enjoyed The Man in the High Castle, you might like Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, also available in Penguin Classics. A dazzling speculative novel of 'counterfactual history' from one of America's most highly-regarded science fiction authors, Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle includes an introduction by Eric Brown in Penguin Modern Classics. Philip K. Dick's acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world - one where the Allies have lost the Second World War.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141186672
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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The Man in the High Castle
Should have been great, falls slightly short
The premise for this book is outstanding, what would have happened if the allies had lost the war? How would the world be shaped? How would society have de... READ MORE
Christian
The Man in the High Castle
The Man in the High Castle
'The Man in the High Castle' is a wonderful tale of the lives of ordinary people in an alternate realty where the allies have lost the Second World War. Th... READ MORE
Sean Byrne
The Man in the High Castle
Great Read but...
The story is great, the printing is not. This particular print I've noticed missing words, repeated words, misspelt words and a few print smudges/defects.... READ MORE
GGMattt
The Man in the High Castle
Disappointing
Purchased this book after seeing the tv show advertised, which looks very very good, but the reality is i got half way through the book and nothing intere... READ MORE
Carl
The Man in the High Castle
What If!
A good premise, but I was a bit disappointed with the story. I liked some of his other stories better, this seemed a bit convoluted and too much about pers... READ MORE
omoth
The Man in the High Castle
Of Swastikas and Stripes
A new dystopian drama “The Man in the High Castle” recently became available on a streaming service and subsequently proved a big hit with the majority of ... READ MORE
Lee Ruddin
The Man in the High Castle
Enticing and ingaging!!
This book is so well written!! I could never put it down! It's a book that keeps you interested from start to finish! You have to find out what happens!!!!
Chloe Pratt