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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 awake. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The world contemplated here could actually exist had Germany and Japan won World War I I. There is exaggeration and humor in this idea but it begs consideration of underlying... Read morePublished 17 hours ago by C. S. Williams
This is a nice snappy read, and shows alt-history at its most effective. Rather than following big world-shaking events through the eyes of major players, we get the view from the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Fenrix
The idea behind the novel is fantastic. Unfortunately the characters are flat, the prose unreadable, and the pacing slower than a disabled snail.Published 8 days ago by Jeremy Kniola
It's a very interesting idea. And the various parallel stories are interesting and plausible. I did have to keep reminding myself that it was written with 1970 technology in this... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Michael Westbay
Dick isn't clear about what knocked the fight out of Americans. All of the developed American characters are adults who remember being Americans before the war and they're all... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
So very well written on so many levels until the ending. There's ambiguous and there's unfinished. This book's ending is so unfinished as to not be there at all - it just seems... Read morePublished 14 days ago by TROY MATZ