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Moscow 2042 (1987) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In 1982—not coincidentally, just two years before the year made famous by Orwell—Vitaly Kartsev, an exiled Soviet writer, discovers that a German travel agency is booking flights to a variety of tempting locations and, thanks to guaranteed passage through a time warp, to a variety of tantalizing years in the future. Moscow? 2042? Who could resist? And so begins Vladimir Voinovich's satiric—and, as current events would cast it, prophetic—tale of life in the USSr in the not-so-distant future. Kartsev's trip home turns out to be a series of outrageous escapades involving terrorists, sheiks, an American news correspondents, the KGB, the CIA, diffident keepers of the ideological flame, one wild-eye messiah, three geopolitical "rings of hostility" surrounding Moscow, and countless Soviet institutions that—barel—outdo those of the twentieth century in their pungent inanity.

Moscow 2042 was originally published in English in 1987, when the Berlin Wall was firmly in place and perestroika just beginning.

Original title: Moscow 2042
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsTime Travel
FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

Edition #1: Moscow 2042

Moscow 2042 (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Richard Lourie
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Manifested in:

Moscow 2042 (September 24, 1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 9780156621656
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.4 x 1.1
Pages: 444

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