Download and read online The Man in the High Castle in PDF and EPUB “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
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Download and read online The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Wonder Woman in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature The man in the high castle in PDF and EPUB "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.
Download and read online 1962 Novels in PDF and EPUB 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...
Download and read online The Nazis in PDF and EPUB Following the success of Rees' bestselling Auschwitz, this substantially revised and updated edition of The Nazis - A Warning from History tells the powerfully gripping story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. During a 16-year period, acclaimed author and documentary-maker Laurence Rees met and interviewed a large number of former Nazis, and his unique insights into the Nazi psyche and World War 2 received enormous praise. At the heart of the book lies compelling eyewitness accounts of life under Adolf Hitler, spoken through the words of those who experienced the Nazi regime at every level of society. An extensive new section on the Nazi/Soviet war (previously published in Rees' War of the Century) provides a chilling insight into Nazi mentality during the most bloody conflict in history. Described as one of the greatest documentary series of all times The Nazis - A Warning from History won a host of awards, including a BAFTA and an International Documentary Award.
Download and read online The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online The Man in the High Castle Philip K Dick in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online A Z The Man in the High Castle in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online United States of Japan in PDF and EPUB Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes that Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons – a shadowy group of rebels fighting for freedom. Their latest subversive tactic is to distribute an illegal video game that asks players to imagine what the world might be like if the United States had won the war instead. Captain Beniko Ishimura’s job is to censor video games, and he’s tasked with getting to the bottom of this disturbing new development. But Ishimura’s hiding something… He’s slowly been discovering that the case of the George Washingtons is more complicated than it seems, and the subversive videogame’s origins are even more controversial and dangerous than the censors originally suspected. Part detective story, part brutal alternate history, United States of Japan is a stunning successor to Philip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. File under: Science Fiction [ Gamechanger | Area #11 | Robot Wars | Strike Back the Empire ]
Download and read online The Philip K Dick Reader in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in PDF and EPUB World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal -- the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit -- and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted . . .
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