Hard to Be a God

Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky

Fantasy Science Fiction Horror

Don Rumata has been sent from Earth to the medieval kingdom of Arkanar with instructions to observe and to save what he can. Masquerading as an arrogant nobleman, a dueler, and a brawler, he is never defeated, but yet he can never kill. With his doubt and compassion, and his deep love for a local girl named Kira, Rumata wants to save the kingdom from the machinations of Don Reba, the first minister to the king. But given his orders, what role can he play? This long overdue translation will reintroduce one of the most profound Soviet-era novels to an eager audience. Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are widely known as the greatest Russian writers of science fiction, and their 1964 novel "Hard to Be a God "is considered one of the greatest of their works. Yet until now the only English version (unavailable for over thirty years) was based on a German translation, and was full of errors, infelicities, and misunderstandings. Now, in a new translation by Olena Bormashenko, whose translation of the authors' "Roadside Picnic "has received widespread acclaim, here is the definitive edition of this brilliant work. It tells the story of Don Rumata, who has been sent from Earth to the medieval kingdom of Arkanar, with instructions to observe and to influence, but never to directly intervene. Masquerading as an arrogant nobleman, a dueler and a brawler, Don Rumata is never defeated but can never kill. With his doubt and compassion, and his deep love for a local girl named Kira, Rumata wants to save the kingdom from the machinations of Don Reba, the First Minister to the king. But given his orders, what role can he play?"Hard to Be a God "has inspired a computer game and two movies, including Aleksei German's long-awaited swan song. This long-overdue translation will reintroduce one of the most profound Soviet-era novels to an eager audience.

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Arkady and BorisStrugatsky were famous and popular Russian writers of science fiction, with more than 25 novels and novellas to their names, including "The Doomed City," "The Inhabited Island," and "Roadside Picnic." Their books have been widely translated and made into a number of films. Hari Kunzru is the author of several highly praised novels, including "Gods Without Men "and" The Impressionist." Olena Bormashenko is the acclaimed translator of the Strugatskys' "Roadside Picnic." Arkady and BorisStrugatsky were famous and popular Russian writers of science fiction, with more than 25 novels and novellas to their names, including "The Doomed City," "The Inhabited Island," and "Roadside Picnic." Hari Kunzru is the author of several highly praised novels, including "Gods Without Men "and" The Impressionist." Olena Bormashenko is the critically acclaimed translator of the Strugatskys' "Roadside Picnic."

General Fields

  • : 9781613748282
  • : Chicago Review Press
  • : Chicago Review Press
  • : May 2014
  • : 214mm X 140mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 246
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : Arkady Strugatsky