The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
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Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780547601205
Release: 2012-01-24
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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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
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Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780547572482
Release: 2012-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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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

The Man in the High Castle
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Author: Mike Avila
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1789092604
Release: 2019-11
Editor: Titan Books

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Discover the alt worlds of The Man in the High Castle in this exclusive collection of art. Packed with concept art, final designs, and artist commentary plus previously unseen storyboards. The Man in the High Castle is the hit Amazon series, inspired by Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, that offers a glimpse into a chilling alternate timeline in which Hitler was victorious in World War II. In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, Juliana Crain discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes. Exploring the realpolitik of all four seasons of the show, this lavish and richly detailed coffee table book takes readers from the Greater Nazi Reich to the Japanese Pacific States. Featuring sumptuous production art, set photography, costume designs and interviews with key cast and crew, The Man in the High Castle: Creating the Alt World will transport readers into the worlds of this award-winning series.

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy
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Author: Bruce Krajewski,Joshua Heter
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780812699685
Release: 2017-08-04
Editor: Open Court Publishing

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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.

Finding My Elegy

Finding My Elegy
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Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780547858227
Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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This poetry collection by the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author presents selections from across fifty years of verse—plus more than seventy new poems. Though internationally celebrated for her imaginative fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin started out as a poet, and since 1959 has never ceased to publish poems. Finding My Elegy distills her life's work in verse, offering a selection of the best from her six earlier volumes of poetry as well as powerful new poems written in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The fruit of over a half century of writing, the seventy selected and seventy-seven new poems consider war and creativity, motherhood and the natural world, and glint with humor and vivid beauty. These moving works of art are a reckoning with a whole life. "She never loses touch with her reverence for the immense what is.” —Margaret Atwood

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
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Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780345350473
Release: 1982
Editor: Del Rey

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Captures the strange world of twenty-first-century Earth, a devastated planet in which sophisticated androids, banned from the planet, fight back against their potential destroyers, while bounty hunter Rick Deckard sets out to track down the replicants. Reissue. (Tie-in to the Fall 2007 release of the deluxe twenty-fifth anniversary DVD of the Warner Bros. film, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and others) (Science Fiction)

Valis

Valis
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Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780547572413
Release: 2011
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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The first book in Philip K. Dick's final trilogy (followed by The Divine Invasion andThe Transmigration of Timothy Archer), VALIS encapsulates many of the themes that Dick was obsessed with over the course of his career. A disorienting and bleakly funny novel,VALIS (which stands for Vast Active Living Intelligence System) is about a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip Dick); the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity; and reality as revealed through a pink laser.VALIS is a theological detective story, in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime. Taking place in the same universe as Dick's soon-to-be-published Exegesis,VALIS is a dense novel, but one that is absolutely essential to understanding the author's off-kilter worldview. Much like Dick himself, the reader is left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and what the price is for divine inspiration.

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick Book Analysis

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K  Dick  Book Analysis
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Author: Bright Summaries
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9782808019507
Release: 2019-05-20
Editor: BrightSummaries.com

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Man in the High Castle with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, a work of speculative fiction which imagines what the world would be like if the Allies had lost the Second World War. In this alternate history, America is occupied by Nazis and the Japanese, who have divided the continent between them and subjugated the native population. At a time of mounting international tension, a mysterious novel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, seems to offer readers an alternative reality, and with it a small glimmer of hope. Philip K. Dick was a pioneering and prolific science writer, and is also known for his novels Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and A Scanner Darkly. Find out everything you need to know about The Man in the High Castle in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Bring the Jubilee

Bring the Jubilee
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Author: Ward Moore
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780486834269
Release: 2019-08-14
Editor: Courier Dover Publications

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"One of the most ingenious parallel world stories ever written." — Richard A. Lupoff What if Robert E. Lee won the Battle of Gettysburg and his army went on to capture Philadelphia? What if the United States government was forced to recognize Confederate independence? In this acclaimed work of alternative history, the wealthy and prosperous Confederacy is a superpower, locked into a bitter struggle with its European rival, the German Union. The United States, conversely, is utterly destitute, a sinkhole of lawlessness and corruption. Technology, too, has taken a different turn, as the twentieth-century world travels by stagecoach, communicates by telegraph, and reads by gaslight. But when a young inventor who's experimenting with time travel encounters an amateur historian, the stage is set for a return to a critical point in American history.

The Afrika Reich

The Afrika Reich
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Author: Guy Saville
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780805095944
Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Henry Holt and Company

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From Guy Saville, the explosive new thriller of a world that so nearly existed Africa, 1952. More than a decade has passed since Britain's humiliation at Dunkirk brought an end to the war and the beginning of an uneasy peace with Hitler. The swastika flies from the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. Britain and a victorious Nazi Germany have divided the continent. The SS has crushed the native populations and forced them into labor. Gleaming autobahns bisect the jungle, jet fighters patrol the skies. For almost a decade an uneasy peace has ensued. Now, however, the plans of Walter Hochburg, messianic racist and architect of Nazi Africa, threaten Britain's ailing colonies. Sent to curb his ambitions is Burton Cole: a one-time assassin torn between the woman he loves and settling an old score with Hochburg. If he fails unimaginable horrors will be unleashed on the continent. No one – black or white – will be spared. But when his mission turns to disaster, Burton must flee for his life. It is a flight that will take him from the unholy ground of Kongo to SS slave camps to war-torn Angola – and finally a conspiracy that leads to the dark heart of The Afrika Reich itself.

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
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Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9780547572550
Release: 2011
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Palmer Eldritch returns from the edge of the universe with a drug called Chew-D for the colonists of Mars who are under threat of god-like or satanic psychics that threaten to wage war against the human soul.

Off the Back of a Truck

Off the Back of a Truck
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Author: Nick Braccia
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781982139087
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Unleash your inner Soprano and relive all your favorite moments with this companion guide to the award-winning television series The Sopranos. We all know and love The Sopranos, one of the most important television dramas to ever hit the small screen, having run for six seasons on HBO. The story of the Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano balancing his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization pioneered decades of genre-bending “peak TV.” Now, Off the Back of a Truck takes you one step further into the world of Tony Soprano and his families, offering an Italian potluck of fresh and fun takes that any true fan can get lost in for hours. Off the Back of a Truck includes: -New looks at everyone’s favorite episodes, scenes, and characters -All 92 deaths analyzed, evaluated, and ranked -An investigation of true crimes behind the families’ schemes -An exploration of movies and shows that inspired The Sopranos -Reflections on the use of music, food, and fashion from writers who are also huge fans -A provocative conversation about what happens in the controversial ending This book takes you on a journey through the six seasons you have watched time and time again—but it's organized so you can dip in at any time, at any place. Roam around as though you’re in Tony’s backyard for a BBQ...

The Science of Breaking Bad

The Science of Breaking Bad
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Author: Dave Trumbore,Donna J. Nelson
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780262537155
Release: 2019-06-18
Editor: MIT Press

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All the science in Breaking Bad—from explosive experiments to acid-based evidence destruction—explained and analyzed for authenticity. Breaking Bad's (anti)hero Walter White (played by Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston) is a scientist, a high school chemistry teacher who displays a plaque that recognizes his “contributions to research awarded the Nobel Prize.” During the course of five seasons, Walt practices a lot of ad hoc chemistry—from experiments that explode to acid-based evidence destruction to an amazing repertoire of methodologies for illicit meth making. But how much of Walt's science is actually scientific? In The Science of “Breaking Bad,” Dave Trumbore and Donna Nelson explain, analyze, and evaluate the show's portrayal of science, from the pilot's opening credits to the final moments of the series finale. The intent is not, of course, to provide a how-to manual for wannabe meth moguls but to decode the show's most head-turning, jaw-dropping moments. Trumbore, a science and entertainment writer, and Nelson, a professor of chemistry and Breaking Bad's science advisor, are the perfect scientific tour guides. Trumbore and Nelson cover the show's portrayal of chemistry, biology, physics, and subdivisions of each area including toxicology and electromagnetism. They explain, among other things, Walt's DIY battery making; the dangers of Mylar balloons; the feasibility of using hydrofluoric acid to dissolve bodies; and the chemistry of methamphetamine itself. Nelson adds interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes and describes her work with the show's creator and writers. Marius Stan, who played Bogdan on the show (and who is a PhD scientist himself) contributes a foreword. This is a book for every science buff who appreciated the show's scientific moments and every diehard Breaking Bad fan who wondered just how smart Walt really was.

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky
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Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780547572543
Release: 2012
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A wry look at how different people see the world, told in the caustically fun style of award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote 3

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote 3
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Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Pages: 329
ISBN: BNC:1001989144
Release: 1803
Editor: Unknown

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The Sound of His Horn

The Sound of His Horn
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Author: Sarban
Pages: 134
ISBN: 1515425274
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Unknown

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Fast Ice

Fast Ice
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Author: Clive Cussler,Graham Brown
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780593327876
Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Penguin

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Kurt Austin races to Antarctica to stop a chilling plot that imperils the entire planet in the latest novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling Grand Master of Adventure. In the early days of World War II, the infamous German Luftwaffe embark upon an expedition to Antarctica, hoping to set up a military base to support their goal of world domination. Though the military outpost never comes to fruition, what the Nazis find on the icy continent indeed proves dangerous...and will have implications far into the future. In the present day, Kurt Austin and his assistant Joe Zavala embark for the freezing edge of the world after a former NUMA colleague disappears in Antarctica. While there, they discover a photo of the Luftwaffe expedition of 1939, and are drawn into a decades-old conspiracy. Even as they confront perilous waters and frigid temperatures, they are also are up against a terrifying man-made weapon--a fast-growing ice that could usher in a new Ice Age. Pitted against a determined madman and a monstrous storm, Kurt and the NUMA team must unravel the Nazi-era plot in order to save the globe from a freeze that would bury it once and for all.

Critical Theory and Science Fiction

Critical Theory and Science Fiction
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Author: Carl Freedman
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780819574541
Release: 2013-09-01
Editor: Wesleyan University Press

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Carl Freedman traces the fundamental and mostly unexamined relationships between the discourses of science fiction and critical theory, arguing that science fiction is (or ought to be) a privileged genre for critical theory. He asserts that it is no accident that the upsurge of academic interest in science fiction since the 1970s coincides with the heyday of literary theory, and that likewise science fiction is one of the most theoretically informed areas of the literary profession. Extended readings of novels by five of the most important modern science fiction authors illustrate the affinity between science fiction and critical theory, in each case concentrating on one major novel that resonates with concerns proper to critical theory. Freedman’s five readings are: Solaris: Stanislaw Lem and the Structure of Cognition; The Dispossessed: Ursula LeGuin and the Ambiguities of Utopia; The Two of Them: Joanna Russ and the Violence of Gender; Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand: Samuel Delany and the Dialectics of Difference; The Man in the High Castle: Philip K. Dick and the Construction of Realities.

The X Files Writer s Frank Spotnitz Marv Wolfman Doug Moench

The X Files   Writer s   Frank Spotnitz  Marv Wolfman  Doug Moench
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Author: Frank Spotnitz,Doug Moench,Marv Wolfman,Brian Denham
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1848566921
Release: 2009-12
Editor: Titan Books

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Mulder and Scully are sent to San Francisco to solve a string of murders, then become targets of the Tong underworld and travel to the mysterious Badlands to investigate a series of disappearances.

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow
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Author: Natasha Pulley
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781635573312
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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Natasha Pulley's Watchmaker of Filigree Street captivated readers with its charming blend of historical fiction, fantasy, and steampunk. Now, Pulley revisits her beloved characters in a sequel that sweeps readers off to Japan in the 1880s, where nationalism is on the rise and ghosts roam the streets. 1888. Five years after they met in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Thaniel Steepleton, an unassuming translator, and Keita Mori, the watchmaker who remembers the future, are traveling to Japan. Thaniel has received an unexpected posting to the British legation in Tokyo, and Mori has business that is taking him to Yokohama. Thaniel's brief is odd: the legation staff have been seeing ghosts, and Thaniel's first task is to find out what's really going on. But while staying with Mori, he starts to experience ghostly happenings himself. For reasons Mori won't--or can't--share, he is frightened. Then he vanishes. Meanwhile, something strange is happening in a frozen labor camp in Northern Japan. Takiko Pepperharrow, an old friend of Mori's, must investigate. As the weather turns bizarrely electrical and ghosts haunt the country from Tokyo to Aokigahara forest, Thaniel grows convinced that it all has something to do with Mori's disappearance--and that Mori may be in serious danger. "Wonderful... A lovely blending of steam punk ether science, Japanese historical figures, and a time-defying thriller." Robin Hobb, author of THE FARSEER TRILOGY