Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club
The Man in The High Castle (1962)
1963 Hugo Award Winner
1992 Vintage Books trade edition
259 pages, cover design by Heidi North
cover photograph by Digital Art/Westlight (left)
1964 Popular Library edition, 50¢ cover price (right)
Amy's Short Summary:
The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
This alternate history, science fiction book is set in the 1960s in a world in which the Allies lost World War II. America is occupied, in the east by Nazi Germany, in the west by Japan.
In San Francisco, in the Pacific States of America, Mr. Nobusuke Tagomi of the Trade Mission is going to host an meeting between the mysterious Mr. Baynes and an old Japanese gentleman. Mr. R. Childan of American Artistic Handicrafts is hoping to sell items to the rich Japanese, and Frank Frink is an Jewish artisan.
Meanwhile in the Rocky Mountain States, Juliana Frink, Frank's ex-wife, hooks up with a truck driver.
Most characters seek the advice of the old Chinese oracle, the I Ching, and are reading a controversial SF book, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, in which Germany and Japan lost the war.summary written by
The Man in the High Castle
more book covers
1974 Berkley Medallion paperback (left)
253 pages, cover art by Powers
Cheri's hardback (book club edition?) (right)
10 Wow! Don't miss it
8-9 Highly recommended
5-6 Mild recommendation
3-4 Take your chances
1-2 Below average; skip it
0 Get out the flamethrower!
U Unfinishable or unreadable
- Skipped or no rating given