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Definitely Maybe (Neversink) [Kindle Edition]

Arkady Strugatsky , Strugatsky Boris , Antonina W. Bouis

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In its first-ever unexpurgated edition, a sci-fi landmark that's a comic and suspenseful tour-de-force, and puts distraction in a whole new light: It's not you, it's the universe!

Boris and Arkady Strugatsky were the greatest science fiction writers of the Soviet era: their books were intellectually provocative and riotously funny, full of boldly imagined scenarios and veiled—but clear—social criticism. Which may be why Definitely Maybe has never before been available in an uncensored edition, let alone in English.

It tells the story of astrophysicist Dmitri Malianov, who has sent his wife and son off to her mother’s house in Odessa so that he can work, free from distractions, on the project he’s sure will win him the Nobel Prize.

But he’d have an easier time making progress if he wasn’t being interrupted all the time: First, it’s the unexpected delivery of a crate of vodka and caviar. Then a beautiful young woman in an unnervingly short skirt shows up at his door. Then several of his friends—also scientists—drop by, saying they all felt they were on the verge of a major discovery when they got . . . distracted . . .
Is there an ominous force that doesn’t want knowledge to progress? Or could it be something more . . . natural?

In this nail-bitingly suspenseful book, the Strugatsky brothers bravely and brilliantly question authority: an authority that starts with crates of vodka, but has lightning bolts in store for humans who refuse to be cowed.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1301 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612192815
  • Publisher: Melville House (4 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EGMBKIY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome book from regretfully not very well known in the USA authors 4 Feb 2014
By rincewind - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read all of the books of Arkady and Boris Strugatski and they are all great fun and especially well written. Most of them were written during the communist Soviet Union so they have some sentences that were inserted in order for the books to be published during such dark times. Greatly recommend.
4 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not here to review the book, but rather Amazon 4 Feb 2014
By Randy Armorhouse - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I haven't read it. I'm interested in doing so, but the release date for this "unexpurgated version" is day after tomorr. And yet...

One of quote/blurb/recommendations for this book is from Theodore Sturgeon, who died almost 30 years ago. This is an ongoing problem with many of the books on Amazon (and, to be fair, all other online book dealers), to wit: there is no way I can see of obtaigning the ORIGINAL publication date from the information Amazong provides. Sometimes it is mentioned in a review, but on a very hit or miss basis. I'm sure Amazon sells a lot of books this way to people who are misled into believing what they are buying was written recently.
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