Amazon launched its most expensive original series ever, The Man in the High Castle, via its streaming service Friday — meaning much of America will be spending the weekend imagining what life would have been like if the Nazis had won World War II

While the show is far from perfect, it is also likely to spark renewed interest in the writer of the book it’s based on, Philip K. Dick. You might know Dick best as the visionary author whose short stories led to such Hollywood smash hits as Total Recall, Minority Report and Blade Runner. Or you might be a sci-fi reader in love with his trippy Ubik, acclaimed as one of the best books of the 20th century Read more…

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