An interesting take on a similar scenario to Man in the High Castle . Set in the western US under Japanese rule following a lazy solder and a secret police officer as they dig through the layers of the society and track a rebel group and a computer game showing a different outcome to the war.
Comparisons to PKD are inevitable but the style is quite different. But like PKD the book has a dramatic technological advance based on a culture with little morals holding testing back. The level of computer technology is highly advance come the 1980s , maybe a little too much but it still works well.
The story overall is more accessible than Man in the High Castle and maintains a good pace , builds on a well thought out point of divergence.
Some points in the plot move through a little too easily and I saw the final twist a mile off but still very enjoyable .
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