Product Description From the Inside Flap 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." From the Back Cover The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick s career. New York Times Helped shape an entire field of modern fiction: alternate history. It s the definition of genre-defining. Guardian One of the first examples of what would become Dick s signature style: his stories are complex featuring regular characters altered by much larger events surrounding them often influencing their perceptions on reality. Kirkus Reviews Dick s most finely wrought work of fiction. New Statesman " See all Product Description
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