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The Man in the High Castle

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The Man in the High Castle

Classic Science Fiction Novels, March 2012

Winner of the 1963 Hugo Award for Best Novel, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE is Philip K. Dick's extraordinary alternate history, depicting a world where World War II lasted a longer period of time, where the Axis Powers won the conflict, and has America as a sort of playground on which Japan and Germany seek to manipulate and usurp the other. Within this new history, Dick plants another device: a story within the story. Buried in the text of the main novel is the story of THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY, an alternate history of World War II that is popular with the characters of the main novel. Dick drives an incredible narrative and explores several themes, the most prominent being the choice between true and false realities. Heavily influenced and incorporating the I, Ching, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE is astonishing.

The Man in the High Castle
by Philip K. Dick

  • Publication Date: January 24, 2012
  • Genres: Science Fiction
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 0547572484
  • ISBN-13: 9780547572482