The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle (1962), by Philip K. Dick, is an alternative history novel wherein the Axis Powers won the Second World War. The story occurs in 1962, fifteen years after the end of the war in 1947, and depicts the political intrigues between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany as they rule the partitioned United States. The plot includes The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, a novel-within-the-novel, which is an alternative history of the Second World War wherein the Allies defeat the Axis Powers.
Dick’s thematic inspirations include the alternative history of the U.S. civil war, Bring the Jubilee (1953), by Ward Moore, and the I Ching, a Chinese book of divination that features in the story and the actions of the characters. As a work of science fiction literature, The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963, and was adapted to television as The Man in the High Castle in 2015.