WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE ALLIES HAD LOST THE WAR?
‘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 neutral 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 . . .
Now a major Amazon TV series, this book for fans of Robert Harris’ Fatherland, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and anyone who has ever wondered ‘What if . . . ‘
‘California’s own William Blake. Visionary and prophet. Novelist of ideas’ Daily Telegraph
The most brilliant sci-fi mind on any planet, Rolling Stone
California’s own William Blake. Visionary and prophet, Daily Telegraph
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 its 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 didnt 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.
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