Author: Philip K. Dick
Release Date: 2009
Genre: United States
It is 1962 and the Second World War has been over for seventeen years: people have now had a chance to adjust to the new order. But it's not been easy. The Mediterranean has been drained to make farmland, the population of Africa has virtually been wiped out and America has been divided between the Nazis and the Japanese. In the neutral buffer zone that divides the two superpowers lives the man in the high castle, the author of an underground bestseller, a work of fiction that offers an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers didn't win the war. The novel is a rallying cry for all those who dream of overthrowing the occupiers. But could it be more than that? Subtle, complex and beautifully characterized, The Man in the High Castle remains the finest alternative world novel ever written, and a work of profundity and significance.
Author: Bruce Krajewski
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Release Date: 2017-08-04
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.
Author: Ward Moore
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2017-06-06
What if the South Had Won the Civil War?The landmark alternate history novel by “one of the best American writers” (Ray Bradbury). In the world of this novel, said to be an inspiration for Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, the Confederacy has triumphed and become an imperialist nation. What is left of the United States has been drained of its resources and is trapped in a depression. Hodge, a young man living in a village in rural New York with his parents, decides to head to the city to escape his otherwise inevitable future of poverty and indentured servitude. But the specter of war between the Confederacy and the other great global power, the German Union, haunts the entire region, and a nationalist terrorist group has other plans for Hodge. Before long, he is swept up in the politics of the day and becomes involved with a beautiful physicist who is working on a machine intended to change his fate—and the fate of the world. Long before Harry Turtledove’s The Guns of the South, Bring the Jubilee was the first novel to pose the question “What if the South had won the Civil War?” A counterfactual classic, it was included in renowned science fiction editor David Pringle’s list of the 100 Best Science Fiction Novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Ward Moore including rare images from the author’s estate.
Author: Robert William Chambers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 1895
Genre: Horror tales
A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.
For as long as Zoe Sugg can remember she has loved welcoming friends & family into her home, whether it's to celebrate someone else's big day or just being with friends, there is nothing she enjoys more than putting her energy into making any occasion special. In Zoe's eyes the best thing about getting people together is there really is no right or wrong way: maybe you want to plan a throw-everything-at-it shindig, or simply make a special effort for one guest. Mostly it's about how people feel when they're in your company. How the smallest of gatherings can feel momentous, and the biggest of parties can feel intimate. Over the years Zoe has shared glimpses of this side to her in her videos, with millions of viewers taking daily inspiration from her life. In Cordially Invited she shares her best and never seen before ideas in print. Divided into seasons, and woven through with Zoe's own stories and memories, this book reveals her favourite events - big or small - throughout the year and how to celebrate them in style. From practical ideas for how to feed your guests and hacks for unexpected get-togethers to simple but impressive DIYs and those personal touches people will remember, Cordially Invited is Zoe's blueprint for making an event and a memory out of each day.
Author: Carl Freedman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Release Date: 2013-09-01
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.
Author: Bruno Munari
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2008-09-25
How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as ‘the new Leonardo’. Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday. Lamps, road signs, typography, posters, children’s books, advertising, cars and chairs – these are just some of the subjects to which he turns his illuminating gaze.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 108. Chapters: The Man in the High Castle, SS-GB, Inglourious Basterds, Red Panda Adventures, Zipang, Fatherland, War Front: Turning Point, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, In the Presence of Mine Enemies, The War That Came Early, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs, The Iron Dream, The Shape of Things to Come, Settling Accounts, Final Blackout, Galactica Discovers Earth, Collaborator, It Happened Here, Kerberos Panzer Jager, Axis victory in World War II, Fox at the Front, Solution Unsatisfactory, Farthing, The Ultimate Solution, Random Quest, Red Inferno: 1945, Decoder Ring Theatre, Fox on the Rhine, Settling Accounts: The Grapple, Marching Through Georgia, Making History, Lost in a Good Book, The Plot Against America, Settling Accounts: Drive to the East, Settling Accounts: In at the Death, The Man with the Iron Heart, '48, K is for Killing, Swastika Night, Ignition City, Operation Chaos, Days of Infamy series, The Proteus Operation, Weaver, Ha'penny, Stalin vs. Martians, Red Alert: A Path Beyond, After Dachau, Jackboots on Whitehall, The Last Article, Settling Accounts: Return Engagement, Pacific War series, Gear Krieg, Half a Crown, Hitler - Dead or Alive, The Children's War, An Englishman's Castle, The Bush Soldiers, Godlike, Attentatet i Palsjo skog, Cradle of Darkness, December 7, 1941: A Different Path, Clash of Eagles, The Life Eaters, The Sound of His Horn, Peace In Our Time, 1942, Thor Meets Captain America, The Burning Mountain. Excerpt: Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Melanie Laurent. The film tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate the Nazi Germany political leadership, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor (Laurent), and the other by a team of Jewish...
In the America of the year 1962, Jews remain in hiding—their real identities masked under fake names—and enslaving the black population is made legal yet again. It has been more than two decades since the United States lost World War II, and now the entire America is divided and occupied by the Nazis and the Japanese. Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. It is among the notable works which innovated the very definition of science fiction. The Man in the High Castle presents a harrowing description of another world—a world where the United States and the mighty power it once boasted are no longer.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine A #1 national bestseller about a man who wakes up from a five-year coma able to see people’s futures and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in The Dead Zone—a “compulsive page-turner” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people’s futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future. With “powerful tension that holds the reader to the story like a pin to a magnet” (The Houston Post), The Dead Zone is a “faultlessly paced…continuously engrossing” (Los Angeles Times) novel of second sight.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-09
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: The Man in the High Castle, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Boys from Brazil, SS-GB, Fatherland, The Darkness Series, In the Presence of Mine Enemies, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, A Jewish Girl in Shanghai, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Patterns of Force, Collaborator, Bionic Commando, Timewyrm: Exodus, It Happened Here, Temporal Cold War, The Ultimate Solution, Bent, The Philadelphia Experiment, Making History, The Plot Against America, Berlin 36, Swastika Night, North Face, The Proteus Operation, 1945, Weaver, After Dachau, Jackboots on Whitehall, The Big Time, The Separation, The Berkut, Good, Toyland, Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler, The White Disease, The Children's War, Attentatet i P lsj skog, Clash of Eagles, The Life Eaters, The Sound of His Horn, Peace In Our Time, Bionic Commando: Elite Forces, Running Dog, All in the Bunker, Urda: The Third Reich. Excerpt: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third film in the Indiana Jones franchise. Harrison Ford reprises the title role and Sean Connery plays Indiana's father, Henry Jones, Sr. Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies also have featured roles. In the film, set largely in 1938, Indiana searches for his father, a Holy Grail scholar, who has been kidnapped by Nazis. After the mixed reaction to the dark Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg chose to compensate by completing the trilogy with a film lighter in tone. During the five years between Temple of Doom and Last Crusade, he and executive producer Lucas reviewed several scripts before accepting Jeffrey Boam's. Filming locations included Spain, Italy, England, Turkey and Jordan...
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The message had seemed simple, yet it was more complex than Don could have imagined. He was being called from Earth to an alien world for reasons unknown¾save only that his life depended on it. But setting out for Mars and getting there in good shape turned out to be a lot more complicated than Don ever would have guessed possible. It was trouble enough being inexplicably hounded by Earth's secret police. But when he was hijacked by Venusian rebels, Don suddenly realized that he was trapped in the center of a war between worlds that could change the fate of the Solar System forever! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).