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The Man in the High Castle (S.F.Masterworks) U.K.

4 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Philip K. Dick

Dick's Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost WWII. Some 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, … see full wiki

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Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Gollancz
3 reviews about The Man in the High Castle (S.F.Masterworks)...
Quick Tip by . June 06, 2012
posted in SF Signal
A classic. One of the pieces of writing that cemented my addiction to SF.
Quick Tip by . February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
   Phil Dick's foray into alternate history, with an alternate within an alternate twist.      What happened when the US lost WWII? The Nazis and Imperial Japan split the US between them.      Dick's usual mind-bending goes on here, and he makes a very strong case for the utility of the 'world as myth' concept.
review by . November 19, 2007
Several years ago, having read and reviewed THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER (Vintage Books, 1991), I decided to check out this book which won a Hugo Award and was widely considered to be Dick's best (during his lifetime, at least). The setting and denouement of HIGH CASTLE are wonderfully original, but the twenty year distance between the two books is all too evident. Dick's writing improved tremendously over that span, leaving the feeling that a terrific idea was somewhat wasted on his inexperienced …
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