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 - Anatoly Shneyer - Goodreads
Although with a promising beginning and not a bad ending this book didn't really work for me. At times I even got bored. It`s not that it`s bad, it`s just wasn't right for me. Plus, felt that the ... Volledige recensie lezen
Review: The Fatal EggsGebruikersrecensie - H. - Goodreads
While at first appearing similar to "Heart of a Dog", Bulgakov raises the bar to Lovecraftian heights. A throwback sci-fi story, unlike the modern disaster movies that don't focus on the "why ... Volledige recensie lezen