Popsugar Reading Challenge category: A Hugo Award winner
Book: The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick
Written in 1962, this book imagines the world 15 years after a Nazi/Japanese victory in World War II. The United States has been divided up between the victors. The few remaining Jews are in hiding. The Nazis inflicted a Holocaust on Africa and enslaved the survivors. Germany and Japan have their own Cold War.
In Japanese-ruled California, for some reason everyone is obsessed with the Chinese divination system, the I Ching. And another book is being passed around clandestinely: The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, by Hawthorne Abendsen, the man in the eponymous high castle. That book is a novel describing a world where the Allies won. Toward the end, Abendsen reveals that he used the I Ching to write The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, which means it's secretly the truth. So, does that mean The Man in the High Castle is secretly the truth and we're just characters in fiction? (Unfortunately, the question of "what if the Nazis won" is scarily relevant these days.)
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