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The Doomed City
by Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky and Andrew Bromfield and Dmitry Glukhovsky


Overview - "The magnum opus of Russia s greatest science fiction novelists translated into English for the first time"
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are widely considered the greatest of Russian science fiction masters, and their most famous work, "Roadside Picnic," has enjoyed great popularity worldwide.
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    Published: 2016-07-01
    Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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More About The Doomed City by Arkady Strugatsky; Boris Strugatsky; Andrew Bromfield; Dmitry Glukhovsky
 
 
 
Overview
"The magnum opus of Russia s greatest science fiction novelists translated into English for the first time"
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are widely considered the greatest of Russian science fiction masters, and their most famous work, "Roadside Picnic," has enjoyed great popularity worldwide. Yet the novel they worked hardest on, that was their own favorite, and that readers worldwide have acclaimed as their magnum opus, has never before been published in English."The Doomed City"was so politically risky that the Strugatsky brothers kept its existence a complete secret even from their closest friends for sixteen years after its completion in 1972. It was only published in Russia during perestroika in the late 1980s, the last of their works to see publication. It was translated into a host of European languages, and now appears in English in a major new effort by acclaimed translator Andrew Bromfield.
"The Doomed City"is set in an experimental city whose sun gets switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. And as increasinbly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect. Boris Strugatsky wrote that the task of writing"The Doomed City" was genuinely delightful and fascinating work. Readers will doubtless say the same of the experience of reading it."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781613749937
  • ISBN-10: 1613749937
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 416

Series: Rediscovered Classics

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