Hard to Be a God
Publish date: January 28th 1973
Publisher: Seabury Press
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
Series: The Noon Universe (#3)
I read this one for a book club discussion. I didn't like it much.- Too full of pondering instead of being in the action, and as a result, the main character didn't appear so much like a "god who doesn't know whether he should intervene or not", than like a passive observer.- The political commentar...
This is one of the best Soviet science fiction books. Imagine you are sent to undeveloped planet where people still live during what looks like Earth's middle ages as a mere observer (think Prime Directive from Star Trek). You are so good at being undercover that you make real friends as well as rea...