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The Fatal Eggs - Mikhail Bulgakov
The Fatal Eggs
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780981269528 (0981269524)
ASIN: 0981269524
Publisher: Translit Publishing
Pages no: 110
Edition language: English
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XOX
XOX rated it
4.0 Growth ray story
Amazing that this is written in 1924. A professor accidentally found a growth rate. The resulting egg would grow faster and then would continue to grow fast even without further exposure to this ray. The professor has to give credit to the person who built the lab in order to get published. ...
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The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
4.0
The Russian way of British humour.This author is widely known for "Master and Margarita" but I think he did his best in short novels such as this one and "Heart of a Dog".I particularly liked how Bulgakov chose the way of simplicity on writing this kind of sci-fi political satire. There is any unnec...
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