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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A new age of openness and reconstruction is dawning Newman applying his considerable skill to alternate history is incredibly fun.

And the outcome of Melvin Purvis’s hunt for a folk hero in “Tom Joad” is something to behold. Bacl rated it it was amazing Sep 02, 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. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. This section possibly contains original research.

And Leonid Brezhnev as a democratically elected politician? My library Help Advanced Book Search. But none of this wouldn’t work if we weren’t invested in the protagonists, and thankfully, we are.

Back in the USSA

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Account Options Sign in. Well, perhaps they just felt that newmman an actual alternate timeline was futile. How would Russia look with Asminov as an astrologer? Afterwards, a new socialist order, led by Debs, takes over. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thankfully, an inter-library loan request gave me the gift to finally give it a try, and it’s been worth the effort.


Back in the Ussa

te Debs for Russian socialist leader Vladimir Lenin? 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. Kunja rated it liked it Jan 08, Lists with This Book. Plus, the parts set during the war itself tne the first and superior half of Full Metal Jacket with the dark journey of Apocalypse Now. And there’s something strangely disjointed about “On the Road,” the concluding story written specifically for this collection.

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Ironic that Newman’s vision of a shattered USSA isn’t too hack from our current United States, and even the stuff that gets exacerbated by Capone’s Stalinistic tactics magnified by his mafioso tendencies, proving that even through a mirror darkly some things never change aren’t exactly things that went good for the capitalistic reality of the US. Robert Taylor rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Views Read Edit View history. Oct 29, Billy Roper rated it liked it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat The stories imagine Alexander II of Russia was not assassinated in as in the current timeline.

Jan 07, Raymond Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: Mario rated it really liked it Jul 15, Michael rated it really liked it Jul 01, Been out of print for a while, got lucky and found it for a good price. This is my second time reading this and I still think it rips.


Kim Newman and Eugene Byrne turn history on its head with this novel of “what if?

Gradually, bavk the United States is unstable politically and socially, with overwhelming oim unrest stemming from the massive and seemingly pointless loss of American lives in the mud of the Western Front and the increasing gap between the wealthy ‘ robber barons ‘ and the poor workers, and kum massive corruption and exploitation this has resulted in. Instead, Theodore Roosevelt was reelected President of the United States as the Progressive Party candidate inonly to be assassinated on December 19, at the Chicago Union Stockyards by the sharpshooter and exhibition shooter Annie Oakleybefore he took office, when personally breaking a labor strike with the help of the Rough Riders.

Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism Jan 25, Boyd rated it really liked it.

Back in the USSA. Dec 13, Riju Ganguly rated it really liked it. This section needs additional citations bxck verification. Perhaps the authors would give it a new flourish, adding a few more taut novellas to the main body, when they hopefully re-release this book at some point of time. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.