Radiant terminus

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Open Letter,
Pub. Date:
2017.
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First edition.
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English
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"Irreducible to any single literary genre, the Volodinian cosmos is skillfully crafted, fusing elements of science fiction with magical realism and political commentary."-- Music & Literature

The most patently sci-fi work of Antoine Volodine's to be translated into English, Radiant Terminus takes place in a Tarkovskian landscape after the fall of the Second Soviet Union. Most of humanity has been destroyed thanks to a number of nuclear meltdowns, but a few communes remain, including one run by Solovyei, a psychotic father with the ability to invade people's dreams--including those of his daughters--and torment them for thousands of years.

When a group of damaged individuals seek safety from this nuclear winter in Solovyei's commune, a plot develops to overthrow him, end his reign of mental abuse, and restore humanity.

Fantastical, unsettling, and occasionally funny, Radiant Terminus is a key entry in Volodine's epic literary project that--with its broad landscape, ambitious vision, and interlocking characters and ideas--calls to mind the best of David Mitchell.

Antoine Volodine (a.k.a. Lutz Bassmann, a.k.a. Manuela Draeger) is the primary pseudonym of a French writer who has published more than forty books, over twenty under this name. Seven of his titles are currently available in English translation, including Minor Angels , Bardo or Not Bardo , and Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven .

Jeffrey Zuckerman is digital editor of Music & Literature . His writing and translations have appeared in Best European Fiction , 3:AM Magazine , the Rumpus , and the Los Angeles Review of Books .

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subject_facetAtomic bomb
Atomic bomb -- Soviet Union -- Fiction
FICTION / Literary
HISTORY / Civilization
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
Psychological fiction
Science fiction
Soviet Union
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