If you got a hankering for some discussion on PK Dick and his “Man in the High Castle” in the month of November, this is your podcast. When you are finished you could very likely be more confused than when you started. Good luck.
WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS:
Book: “The Man in the High Castle (1962)” by Philip K. Dick
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On the episode Ryan made reference to a biography written about the author. That book is called “Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick.”
We also talked about the ancient Chinese oracle known as the “I Ching,” which the author consulted to write this book (and indeed the characters in this book also consulted). An online translation by Gregory C. Richter for Truman State University of this work can be found here: http://grichter.sites.truman.edu/files/2012/01/yjnew.pdf. You can find video demonstrations and explanations of how to use the I Ching on YouTube.
Rick mentioned that Philip K. Dick also took some inspiration for writing this book from a previous work of alternate history in which the South won the American Civil War instead of the North. This was written by Ward Moore in a book called “Bring the Jubilee.”
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