If Hitler had ever written a science fiction novel, this one would be it!
Simply, it helps point out how so much of our culture--like the whole Lord of the Rings schtick--is easily transmuted into Nazi ideology.
If I were reviewing the actual printed version of this novel, I'd give it four or possibly even five stars.
I love alternate history books and seeing a different outlook on Hitler's life was pretty awesome. A little slow in some parts but it was overall very enjoyable.Published 3 months ago by Alex
This is very different from anything else I've read. Even after I'd finished it I wasn't sure what I thought. I suggest you read it for yourself and make up your own mind. Read morePublished 8 months ago by iDave
I will admit it. Norman Spinrad's _The Iron Dream_ (1972) is a wicked and devastating satire that has affected how I read a lot of science fiction today. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Paul Camp
The book has a great concept: Write a science fiction novel that clings closely both to fantasy tropes, and to will-to-power ideology, to show how the fantasy novel, which on its... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Shagbark
Even a unique work. I certainly can't think of a similar one off the top of my head.
It is a shame that this Kindle edition is marred by completely unnecessary typos. Read more
Simply put, Norman Spinrad's The Iron Dream (1972) is a fantastic alternate history novel. However, unlike a standard "what if this happened instead and now let's write a... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mithridates VI of Pontus
The Iron Dream has to be one of the most difficult books to review. The basic premise (that Adolf Hitler moved to the US and became a pulp sci-fi writer) is patently absurd, yet so... Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Drake Vaughn
Norman Spinrad's "The Iron Dream" is a book which still confounds many of its fans and critics. Some view it as an over-the-top critique of the worst aspects of fantasy and science... Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by John Kwok
I feel conflicted about giving this book a one star review, because it is a brilliant piece of satire, not only of early science fiction, but also of the Third Reich. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by MN Gardener