"The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1962). First edition. Jacket Art by Robert Galster
"The Man in the High Castle" takes a glimpse into an alternate history and what life may have been like had the Allied Powers lost WWII. As noted in the comments section below, the book has been adapted by Amazon into an original series that is scheduled for release on November 20, 2015. Here are links to the TV trailers:
In addition to 44 published novels, Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty, eleven popular films based on his works have been produced, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, The Adjustment Bureau and Impostor. In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the hundred greatest English-language novels published since 1923. In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.