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Metro 2033 - Dmitry Glukhovsky
Metro 2033
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The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past... show more
The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend. More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Rusted railways lead into emptiness. The ether is void and the airwaves echo to a soulless howling where previously the frequencies were full of news from Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. Man's time is over. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth. They live in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. It is humanity's last refuge. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters - or the simple need to repulse an enemy incursion. It is a world without a tomorrow, with no room for dreams, plans, hopes. Feelings have given way to instinct - the most important of which is survival. Survival at any price. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line. It was one of the Metro's best stations and still remains secure. But now a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to the legendary Polis, to alert everyone to the awful danger and to get help. He holds the future of his native station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575086258 (0575086254)
ASIN: 0575086254
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
4.5 W metrze kryje się ciemność...
Głównym bohaterem w powieści jest Artem, który wyrusza z swojego domu (stacja WOGN) do stacji POLIS, by uratować swój dom i całe metro przed potworami z powierzchni, których na stacji WOGN nazywają "Czarnymi". Podczas swojej drogi spotyka wielu różnych ludzi, którzy mu pomagają. Ma szczęście, pecha,...
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it
5.0 The subway in Moscow was never more thrilling
Wow, that was a thrilling and creepy journey through the post-apocalypse tunnels of Moscows subway! I never imagined Metro 2033 to be so creepy in the first place. You can actually feel the tension when the Protagonist Artjom passes through dark tunnels with his flashlight as the only lightsource, n...
CyberPops
CyberPops rated it
4.5 Metro 2033
I was amazed at how this novel drew me in. Almost all of it takes place in the Moscow subway system. It is a post-apocalyptic world and the various metro stations are controlled by different factions of the surviving humans. The pace is excellent and the atmosphere downright creepy.
kingsoupnut
kingsoupnut rated it
So let me start by saying that I love the idea. A post nuclear Moscow, in which the last remnants of human civilization live in the black, creepy tunnel systems of the underground metro. Couple this with that fact that its set in Russia, a country whose culture I have always been fascinated by and I...
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Science Fiction & Fantasy rated it
3.0 Recenzja na gorąco - Postapokaliptyczne zagubienie
Nigdy nie byłem wielkim fanem rosyjskiej fantastyki (i nie ma to nic wspólnego z tym co wyczynia obecny kacyk tego kraju) - wynika to pewnie z wrodzonej Polakom fascynacji zachodem i kulturą anglosaską. Mam na swoim koncie kilka ciekawych pozycji ale w tych książkach zawsze było dla mnie coś odstręc...
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