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Hard to be a God (1964) [Novel]
by Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Rating: Weighted - 8.8 / Average - 8.8 of 10 (6 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Noon Universe

Summary :

In Hard to Be a God, a group of historians from the future visit a medieval planet in order to observe its historical development. When Arkanar's Minister of Security, Don Reba, establishes a tyranny in the city, beginning a systematic purging of the intelligensia, observer Don Anton Rumata feels he must contravene the Terran Historical Institute's directive of non-interference by helping dissidents to escape. 'Can man be a god?' asks Anton. Can, or should, a god merely stand by and permit evil?

Original title: Трудно быть богом [Trudno byt' bogom]
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsAlternate and Parallel Worlds


Edition #1: Hard to be a God

Hard to be a God (1973)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: 1st English
Translated by: Wendayne Ackerman
  • "This is a thoroughly good book...robust, imaginative, satisfying." Ursula K. Le Guin
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Hard To Be a God (1975)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Methuen
ISBN: 0413452603
Pages: 224

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Hard to be a God (1974)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: DAW Books
ISBN: 087997141X
Dimensions: x x x
Pages: 205
Notes: Cover by Kelly Freas

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Hard To Be a God (1973)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Seabury Press
ISBN: 0816491216
Pages: 219

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