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LITERATURE AND ART » Science Fiction

The Man in the High Castle

Dick Philip K.

Translator: Litharis Christodoulos

Pages: 384
Shape: 12,9x19,8
ISBN: 978-960-6760-44-0
Price: 0.00 €

::. Cult Stories

 
The Man In The High Castle
By Philip K. Dick

Originally published in 1962

 
  Plot Summary:
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 (1963) 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.
 
She said, 'what is "historicity"?'
'When a thing has history in it. Listen. One of those two Zippo lighters was in Franklin D. Roosevelt's pocket when he was assassinated. And one wasn't. One has historicity, a hell of a lot of it. As much as any object ever had. And one has nothing .... You can't tell which is which. There's no "mystical plasmic presence", no "aura" around it.
[The Man in the High Castle, pages 65-66]


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