Hard to be a God

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Anton is an undercover agent from earth sent to investigate an alien planet whose society has not advanced beyond a medieval planet.

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Agents from a future Soviet Union are embedded on a planet with a medieval government as observers. They can produce infinite wealth and have access to high-tech equipment, but they are forbidden to ... Leggi recensione completa

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'Hard to be a God' by the Strugatsky brothers was first published in 1964, and my previous copy, read many years ago, was an early 1970s translation from Wendayne and Forrest Ackermann, no less ... Leggi recensione completa

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Popular science-fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers have used the genre since the 1960s to comment on contemporary society, at times provoking major controversy. It's Hard to Be a God (1964) is a dysutopia with commentary on historical theories. The Snail on the Slope (1966--68) features a KGB-like organization and an extraordinarily oppressive atmosphere. Pre-glasnost, glasnost, some of the Strugatskys' major works had to be circulated in samizdat, but the brothers' situation is now dramatically better.

Popular science-fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers have used the genre since the 1960s to comment on contemporary society, at times provoking major controversy. It's Hard to Be a God (1964) is a dysutopia with commentary on historical theories. The Snail on the Slope (1966--68) features a KGB-like organization and an extraordinarily oppressive atmosphere. Pre-glasnost, glasnost, some of the Strugatskys' major works had to be circulated in samizdat, but the brothers' situation is now dramatically better.

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