The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy

Author: Bruce Krajewski
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 9780812699685
Release Date: 2017-08-04
Genre: Philosophy

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 Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547601205
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Fiction

“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

1962 Novels

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC
ISBN: 115615538X
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Travel

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...

A Scanner Darkly

Author: Philip K. Dick
ISBN: 057507681X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Detective and mystery stories

Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Bring the Jubilee

Author: Ward Moore
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781434478542
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Fiction

Moore's classic 1953 novel of alternate history, in which the Confederate States of America wins the Battle of Gettysburg, and eventually the "War of Southron Independence."

Summary of the Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick Finish Entire Novel in 15 Minutes

Author: SpeedyReads
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1984392212
Release Date: 2018-02-02

Wanna Read But Not Enough Time? Then, grab a SpeedyReads of The Man In The High Castle by Philip K. Dick Now! Here's a sample of what you'll see inside the book: In a postwar world where Germany and Japan won WWII, Baynes, a German spy traveling under an alias, reaches San Francisco, P.S.A. to meet a Japanese General named Tedeki so that he can let him know about Germany's hidden plans to attack Japan. *this is an unofficial summary of The Man In The High Castle meant to enhance your reading experience. It is not endorsed, affiliated by The Man In The High Castle. It is not the full book. Download And Start Reading Now - Even if it's 3 AM! Hurry, Limited Quantities Available! *Bonus Section Included* 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back!

Dr Bloodmoney

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547840482
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Fiction

"A masterpiece."—Roberto Bolaño What happens after the bombs drop? This is the troubling question Philip K. Dick addresses with Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb. It is the story of a world reeling from the effects of nuclear annihilation and fallout, a world where mutated humans and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take comfort from a disc jockey endlessly circling the globe in a broken-down satellite. And hidden amongst the survivors is Dr. Bloodmoney himself, the man responsible for it all. This bizarre cast of characters cajole, seduce, and backstab in their attempts to get ahead in what is left of the world, consequences and casualties be damned. A sort of companion to Dr. Strangelove, an unofficial and unhinged sequel, Dick’s novel is just as full of dark comedy and just as chilling.

World War Ii Alternate Histories

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 1230591877
Release Date: 2013-09

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...

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy

Author: Chandler Duke
ISBN: 1520331991
Release Date: 2015-07-24

1966 -- a century after the Confederate States of America won the Civil War -- the Cold War rages. The Soviets control the west coast. The British have The Colonies. The Confederacy is a powder keg in the middle. A terrorist attack in dystopian Atlanta lights the fuse. A Captain in the KKK grows disillusioned with his country. A widow who won't grieve grows disillusioned with herself. A slave working at a weapons factory reaches his limits. A British invasion of Black Panthers. A Russian spy hides in plain sight. A President cashes in his chips. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy tells the story of an America on the brink- of war, of identity, of starting over.

United States of Japan

Author: Peter Tieryas
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 9780857665324
Release Date: 2016-03
Genre: California

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 group of rebels fighting for freedom. Their latest terrorist 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...kind of. 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. A spiritual sequel to Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle, United States of Japan carries on the legacy of Dick's famous alternate history, focusing on how Americans and Japanese deal with their guilt and troubled relationship to the past

Assault with a Deadly Lie

Author: Lev Raphael
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 9780299302306
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Fiction

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.

Miss Lonelyhearts The Day of the Locust

Author: Nathanael West
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811202151
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Fiction

Two short novels, one set in New York and the other in Hollywood, dramatically depict the extremes of the human condition and the destructive forces pervading modern American life.

California in Fiction The Man in the High Castle the Grapes of Wrath of Mice and Men Mildred Pierce What Ever Happened to Baby Jane

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1156415675
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: 96. Chapters: The Man in the High Castle, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Mildred Pierce, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, East of Eden, Sweet Valley High, Sweet Valley Twins, The Pat Hobby Stories, Ramona, Cannery Row, White Jazz, Tortilla Flat, Sweet Valley Senior Year, The Red Pony, Less Than Zero, The Wayward Bus, Zorro, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Mendoza in Hollywood, Play It as It Lays, Sweet Valley University, Conquistador, The Day of the Locust, White Fang, The Octopus: A Story of California, After Many a Summer, The Tortilla Curtain, Bridge trilogy, Sky Coyote, The Silverado Squatters, The Black Dahlia, Propeller Island, Pacific Biological Laboratories, To a God Unknown, Tales of Zorro, Myron, Myra Breckinridge, Weedpatch Camp, Blood Work, Get Shorty, The Love of the Last Tycoon, Donald Duck in Old California!, City of Night, The Luck of Roaring Camp, Sweet Thursday, The Big Nowhere, The Curse of Capistrano, The Loved One, The Chrysanthemums, Hollywood novel, C sar Cascabel, List of Hollywood novels, The Deer Park, The Little Sister, The Dead Circus, L.A. Confidential, A Single Man, Mistress of Spices, The Long Valley, Storm, The Pastures of Heaven, The Ramona Pageant, Angels Flight, Jokerman 8, Al Capone Does My Shirts, The Zoot Suit Murders, The Klamath Knot, The Comedy Writer, Madrid County, California. Excerpt: Sweet Valley High is a novel series created by Francine Pascal, who presided over a team of ghostwriters for the duration of the series' creation. The series began in 1983 and ceased publication twenty years later with over 152 books to its name. Over the years, the books were written by many ghostwriters (including Emmy-award winning screenwriter Rodney Vaccaro), and revolved around the lives of teenagers Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, twins who ...


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547572291
Release Date: 2012

A dead man sends haunting warnings back from the grave, and Joe Chip must solve these mysteries to determine his own real or surreal existence.