The Man in the High Castle

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

Explanation of the Book:

“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
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780547572482
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Release: 2012-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Mike Avila
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1789092604
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Release: 2019-11
Editor: Titan Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Bruce Krajewski,Joshua Heter
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780812699685
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Release: 2017-08-04
Editor: Open Court Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Voices From the Street

Voices From the Street
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781429920605
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Release: 2007-11-13
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stuart Hadley is a young radio electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. He has what many would consider the ideal life; a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement, but he still feels unfulfilled; something is missing from his life. Hadley is an angry young man—an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. He tries to fill his void first with drinking, and sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to be working, and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to the love of his wife and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear. One of the earliest books that Dick ever wrote, and the only novel that has never been published, Voices from the Street is the story of Hadley's descent into depression and madness, and out the other side. Most known in his lifetime as a science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick is growing in reputation as an American writer whose powerful vision is an ironic reflection of the present. This novel completes the publication of his canon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blade Runner

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

Explanation of the Book:

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)

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 193
ISBN: 0739444034
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Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Valis

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Bring the Jubilee

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

Explanation of the Book:

"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 Lost Apothecary

The Lost Apothecary
Author: Sarah Penner
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9781488077494
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello! magazine, Oprah.com, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads! March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick “A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary… Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries. Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive. With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

The Sound of His Horn

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

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Miss Lonelyhearts The Day of the Locust

Miss Lonelyhearts   The Day of the Locust
Author: Nathanael West
Pages: 185
ISBN: 0811202151
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Release: 1969
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two classic short stories, one about a male reporter who writes an advice column, and the other, about people who have migrated to California in expectation of health and ease.

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

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

Explanation of the Book:

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!

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote 3

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

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Critical Theory and Science Fiction

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

Explanation of the Book:

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 Science of Breaking Bad

The Science of Breaking Bad
Author: Dave Trumbore,Donna J. Nelson
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780262353236
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Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Impressionist

The Impressionist
Author: Hari Kunzru
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101656136
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Release: 2003-03-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of White Tears, this bestselling, award-winning novel of a young man’s journey explores what it means to be Indian or English, black or white, and every degree that lies between. 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 the self, nationality, race, and beyond.

Science Fiction Stories

Science Fiction Stories
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 199
ISBN: 0230716911
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Release: 2009
Editor: MACMILLAN
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This collection brings together five stories which explores a range of perspectives within the genre of science fiction. From space travel to time travel, scientific experiments and teleportation, these stories will fascinate and delight fans of science fiction everywhere.CONTENTS:IntroductionUsing a dictionaryThe Genre of Science FictionWe Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Phillip K DickA Sound of Thunder by Ray BradburyTravel By Wire by Arthur C ClarkeThe Martian Odyssey by Stanle

Finding My Elegy

Finding My Elegy
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0547858205
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Release: 2012
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a selection of poems that consider war and creativity, motherhood, and the natural world.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 183
ISBN: UCSC:32106011872568
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Release: 1972
Editor: Harvill Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Science fiction-roman om livet på Jorden efter en altødelæggende krig, hvor de få overlevende kommer i konflikt med de menneskelignende robotter, androider, som de selv har skabt