La Svastica Sul Sole

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Fanucci Editore
ISBN: 8834717694
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Le forze dell’Asse hanno vinto la seconda guerra mondiale e l’America è divisa in due parti, l’una asservita al Reich, l’altra ai Giapponesi. Sul resto del mondo incombe una realtà da incubo: il credo della superiorità razziale ariana è dilagato a tal punto da togliere ogni volontà o possibilità di riscatto. L’Africa è ridotta a un deserto, vittima di una soluzione radicale di sterminio, mentre in Europa l’Italia ha preso le briciole e i Nazisti dalle loro rampe di lancio si preparano a inviare razzi su Marte e bombe atomiche sul Giappone. Sulla costa occidentale degli Stati Uniti i Giapponesi sono ossessionati dagli oggetti del folklore e della cultura americana, mentre gli sconfitti sono protagonisti di piccoli e grandi eventi. E l’intera situazione è orchestrata da due libri: il millenario I Ching, l’oracolo della saggezza cinese, e il best-seller del momento, vietato in tutti i paesi del Reich, un testo secondo il quale l’Asse sarebbe stato sconfitto dagli Alleati...

La Svastica Sul Sole Un Caso Di Storia Controfattuale

Author: Tomas Bolettino
Editor: PM edizioni
ISBN: 8899565481
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Il volume propone un’analisi in termini narratologici del romanzo di Philip K. Dick La svastica sul sole, sottolineando come l’opera in questione non solo sia un ottimo prodotto di fantascienza, ma anche come possa funzionare in termini di storia controfattuale tramite l’analisi di eventi storici, reali e del romanzo e le loro relazioni semiotiche, permettendo di evidenziare come la narrazione presenti un mondo alternativo ma che “avrebbe potuto essere”. Indice: RingraziamentiPrefazioneIntroduzioneLe premesse teoriche Semantica dei mondi possibiliCooperazione interpretativaStoria controfattuale e letteraturaUn mondo controfattuale: L’Universo dello Specchio di Star Trek Philip K. Dick e i mondi alternativi Wn e W(-n) I mondi alternativi nella poetica dickianaLa struttura di WnI fatti storici in W(-n) Controfattualità e accessibilità tra i tre mondi Plausibilità storica degli eventi di Wn e W(-n)Plausibilità dei personaggi storici: Roosevelt e HitlerL’accessibilità come evento del romanzoIl sequel del romanzo: un interessante accenno alla Nebenwelt La Svastica sul Sole e la poetica di Philip K. DickBibliografia

The Man In The High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Penguin Books Limited
ISBN: 9780241968093
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'Truth, she thought, as terrible as death but harder to find . . .' America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states - locked in a cold war - lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumoured to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies . . . 'California's own William Blake. Visionary and prophet. Novelist of ideas.' Daily Telegraph

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345508556
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A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Praise for Philip K. Dick “The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner “A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”—The New York Times “[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”—Rolling Stone

Fatherland

Author: Robert Harris
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061006629
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Twenty years after Germany's victory in World War II, while the entire country prepares for the U.S. president's visit, Berlin Detective Xavier March attempts to solve the murder of a high-ranking Nazi commander. Reprint.

The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572557
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Palmer Eldritch returns from the edge of the universe with a drug called Chew-D for the colonists of Mars who are under threat of god-like or satanic psychics that threaten to wage war against the human soul.

Martian Time Slip

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547724934
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"The writing is humorous, painful, awesome in its effect on both mind and heart . . . There are few modern novels to match it."—Rolling Stone On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the UN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future. In the hopes of gaining an advantage on a Martian real estate deal, powerful people force Manfred to send them into the future, where they can learn about development plans. But is Manfred sending them to the real future or one colored by his own dark and paranoid filter? As the time travelers are drawn into Manfred's dark worldview in both the future and present, the cost of doing business may drive them all insane.

Vulcan S Hammer

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547725787
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After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don’t like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

Electric Dreams

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Fanucci Editore
ISBN: 8834735285
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Dopo i successi di Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, Minority Report, Atto di forza e la serie tv The Man in the High Castle tratta dal romanzo La svastica sul sole, Philip K. Dick è di nuovo sul piccolo schermo con Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Cupe, profetiche ed estremamente potenti, le storie di questa antologia mettono in luce un maestro al lavoro, dotato di sconfinata immaginazione e di una capacità non comune di comprendere ed esplorare la condizione umana. All’interno i dieci racconti sui quali si basa la serie televisiva Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams di Amazon Prime Video: Il fabbricante di cappucci, Il pianeta impossibile, Il pendolare, Vendete e moltiplicatevi, Un pezzo da museo, Umano è, L’impiccato, Autofac, Foster, sei morto e La cosa-padre. La serie, prodotta e ideata da tre nomi cult del mondo del cinema e della televisione – Bryan Cranston, protagonista di Breaking Bad, Ronald D. Moore, produttore di Battlestar Galactica e Outlander, e Michael Dinner, produttore di Grey’s Anatomy –, rende omaggio a uno dei più importanti autori di fantascienza al mondo, capace di segnare l’immaginario collettivo di intere generazioni.

Galactic Pot Healer

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547999542
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A powerful and enigmatic alien recruits humans and aliens to help it restore a sunken cathedral in this touching and hilarious novel. Sometimes even gods need help. In Galactic Pot-Healer that god is an alien creature known as The Glimmung, which looks alternately like a flaming wheel, a teenage girl, and a swirling mass of ocean life. In order to raise a sunken city, he summons beings from across the galaxy to Plowman’s Planet. Joe Fernwright is one of those summoned, needed for his skills at pot-healing—repairing broken ceramics. But from the moment Joe arrives on Plowman’s Planet, things start to go awry. Told as only Philip K. Dick can, Galactic Pot-Healer is a wildly funny tale of aliens, gods, and ceramics.