Tag Archive for alternative history

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Putnam, 1962); audiobook read by Jeff Cummings (Brilliance Audio, 2015) For all its philosophical musings on chance and Dick’s thoughtful concoction of an alternative history (post- World War II), ‘The Man in the High Castle’ is more manifesto than (Hugo-winning) novel. The vague confluence of characters hints at profundity where…

SS-GB, Series 1

SS-GB, Series 1 created by Len Deighton (BBC, 2017) In the alternative history of 1941, England is occupied by Nazi Germany. Though nominally independent, Scotland Yard detective Douglas Archer must reconcile his place working for the oppressors. A realistically conceived historical drama that plays to its strengths, unconstrained by audience expectations.