Definitely maybe: a manuscript discovered under unusual circumstances

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Macmillan, 1978 - Fiction - 143 pages
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User Review  - Booktacular - LibraryThing

A short but captivating tale of confusion on a cosmic scale, all taking place inside a few units of some undescribed soviet era apartment building. Vonnegut-esque with a Russian twist. This still ... Read full review

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No, not the 2008 romantic comedy, though that was good too. :) Written in 1977 in the Soviet Union under the title “A Billion Years Before the End of the World”, this is the story of a group of ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Popular science-fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers have used the genre since the 1960s to comment on contemporary society, at times provoking major controversy. It's Hard to Be a God (1964) is a dysutopia with commentary on historical theories. The Snail on the Slope (1966--68) features a KGB-like organization and an extraordinarily oppressive atmosphere. Pre-glasnost, glasnost, some of the Strugatskys' major works had to be circulated in samizdat, but the brothers' situation is now dramatically better.

Popular science-fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers have used the genre since the 1960s to comment on contemporary society, at times provoking major controversy. It's Hard to Be a God (1964) is a dysutopia with commentary on historical theories. The Snail on the Slope (1966--68) features a KGB-like organization and an extraordinarily oppressive atmosphere. Pre-glasnost, glasnost, some of the Strugatskys' major works had to be circulated in samizdat, but the brothers' situation is now dramatically better.

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