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The Doomed City Hardcover – 1 July 2016

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  • Hardcover : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1613735960
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.3 x 21.59 cm
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1613735961
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press (1 July 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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"This publication of The Doomed City reveals the Strugatsky's great lost masterwork, an allegorical nightmare metropolis fit for the special atlas that gives home to Kafka's Castle, Charles Finney's The Unholy City, Rex Warner's Aerodrome, and a very select handful of others." --Jonathan Lethem

"This unsettling and intelligent novel's chief terror resides in its underlying ideas." --Publishers Weekly

"[A] thought-provoking read." --Kirkus Reviews

"A book that carries an Orwellian punch, and a crazed energy all its own." --Nature

"Put The Doomed City in the bookcase next to 1984, Farenheight 451, Ultima Thule, and Ballard's Kingdom Come. If you aren't a Sci-Fi fan, it fits equally well alongside Animal Farm, Red Harvest, and Catch-22." --The Huffington Post Canada

"[Doomed City] will appeal to fans of both classic science fiction and Russian political history." --Booklist Online

"The historical references are nuanced and poignant. And the conclusions, disturbing and beautiful in equal parts. It's the kind of book that will shake you to your core." --Men's Journal Online

"Philosophical, dark, and mysterious, The Doomed City is yet another great Strugatsky creation." --Tor.com

About the Author

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky were famous and popular Russian writers of science fiction, with more than twenty-five novels and novellas to their names, including The Doomed City, The Inhabited Island, and Roadside Picnic. Their books have been widely translated and made into a number of films. Andrew Bromfield has translated into English works by Victor Pelevin, Boris Akunin, Sergei Lukyanenko, Mikhail Bulgakov, Daniil Kharms, Leo Tolstoy, and the Strugatsky brothers. Dmitry Glukhovsky is the author of Metro 2033. He lives in Moscow.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Strugatsky's best political/philosophical novel
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