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The Man in the High Castle

Philip K. Dick

An official tie-in edition of Philip K. Dick's dazzling speculative novel to accompany the new TV series, executive produced by Ridley Scott.

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. 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?

'The most brilliant science fiction mind on any planet'
Rolling Stone

'Dick's finest book, and one of the very best science fiction novels ever published'
Eric Brown

The Man in the High Castle

Philip K. Dick (and others)

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'Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find.'

America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states - locked in a cold war - lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumoured to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies. . .

Biography

Philip Kindred Dick (1928-82) was born in Chicago, but lived most of his life in California. His career as a science fiction writer comprised an early burst of short stories followed by a stream of novels, typically incorporating androids, drugs, and hallucinations. His most famous books include The Man in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the inspiration for the movie Blade Runner.