The Man in the High Castle

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ISBN: 9780547601205
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Number of pages: 272
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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


The Man in the High Castle

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ISBN: 9780241964262
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Number of pages: 272
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Man in the High Castle in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: 9780547572482
Release Date: 2012-01
Number of pages: 274
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Man in the High Castle in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: 9780812699685
Release Date: 2017-08-04
Number of pages: 256
Author: Bruce Krajewski
Publisher: Open Court Publishing

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.


The Turning Wheel

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ISBN: 9781473379480
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Number of pages: 40
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Download and read online The Turning Wheel in PDF and EPUB 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.


Assault with a Deadly Lie

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ISBN: 9780299302306
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 177
Author: Lev Raphael
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

Download and read online Assault with a Deadly Lie in PDF and EPUB Successful professor Nick Hoffman finds his secure, happy, college-town life changed forever after a nightmarish encounter with police. A novel of suspense set in the academic world, Assault with a Deadly Lie probes the disturbing psychological impact of slander, harassment, stalking, police brutality, and the loss of personal safety.


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

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ISBN: 1587650525
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 698
Author: Fiona Kelleghan
Publisher: Salem PressInc

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.


The Philip K Dick Reader

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ISBN: 0806537949
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Number of pages: 432
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Citadel Press

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.


A Z The Man in the High Castle

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ISBN: 1522971033
Release Date: 2015-12-31
Number of pages: 54
Author: Book Sense
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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.


The Man in the High Castle Philip K Dick

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ISBN: 1522935088
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Number of pages: 54
Author: Book*sense
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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.


The Impressionist

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ISBN: 9780141910253
Release Date: 2007-09-06
Number of pages: 496
Author: Hari Kunzru
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Impressionist in PDF and EPUB The Impressionist is Hari Kunzru's sweeping novel of India, empire and identity. In India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out from his wealthy home when his true parentage is revealed. So begins Pran Nath's odyssey of self-discovery - a journey that will take him from the streets of Agra, via the red light district of Bombay, to the brick cloisters of Oxford and beyond - as he struggles to understand who he really is. 'Delectable, sweeping, empire-savaging, audaciously playful . . . Kunzru writes with wry certitude and cinematic precision'The New York Times 'Grand, sprawling, extravagant, lyrical . . . A work so vibrant and richly imagined that you can smell the incense'Esquire 'Epic in scale and rich in historical detail . . . the narrative is deft and swift . . . carrying the reader along effortlessly. This first novel has startling depth, ambition and craftmanship'Time Out Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York.


Wonder Woman

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ISBN: 9780813564203
Release Date: 2015-01-02
Number of pages: 264
Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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.


The Magician s Book

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ISBN: 9780316040266
Release Date: 2008-12-03
Number of pages: 320
Author: Laura Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Magician s Book in PDF and EPUB THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a more interesting and ambiguous truth: Lewis's tragic and troubled childhood, his unconventional love life, and his intense but ultimately doomed friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien. Finally reclaiming Narnia "for the rest of us," Miller casts the Chronicles as a profoundly literary creation, and the portal to a life-long adventure in books, art, and the imagination.


Playing Tough

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ISBN: 9781555538156
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 258
Author: Roger I. Abrams
Publisher: UPNE

Download and read online Playing Tough in PDF and EPUB Playing Tough is an entertaining and thoroughly enlightening look at the unique and surprisingly outsized role that sports have played in politics and history. Ever since the bread and circuses of Rome, sports have been used as a tool to entertain the masses and to instill civic pride. Abrams shows both the positive and the negative ways in which sports and politics have coalesced, from the rabid nationalism of the 1936 Nazi Olympics, the political grudge match of the Louis and Schmeling fights, and the "futbol war" between Honduras and Costa Rica to the inspiring stories of South Africa's rugby nation-building and Muhammad Ali's brave antiwar stance, which nearly cost him his career. Abrams is an informed and impassioned writer who chronicles the profoundly creative and destructive influence that sports have on the political life of our nation and the world. This book will be of interest to any and all sports and politics enthusiasts and is a wonderful introduction for course creation and adoption.


The Man in the High Castle Mandarin Edition

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ISBN: 9787894000774
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Number of pages: 270
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Man in the High Castle Mandarin Edition in PDF and EPUB 《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。