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The Doomed City

(1975)
A novel by

 
 
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 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 best friends for sixteen years after its completion in 1972. It was only published in Russia in the late 1980s, the last of their works to see publication. It was translated into a host of major European languages, and now appears in English in a major new translation by acclaimed translator Andrew Bromfield. The Doomed City is set in an experimental city bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its sole inhabitants are people who were plucked from Earth's history and left to govern themselves under conditions established by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a diehard believer in the Experiment, even though he's now a garbage collector. And as increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.   

Genre: Science Fiction

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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-61374-995-3 / 978-1-61374-995-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Title: The Doomed City (Rediscovered Classics)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-61373-596-0 / 978-1-61373-596-1 (USA edition)
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Doomed City (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-4732-2228-1 / 978-1-4732-2228-1 (UK edition)
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Doomed City (Rediscovered Classics)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-61374-993-7 / 978-1-61374-993-7 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Doomed City Lib/E
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-5385-0876-1 / 978-1-5385-0876-3 (USA edition)
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December 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Boris Strugatsky, Arkady Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-5385-0877-X / 978-1-5385-0877-0 (USA edition)
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December 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Boris Strugatsky, Arkady Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-5385-0878-8 / 978-1-5385-0878-7 (USA edition)
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December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Andrew Bromfield - Translator
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Andrew Bromfield - Translator
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December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Andrew Bromfield - Translator
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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December 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Andrew Bromfield - Translator
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Publisher: Orion
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Publisher: Orion
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Doomed City
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Publisher: Orion
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July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Doomed City (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Publisher: Gateway
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July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Doomed City (Rediscovered Classics)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Bromfield Andrew, Dmitry Glukhovsky
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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