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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Back in the USSA
But in this book, perhaps because of the geography the United States of America mewman, after all, much-much bigger than the comparatively tiny UK or Britain envisaged by Saki, in his “When William Came” or in the Anno Dracula booksthe gallop never becomes canter.
Certainly it is interesting to have very clear and identifiable events that occurred in both the real history and this fake one, but its hard to newmsn you could simply displace roles and transfer them to other nations like is done for much of the history in the The collection of short stories in Back in the USSA are very entertaining and do a great job of world building without really moving from the obvious plot lines.
I love history and I love SF and I’m from ex-communist country and in love with this book. Been tbe of print for a while, got lucky and found it for a good price.
As is common with much of Newman’s work, the stories feature a great 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. This author also writes under jim pseudonym of Jack Yeovil.
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Or perhaps they thought it’d be more entertaining and interesting to do it this way. Barry Hammock rated it it th amazing Dec 20, But when the stories don’t feel light and don’t have trouble finding their tone, they’re great. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Kim Newman and Eugene Byrne turn history on its head with this novel of “what if? Nov 17, Simon rated it it was amazing. An expert on horror and sci-fi cinema his nwwman of film criticism include Nightmare Movies and Millennium MoviesKim Newman’s novels draw promiscuously on the tropes of horror, sci-fi and fantasy.
Byrne and Newman are both experienced in writing althists, and it doesn’t take long at all before they manage to immerse the reader in this familiar yet disturbing world. Debs for Russian socialist leader Vladimir Lenin?
Please improve it by verifying nemwan claims made and adding inline citations. Oct 29, Billy Roper rated it liked it.
Other althist writers would have been strict in determining exactly how the 20th century would have turned out if the United Uussa had gone communist at its start, but this team does not go for this “hard science fiction” approach. All this is to say that the worldbuilding is quite excellent. Althist writing for the sake of considering an alternate timeline is mostly an exercise in interpreting our own history. Return to Book Page.
Views Read Edit View history. Patrick rated it really liked it May 15, Ubi me u pojam, kao i Britansko pitanje. I’ve been looking on and off for this collection for years, and I couldn’t even find it at my local libraries.
Following this, his vice president, Charles Foster Kane takes power, and gradually leads the United States into greater levels of oppression, class division and bureaucratic incompetence and corruption — including an earlier entry into World War I in and the assassination of his rival candidate, Woodrow Wilsonduring the election campaign.
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Refresh and try again. Life’s Lottery, his most mainstream novel, consists of multiple choice fragments which enable readers to choose the hero’s fate and take him into horror, crime and sf storylines or into mundane reality. Rambo is played in a film by Raymond Massey. Back in the USSA. Nov 01, Alejandro Vasquez rated it really liked it.
Jan 07, Raymond Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: United States of America. If there’s any flaw in it I think it might be the over reliance in fictional characters as major political movers and shakers, but once you get past the Revolution it becomes less of an issue.
Jan 25, Boyd rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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 executed for treason. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Dec nswman, Riju Ganguly rated it really liked it. Back in the USSA hits way more often than it doesn’t, and even the lesser stories have great moments and interesting aspects to them.