The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780547601205
Release 2012-01-24
Pages 272
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“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times 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 twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel 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 wake. Winner of the Hugo Award



The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780241964262
Release 2012-08-02
Pages 272
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NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES '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. . .



The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780547572482
Release 2012-01
Pages 274
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In a classic work of alternate history, the United States is divided up and ruled by the Axis powers after the defeat of the Allies during World War II. Reissue. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel.



The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy Author Bruce Krajewski
ISBN-10 9780812699685
Release 2017-08-04
Pages 256
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The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon TV show, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, about an “alternate present” (beginning in the 1960s) in which Germany and Japan won World War II, with the former Western US occupied by Japan, the former Eastern US occupied by Nazi Germany, and a small “neutral zone” between them. A theme of the story is that in this alternative world there is eager speculation, fueled by the illicit newsreel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, about how the world would have been different if America had won the war. In The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers look at philosophical issues raised by this ongoing enterprise in “alternative history.” One question is whether it really made a profound difference that the Allies won the war, and exactly what differences in everyday life we may expect to arise from an apparent historical turning point. Could it be that some dramatic historical events have only superficial consequences, while some unnoticed occurrences lead to catastrophic results? Another topic is the quest for truth in a world of government misinformation, and how dissenting organizations can make headway.



The Turning Wheel

The Turning Wheel Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9781473379480
Release 2016-01-15
Pages 40
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This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1954 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Turning Wheel' is a novelette about the state of society in a post-apocalyptic future. Philip Kindred Dick was born on December 16 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. Dick and his family moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco when he was young, and later on to Washington DC following his parents divorce. Dick attended Elementary school and then a Quaker school before the family moved back to California. It was around this time that Dick began to take an active interest in the science fiction genre, reading his first magazine ‘Stirring Science Stories’, at age twelve. Dick married five times between 1959 and 1973, and had three children. He sold his first story in 1951 and from that point on he wrote full-time, selling his first novel in 1955. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote an estimated 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote an estimated 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. After his death, many of his stories made the transition to the big screen, with blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report being based on his works.



Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature The man in the high castle

Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  The man in the high castle Author Fiona Kelleghan
ISBN-10 1587650525
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 698
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"Plot summaries and analyses of 180 major books and series in the fields of science fiction and fantasy ... all but eight of the essays in these volumes are taken directly from Salem Press's four-volume Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature, which was published in 1996"--Publisher's note.



The Philip K Dick Reader

The Philip K  Dick Reader Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 0806537949
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 432
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Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount, and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works. Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for the best novel of 1963 for The Man in the High Castle. In the last year of his life, the film Blade Runner was made from his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This collection includes some of Dick's earliest short and medium-length fiction, including We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (the story that inspired the motion picture Total Recall), Second Variety (which inspired the motion picture Screamers), Paycheck, The Minority Report, and twenty more.



1962 Novels

1962 Novels Author Books, LLC
ISBN-10 115615538X
Release 2010-05
Pages 406
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Commentary (novels not included). Chapters: A Clockwork Orange, The Man in the High Castle, The IPCRESS File, Pale Fire, Lilies of the Field, A Wrinkle in Time, Something Wicked This Way Comes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Seven Days in May, Fire on the Mountain, After Doomsday, Gambit, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Spy Who Loved Me, Island, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, Hothouse, Service with a Smile, Harm's Way, Beebo Brinker, Space Apprentice, The Wanting Seed, Cover Her Face, Fail-Safe, Little Fuzzy, King Rat, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, A Key to the Suite, The Drowned World, Letting Go, Woman in the Dunes, The Reivers, Another Country, Ship of Fools, The Twelve and the Genii, The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The Satan Bug, Worlds of the Imperium, Down There on a Visit, A Murder of Quality, The Golden Notebook, Big Sur, The Kindly Ones, The Thin Red Line, Necromancer, The Death of Artemio Cruz, Escape Attempt, The Bull from the Sea, The Planet Savers, The World in Winter, The Hoodwinkers, The Clue of the Screeching Owl, The Ticket That Exploded, Hornblower and the Hotspur, The Old Capital, The Time of the Doves, Secret Agent of Terra, Owls in the Family, In Evil Hour, Explosion in a Cathedral, The Girl Hunters, The Great Explosion, A Girl from L beck, The Clue of the Dancing Puppet, The Rose of Tibet, The Golden Rendezvous, Five Have a Mystery to Solve, The Philosophical Corps, The Sword of Aldones, The Demoniacs, The Cry of the Owl, The Well Dressed Explorer, The Sand Pebbles, Cleopatra, Murderers' Row, A Shade of Difference, The Silencers, The Jewels of Aptor, The Cupboard Under the Stairs, The Nonesuch, The Super Barbarians, Memoirs of a Spacewoman, Caravans, The Night in Lisbon, Portrait of a Young Man Drowning, Aura, The Hunter, Miners Hill, Dead Cert, Maria Light, Life at the Top, Bomarzo, Ginger You're Barmy, On the Way Home, Expedition Venus, Mi...



Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Author Noah Berlatsky
ISBN-10 9780813575742
Release 2015-01-02
Pages 264
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William Marston was an unusual man—a psychologist, a soft-porn pulp novelist, more than a bit of a carny, and the (self-declared) inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of Wonder Woman, the comic that he used to express two of his greatest passions: feminism and women in bondage. Comics expert Noah Berlatsky takes us on a wild ride through the Wonder Woman comics of the 1940s, vividly illustrating how Marston’s many quirks and contradictions, along with the odd disproportionate composition created by illustrator Harry Peter, produced a comic that was radically ahead of its time in terms of its bold presentation of female power and sexuality. Himself a committed polyamorist, Marston created a universe that was friendly to queer sexualities and lifestyles, from kink to lesbianism to cross-dressing. Written with a deep affection for the fantastically pulpy elements of the early Wonder Womancomics, from invisible jets to giant multi-lunged space kangaroos, the book also reveals how the comic addressed serious, even taboo issues like rape and incest. Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics 1941-1948 reveals how illustrator and writer came together to create a unique, visionary work of art, filled with bizarre ambition, revolutionary fervor, and love, far different from the action hero symbol of the feminist movement many of us recall from television.



A House for Mr Biswas

A House for Mr  Biswas Author V.S. Naipaul
ISBN-10 9780307776556
Release 2010-10-20
Pages 576
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The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul’s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels. In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous–and endless–struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man’s quest for autonomy against an emblematic post-colonial canvas.



A Z The Man in the High Castle

A Z   The Man in the High Castle Author Book Sense
ISBN-10 1522971033
Release 2015-12-31
Pages 54
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The Man in the High Castle: by Philip K. Dick | Summary & AnalysisOne of the most prominent works of the writer's career and now a popular television series, Philip K. Dick's classic is an award-winning, gripping tale of alternative history in the finest dystopian tradition. Tightly written and densely packed, it exemplifies why Dick is regarded as one of the greats not only of genre fiction, but of literature.Philip K. Dick's classic work, depicts disparate events in an alternate history in which the Axis Powers won the Second World War and the United States has been largely partitioned between Japan and Germany. The novel follows several characters whose lives intersect only tangentially as they try to negotiate geopolitical tensions at the global and exceedingly local levels, working to move through a world still in turmoil even after fifteen years of dominion by ostensible allies, one that has peril for low and high alike. It offers readers a chilling glimpse of an alternate history, one in which the facts upon which the later twentieth century are fiction only.This companion includes the following:* Book Review* Story Setting Analysis* Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel* Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed* Thought Provoking /or Discussion Questions for both Readers & Book Clubs* Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols...* And Much More!This Analysis fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.



The Man in the High Castle Philip K Dick

The Man in the High Castle   Philip K  Dick Author Book*sense
ISBN-10 1522935088
Release 2015-12-29
Pages 54
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The Man in the High Castle: by Philip K. Dick | Summary & AnalysisOne of the most prominent works of the writer's career and now a popular television series, Philip K. Dick's classic is an award-winning, gripping tale of alternative history in the finest dystopian tradition. Tightly written and densely packed, it exemplifies why Dick is regarded as one of the greats not only of genre fiction, but of literature.Philip K. Dick's classic work, depicts disparate events in an alternate history in which the Axis Powers won the Second World War and the United States has been largely partitioned between Japan and Germany. The novel follows several characters whose lives intersect only tangentially as they try to negotiate geopolitical tensions at the global and exceedingly local levels, working to move through a world still in turmoil even after fifteen years of dominion by ostensible allies, one that has peril for low and high alike. It offers readers a chilling glimpse of an alternate history, one in which the facts upon which the later twentieth century are fiction only.This companion includes the following:* Book Review* Story Setting Analysis* Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel* Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed* Thought Provoking /or Discussion Questions for both Readers & Book Clubs* Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols...* And Much More!This Analysis fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.



The Impressionist

The Impressionist Author Hari Kunzru
ISBN-10 9781101656136
Release 2003-03-25
Pages 480
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Pran Nath Razdan, the boy who will become the Impressionist, was passed off by his Indian mother as the child of her husband, a wealthy man of a high caste. Pran lived a life of luxury just downriver from the Taj Mahal, but at fifteen, the news of Pran’s true parentage is revealed to his father and he is tossed out into the street—a pariah and an outcast. Thus begins an extraordinary, near mythical journey of a young man who must reinvent himself to survive—not once, but many times. From Victorian India to Edwardian London, from an expatriate community of black Americans in Paris to a hopeless expedition to study a lost tribe of Africa, Hari Kunzru’s unforgettable debut novel dazzles with its artistry and wit while it challenges with its insights into what it means to be Indian or English, black or white, and every degree that lies between.



Playing Tough

Playing Tough Author Roger I. Abrams
ISBN-10 9781555537531
Release 2013
Pages 258
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A history of the interplay of sports and politics around the world



Bring the Jubilee

Bring the Jubilee Author Ward Moore
ISBN-10 9781434478542
Release 2009
Pages 224
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Moore's classic 1953 novel of alternate history, in which the Confederate States of America wins the Battle of Gettysburg, and eventually the "War of Southron Independence."



Mozart in the Jungle

Mozart in the Jungle Author Blair Tindall
ISBN-10 9781782397519
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 300
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From her debut recital at Carnegie Hall to performing with the orchestras of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, oboist Blair Tindall has been playing classical music professionally for over twenty-five years. She's also lived the secret life of musicians who survive hand to mouth, trading sex and drugs for low-paying gigs and the promise of winning a rare symphony position or a lucrative solo recording contract. In Mozart in the Jungle, Tindall describes her graduation from the North Carolina School of the Arts to the backbiting New York classical music scene, a world where Tindall and her fellow classical musicians often play drunk, high, or hopelessly hung-over, live in decrepit apartments, and perform in hazardous conditions. (In the cramped confines of a Broadway pit, the decibel level of one instrument is equal to the sound of a chain saw.) Mozart in the Jungle offers a stark contrast between the rarefied experiences of overpaid classical musician superstars and those of the working-class musicians. For lovers of classical music, Mozart in the Jungle is the first true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.



The Man in the High Castle Mandarin Edition

The Man in the High Castle  Mandarin Edition Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9787894000774
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 270
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《高城堡里的人》 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 twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. 小说以《易经》牵引情节,通过对不同阶层、不同身份的人物的穿插描述,讲述了一个反转过来的 历史——同盟国在二战中战败,美国被德国和日本分割霸占,探讨了正义与非正义、文化自卑和身份认同,以及法西斯独裁和种族歧视给人类社会造成的后果。通过对一系列不同人物的塑造,菲利普•迪克讲述了真实和虚幻的生活及历史。