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Publisher Description

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 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.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 24
HMH Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Customer Reviews

Keystone72 ,

So much more than the TV series

Beautifully wrought characters with enough detail of the alternative universe to fully satisfy "what-if" curiosities. But In the end it is about our world as well.

KLcole ,

Half of a great novel

This book is the first half of a great novel. It sets up a very interesting world in an alternate reality, with interesting characters whose storylines become intertwined the way the best stories often do, then it even hints at the reveal of a payoff/crossover into the world we know... then it ends.

Mccartkh1991 ,

The first 50 pages is all you need to get the idea...then STOP.

I don't care or have enough time to attempt articulating my frustration with this book.

In the first 50 pages, you get an idea for what a world dominated by the Nazi empire would look/feel like. Then from there...you read and read, waiting for any kind of plot development...and get nothing!

The book is not meant to be anything more than an author's exercise of vanity, which enabled him to "share his wondrous vision of a masterfully reimagined dystopia".... while writing about (and complementing) himself...all the way up to the rotten, jump-the-shark, final pages.

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