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Hard to Be a God Paperback – 1 June 2014

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  • Paperback : 246 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1613748280
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1613748282
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.47 x 21.59 cm
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press; Tra edition (1 June 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

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"This long-overdue translation will reintroduce one of the most profound Soviet-era novels to an eager audience." --Literalab



"[A] rewarding new translation." --Publishers Weekly

"A quick, fun read." --Shepherd Express

"An enjoyable, exciting, and gratifying novel." --New York Times

"Hard to be a God is at once a plucky adventure novel and an anxious, sensitive vision of rising totalitarianism...sandwiched between an excellent introduction from novelist Hari Kunzru and an enlightening afterword from coauthor Boris Strugatsky, Hard to be a God is a worthwhile read, one that entertains even as it provokes." --Weekly Alibi

"The stature of Hard to Be a God as the richest of their [the Strugatsky brothers'] novels--and one of the most popular Russian science-fiction novels--will surely be enhanced by Olena Bormashenko's nuanced translation, far superior to that of its previous edition." --World Literature Today

"This is a crisp, new translation of a highly influential 1964 Russian sf novel by the Strugatsky brothers... the story and themes will resonate as much with modern audiences as they did with readers in the mid-1960s." --Library Journal

"A thoroughly good book . . . robust, imaginative, satisfying." --Ursula K. Le Guin

"One of the most skillfully written, heavily freighted science fiction novels I have ever read. . . . The writing is well paced and the narrative is beautifully structured." --Theodore Sturgeon

About the Author

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky were famous and popular Russian writers of science fiction, with more than 25 novels and novellas to their names, including The Doomed City, The Inhabited Island, and Roadside Picnic. Hari Kunzru is the author of several highly praised novels, including Gods Without Men and The Impressionist. Olena Bormashenko is the critically acclaimed translator of the Strugatskys' Roadside Picnic.

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