With all this talk about the effects that SOPA/PIPA would have on the internet, it got me thinking. Throughout history there are key moments that, had they happened differently, would have changed the future. As a history buff, I find alternate history fiction to be appealing. I’ve read a few of them and The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick is probably my favorite.
In Dick’s novel, the Allies lost World War II and Japan and Germany occupy the United States. The story focuses on a few characters who struggle to live in an oppressive society. It’s a short book with a very powerful message about freedom and individual expression. Nothing works better to help you consider and appreciate the present than being shown how it could have been much worse.
Tell us about your favorite alternate history novel.