The Man in the High Castle
The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick, is considered a classic of alternate history fiction. This Hugo Award winning novel is set in a world where the Allies lost World War II; dominated by Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and the other pro-fascist nations.
The Guardian reports that Ridley Scott is preparing a BBC miniseries based on the novel. Earlier in his career, Scott had great success adapting Dick's novel of a robotic future, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, as the film Blade Runner.
To get map lovers in the mood, io9.com offers this map of the world after the fall:
While I always appreciate any attempt to create maps of alternate futures, I found this map maker to be a bit lazy... What? Did Italy fill in the Mediterranean Sea, just so their empire would look bigger?
More Alternate History maps on Cartophilia
HT to Josh Calder
UPDATE: OK, I'm an idiot. Thanks to Ben for pointing out that yes, the Nazis DO actually drain the Mediterranean Sea in this book. I'm a big fan of alternate history, but this is one I haven't read yet. I will correct that deficiency.