Radiant Terminus by Antoine Volodine,Jeffrey Zuckerman

By Antoine Volodine,Jeffrey Zuckerman

"Irreducible to any unmarried literary style, the Volodinian cosmos is skillfully crafted, fusing parts of technological know-how fiction with magical realism and political commentary."— Music & Literature

The so much patently sci-fi paintings of Antoine Volodine's to be translated into English, Radiant Terminus takes position in a Tarkovskian panorama after the autumn of the second one Soviet Union. such a lot of humanity has been destroyed because of a few nuclear meltdowns, yet a couple of communes stay, together with one run by means of Solovyei, a psychotic father having the ability to invade people's dreams—including these of his daughters—and torment them for hundreds of thousands of years.

When a gaggle of broken members search defense from this nuclear wintry weather in Solovyei's commune, a plot develops to overthrow him, finish his reign of psychological abuse, and fix humanity.

Fantastical, unsettling, and sometimes humorous, Radiant Terminus is a key access in Volodine's epic literary venture that—with its huge panorama, formidable imaginative and prescient, and interlocking characters and ideas—calls to brain the easiest of David Mitchell.

Antoine Volodine (a.k.a. Lutz Bassmann, a.k.a. Manuela Draeger) is the first pseudonym of a French author who has released greater than 40 books, over twenty less than this identify. Seven of his titles are at present to be had in English translation, together with Minor Angels, Bardo or no longer Bardo, and Post-Exoticism in Ten classes, Lesson Eleven.

Jeffrey Zuckerman is electronic editor of Music & Literature. His writing and translations have seemed in Best eu Fiction, 3:AM Magazine, the Rumpus, and the Los Angeles overview of Books.

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