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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Patrick rated it really liked it May 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Alex rated it it was amazing May 25, kssa But none of this newjan work if we weren’t invested in the protagonists, and thankfully, we are.

Republic of China Taiwan. Althist purists may balk, and the question remains: And how would Kurt Vonnegut be as a president in a country on the verge of collapse; read and find out. This is the story of 20th century where America had a revolution Alternative history or slipstream or whatever, idea is absolutely brilliant.

Ziesing Books- Alternative histories FictionAmerican – pages. Debs for Russian socialist leader Vladimir Lenin? The collection te 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.

Hardcoverpages. How would the United States look? Dec 25, Butch Rosenbalm marked it as to-read.

Back in the Ussa

And who made Hannibal Lecter the head of the Department of Health?! Some of them are used specifically as replacements for the roles of real-life figures, much like how the world powers switch places – for example, Jean-Luc Godard is this world’s Mao Zedong. Leigh Kimmel rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Perhaps the authors would give it a new flourish, adding a few more taut ths to the main body, when they hopefully re-release this book at some point of time.


Dec 13, Riju Ganguly rated it really liked it. Why not just have some fun with it?

December Learn how and when to remove this template message. And the outcome of Melvin Purvis’s hunt for a folk hero in “Tom Joad” is something to behold.

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The stories are linked through their setting, an alternate history of the uss century in which the United States experienced a communist revolution in and became a communist superpowerwhereas Russia did not. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Makes me wonder what the Soviet equivalent was, if any.

Well, perhaps they just felt that predicting an actual alternate timeline was futile. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Rambo is played in a film by Raymond Massey. 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.

Commonwealth of Independent States. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’ll readily admit that some of the novellas are weaker than others.

Ironic that Newman’s vision of a shattered USSA isn’t too dissimilar from our This is my second time reading this and I still think it rips. The early idealism of this change is misplaced, however; upon Debs’ death inpower is seized by Al Capone an obvious parallel to Joseph Stalinjust as Debs is used to mirror the achievements of Vladimir Leninwho proceeds to rule over the USSA with a brutal, repressive fist of iron, establishing a cult of personality around himself, exiling and executing his political rivals and ruling the country more brutally and ruthlessly and incompetently than any of the robber barons who were previously deposed.


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Charles Mcclain rated it it was ok Jul 16, 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. Barry Hammock rated it it was amazing Dec 20, 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.

Robert Taylor rated it it was amazing Tye 25, Eugene ByrneKim Newman. Six of the stories first appeared in Interzone magazine, and the concluding story in the sequence, “On the Road”, was written especially for the collection. Kim Newman and Eugene Byrne turn history on its head with this novel of “what if?

The stories imagine Alexander II of Russia was not assassinated in as in the bwck timeline. Ubi me u pojam, kao i Britansko pitanje. One of the two superpowers which has dominated the 20th century is on the verge of being torn apart.

Back in the USSA

Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism of a morally and financially bankrupt ruling party. Odlicna knjiga, budi mastu! Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Been out of print for a while, got lucky and found it for a good price. Style need to be polished a bit, thou.