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The Resource The doomed city, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ; translated by Andrew Bromfield

The doomed city, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ; translated by Andrew Bromfield

Label
The doomed city
Title
The doomed city
Statement of responsibility
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
The Doomed City is set in an experimental city whose sun gets switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. And as increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect
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Summary
"The Doomed City is set in an experimental city whose sun gets switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its sole inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places 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 his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. And as increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect."--Provided by the publisher
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10516026
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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1925-1991
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Strugatsky, Arkady
Dewey number
891.7344
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1933-2012
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  • Strugatsky, Boris
  • Bromfield, Andrew
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True
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Cities and towns
Target audience
adult
Label
The doomed city, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Dmitry Glukhovsky -- The garbage collector -- The investigator -- The editor -- Mr. Counselor -- Continuity disrupted -- Conclusion -- Afterword by Boris Strugatsky
Control code
000057149533
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781613749937
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016009300
System control number
(OCoLC)925498811
Label
The doomed city, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Dmitry Glukhovsky -- The garbage collector -- The investigator -- The editor -- Mr. Counselor -- Continuity disrupted -- Conclusion -- Afterword by Boris Strugatsky
Control code
000057149533
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781613749937
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016009300
System control number
(OCoLC)925498811

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