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* CultClassic: In the alternate history fandom.
* FollowTheLeader: The first few editions of the book had covers with a rising sun and a swastika side-by-side, sometimes dividing a map of the United States in half. Simple, direct, and to the point, right? But in the late 80s, after the release of the CultClassic PKD adaptation ''Film/BladeRunner'', all of a sudden we get '''''[[http://www.audioeditions.com/audio-book-images/l/The-Man-in-the-High-Castle-310626.jpg this]]'''''. Although the book mentions that [[StupidJetpackHitler Nazi technology in rocketry has advanced]], nothing in the book even remotely suggests the San Fransisco of this alternate universe is the kind of cyberpunk metropolis ''Blade Runner'' popularized. In fact, when Tagomi [[spoiler: crosses over to our world]], it's suggested the San Fran of the book is even ''less'' industrialized.
* HilariousInHindsight: The way the Japanese fawn over the tritest American kitsch in the book is funnier now, after the rise of anime and manga fandom in the United States, some members of which do the exact same thing to Japanese culture.
* HistoryMarchesOn: He couldn't have known it at the time, but the Axis victory as shown in the novel is totally implausible even if America stayed out of the war.
* NauseaFuel: The Nazi doctors inventing new uses for dead bodies, such as using the joint of the big toe as a mechanism for a lighter.