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Fatal Eggs, the (1924) [Novella]
by Mikhail Bulgakov Rating: Weighted - 6.9 / Average - 6.8 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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Quite by chance, Professor Persikov discovers a new form of light ray whose effect, when directed at living cells, is to accelerate growth in organisms. But when this ray is shone on the wrong batch of eggs, the professor finds himself both the unwilling creator of giant hybrids, and the focus of a merciless press campaign. For it seems the propaganda machine has turned its gaze on him, distorting his nature in the very way his 'innocent' tampering created the monster snakes and crocodiles that now terrorise the neighbourhood. An inspired work of science fiction and a biting political allegory, The Fatal Eggs tells of a brilliant scientist whose experiments with life spiral terribly—and fatefully—out of control.

Original title: Роковые яйца (Rokovye Jajca)
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionScience FictionBleak FuturesScience Gone Wrong

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire, the (1965) [Anthology]
      Authors: Mikhail Bulgakov , Yevgeny Zamyatin , Unknown Author , Yuri Kazakov , Mikhail Zoshchenko , Leonid Leonov , Panteleimon Romanov , Valentin Kataev , Mikhail Koltsov , Ilya Ilf , Evgeny Petrov , Vyacheslav Shishkov , Boris Lavrenyov , E. Bermont , Arkady Vasiliev , L. Lagin , N. Vorobyov , Boris Laskin , E. Vesenin
     Worlds Apart (2007) [Anthology]
      Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky , Alexander Pushkin , Mikhail Bulgakov , Yevgeny Zamyatin , Ivan Turgenev , Nikolai Gogol , Ivan Yefremov , Daniil Kharms , Yuri Olesha , Vladimir Odoevsky , Andrei Bely , Alexei Tolstoy , Andrei Platonov , Alexander Blok , Mikhail Lermontov , Faddei Bulgarin , Nikolai Chernyshevsky , Alexander Kuprin , Nikolai Zabolotsky , Valery Bryusov , Fyodor Sologub , Boris Pilnyak , Gavrila Derzhavin , Alexei Remizov

Edition #1: The Fatal Eggs

The Fatal Eggs (2003)
Edition Details (IBList user synopsis):

This translation includes a foreword by Doris Lessing

Language: English

Translated by: Hugh Aplin
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The Fatal Eggs (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hesperus Press
ISBN: 1843910632
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Pages: 112

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Edition #2: The Fatal Eggs

The Fatal Eggs (1965)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Mirra Ginsburg
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