The Fatal Eggs
Translit Publishing, 1 apr. 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.
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Review: The Fatal EggsGebruikersrecensie - Randal - Goodreads
Not Bulgakov's best work (see The Master and Margarita), but still interesting. It's an out-and-out sci-fi story, with a mad scientist, a mysterious (life not death) ray, mutated creatures, etc. There ... Volledige recensie lezen
Review: The Fatal EggsGebruikersrecensie - Tom Leland - Goodreads
I appreciate this work's intent and symbolic significance, written in Russia just as Stalin was first weaving evil -- but in truth I slogged through this. Enjoyed Doris Lessing's foreword more. Volledige recensie lezen