Back in the USSA (ISBN ) is a collection of seven short stories by Eugene Byrne and Kim Newman, which was published in by Mark V. Back in the USSA by Kim Newman, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. One of the two superpowers which has dominated the 20th century is on the verge of being torn apart. The old communists regime which has held sway.
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Retrieved from ” https: Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism of a morally and financially bankrupt ruling party.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Other althist writers would have been strict in determining exactly how the 20th century would have turned out if the United States had gone communist at its start, but this team does not go for this “hard science fic Try to picture this: Mim to Read saving….
What if Eugene Debs had a successful revolution? This lets them have fun with presenting historical figures and events in a new way as Al Capone becomes this timeline’s version of Joseph Stalin, and British and Russian soldiers fight American-backed Vietcong forces.
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Really looking forward to this. Charles Mcclain rated it it was ok Jul 16, Byrne and Newman went a little overboard with trying to draw too many parallels such as having Aleister Crowley stand in for Rasputinbut the sheer coolness of the stories make up for it. One of the two superpowers which has dominated the 20th century is on the verge of being torn apart. Kim Newman and Eugene Byrne turn history on its head with this novel of “what if?
The old communists regime which has held sway since the Revolution of is weak and divided.
Robert Taylor rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Issa 26, Diamond Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some of them are used specifically as replacements for the roles of real-life figures, much like how the world powers switch places – for example, Jean-Luc Godard is this world’s Mao Zedong.
Plus, the parts set during the war itself blend the first and superior half of Full Metal Jacket with the dark journey of Apocalypse Now. Nov 01, Alejandro Vasquez rated it really liked it.
More entertaining, at least for me, is the baci Newman trope of inserting fictional characters into the story. Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism of a morally and financially bankrupt ruling party. Six of the stories first appeared in Interzone magazine, and the concluding story in the sequence, “On the Road”, was written especially for the collection.
Oct 29, Billy Roper rated it liked it. In horror novels such as Bad Dreams and Jago, reality turns out to be endlessly subverted by the powerfully malign. David Madara rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Try to picture this: Speaking of which, they certainly seem to be enjoying themselves in the way that they reimagine historical figures in this newmzn.
Althist writing for the sake neqman considering an alternate timeline is mostly an exercise in interpreting our own history.
Debs for Russian socialist leader Vladimir Lenin?
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Ryan rated it liked it Dec 07, John rated it it was amazing Mar 19, An expert kssa horror and sci-fi cinema his books of film criticism include Nightmare Movies and Millennium MoviesKim Newman’s novels draw promiscuously on the tropes of horror, sci-fi and fantasy. Alternative history or slipstream or whatever, idea is absolutely brilliant.
May 15, Dan rated it really liked it. This is my second time reading this and I still think it rips.
Back in the USSA
This is the story of 20th century where America had a revolution Second American Civil War. Jack Kerouac and Howard Hughes are noncomformist drifters roaming the country by barnstormer, Isaac Asimov still lives in Russia and reads people’s fortunes, and Alfred Hitchcock is a restaurant owner with a habit of poisoning past critics, among many others.
A new age of openness and reconstruction is dawning