The Fatal Eggs
Translit Publishing, 2010
As the turbulent years following the Russian revolution of 1917 settle down into a new Soviet reality, the brilliant and eccentric zoologist Persikov discovers an amazing ray that drastically increases the size and reproductive rate of living organisms. At the same time, a mysterious plague wipes out all the chickens in the Soviet republics. The government expropriates Persikov's untested invention in order to rebuild the poultry industry, but a horrible mix-up quickly leads to a disaster that could threaten the entire world. This H. G. Wells-inspired novel by the legendary Mikhail Bulgakov is the only one of his larger works to have been published in its entirety during the author's lifetime. A poignant work of social science fiction and a brilliant satire on the Soviet revolution, it can now be enjoyed by English-speaking audiences through this accurate new translation. Includes annotations and afterword.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gaskella - LibraryThing
Back in 2006, we read The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov in our book group and I loved it. This novel about the devil coming to a town of non-believers in 1930s Russia and spreading mischief ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - FPdC - LibraryThing
In this science fiction tale with political overtones, Bulgakov tells the story of a scientist that, by chance, discovers a new form of light (a "red ray", the title of the originial russian edition ... Read full review