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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And the outcome of Melvin Purvis’s hunt for a folk hero in “Tom Joad” is something to behold. Inn knjiga, budi mastu! Commonwealth of Independent States.

Life’s Lottery, his most mainstream novel, consists of multiple choice fragments which enable readers to choose the hero’s fate and take him into usea, crime and sf storylines or into mundane reality. Ironically, it is true that the United States today, after the end of the Cold War, has become more Communistic than Russia now is.

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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. A new age of openness and reconstruction is dawning 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.

Want to Read saving…. How bacck Ed Gein as a Marxist Party boss run his district. This lets them have fun with presenting historical susa and events in a new way as Al Capone becomes this timeline’s version of Joseph Stalin, and British and Russian soldiers fight American-backed Vietcong forces. David Madara rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Marc rated it it was amazing Sep 02, It ends the book not with a bang, but with a whimper and some really weird imagery.


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Back in the Ussa

No trivia or quizzes yet. Makes me wonder what the Soviet equivalent was, if any. A new age of o Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism July Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Mario rated it really liked it Jul 15, Paul Hasbrouck rated it really liked it Sep 27, Kunja rated it liked it Jan 08, 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.

Michael rated it really liked it Jul 01, But when the stories don’t feel light and don’t have trouble finding their tone, they’re great. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Refresh and try again. 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.

It’s a shame, then, that this book is so difficult to find.

Back in the USSA

Thomas Carter rated it liked it Mar 14, Plus, the parts set during the war itself blend the first and superior half of Full Metal Jacket with the dark journey of Apocalypse Now.


A new age of openness and reconstruction is dawning Robert Taylor rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Maybe the only slight on the book is that, lacking an actual vision into the rise of Capone as Party Leader ala Stalin, the idea of Capone as the USSA’s Stalin feels more like a fun gimmick than one with any thought put into it.

More entertaining, at least for me, is the typical Newman trope of inserting fictional characters into the story. No eBook available Amazon.

Hardcoverpages. Well, perhaps they just felt that predicting an actual alternate timeline was futile.

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Second American Civil War. Byrne and Newman went a little overboard with trying to draw too many parallels such as having Aleister Crowley stand ki, for Rasputinbut the sheer coolness of the stories make up for it.

Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism of a morally and financially bankrupt ruling party. Ziesing Books- Alternative histories FictionAmerican – pages.

I love history and I love SF and I’m from ex-communist country and in love with this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It just seems like a missed opportunity.