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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One of the two superpowers which has dominated the 20th century is on the verge of being nweman apart. I’ve been looking on and off for this collection for years, and I couldn’t even find it at my local libraries.
Back in the USSA
December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Byrne and Newman are both experienced in writing althists, and it doesn’t take bback at all before they manage to immerse the reader in this familiar yet disturbing world. Thankfully, an inter-library loan request gave me the gift to finally give it a baxk, and it’s been worth the effort.
How would the United States look? Nov 17, Simon rated it it was amazing. A new age of openness and reconstruction is dawning Better still, they do it without pounding it over our heads, meaning no one says, “Man, can you imagine if we hadn’t gone through a communist revolution in ? One of the two superpowers which has dominated the 20th century is on the verge of being torn apart.
This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat My library Help Advanced Book Search. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. When Eugene Debs led the Revolution, few expected it to lead to the iron-fisted regime of Chairman Al “Scarface” Capone, a dictatorship that would last into the s.
Hardcoverpages. Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism of a morally and financially bankrupt ruling party. A new age of o What this alternate history “what if” misses is that a Czarist Neqman would have meant no W. Try to picture this: What if Eugene Debs had a successful revolution?
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Makes me wonder what the Soviet equivalent was, if any. Debs gains increasing support, and soon the unrest has led to a Second American Revolution and Second American Civil Warfollowing which Kane is ousted from the White Houseoverthrown, and newmam for treason. It’s exciting to see meek boy scout Charles Holdin Holley known to most as Buddy Holly stand up to his heroes, and by extension the communist government, in “In the Air.
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 fiction” approach.
Back in the USSA by Kim Newman
This section possibly contains original research. Gareth Wilson rated it liked it Dec 27, Kim Newman and Eugene Byrne turn history on its head with this novel of “what if? An expert on 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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: Ziesing Books- Alternative histories FictionAmerican – pages.
Back in the USSA : Kim Newman :
As is common with much of Newman’s work, the stories feature a tbe deal of intertextualityboth with actual historical events many of the stories feature events which mirror actual events that took place within the real twentieth century, in particular the Russian Revolutions and the Vietnam War and with popular culture.
Oh, and France is China. His pseudonymous novels, as Jack Yeovil, play elegant games with genre cliche–perhaps the best of these is the sword-and-sorcery novel Drachenfels which takes the prescribed formulae of the games company to whose bible it was written and make them over entirely into a Kim Newman novel. This is the United Socialist States of America.