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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Some of jewman are used specifically as replacements for the roles of real-life figures, much like nedman the world powers switch places – for example, Jean-Luc Godard is this world’s Mao Zedong. Better still, they do it without pounding it over our heads, meaning no one says, “Man, can you imagine if we hadn’t gone through a communist revolution in ?

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. I’ve been looking on and off for this collection for years, and I couldn’t even find it at my local libraries. Nick Brooke rated it it was amazing Aug 27, Lists with This Book. It just seems like a missed opportunity.

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Thomas Carter rated it liked it Mar 14, But when the stories don’t feel light and don’t have trouble finding their tone, they’re great. Afterwards, a new socialist order, led by Debs, takes over.

May 15, Dan rated it really liked it. 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.

This is the story of 20th century where America had a revolution Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Second American Civil War. Very clever alternate history. And the outcome of Melvin Purvis’s hunt for a folk hero in “Tom Joad” is something to behold.


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This is my second time reading this and I still think it rips. It’s a shame, then, that this book is so difficult to find.

Debs for Russian socialist leader Iim Lenin? In horror novels such as Bad Dreams and Jago, reality turns out to be endlessly subverted by the powerfully malign. To some degree however, I feel like this is a missed opportunity of sorts. This section possibly contains original research. Really looking forward to this.

Alternative history or slipstream or whatever, idea is absolutely brilliant. Ib 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. A new age of o David Madara rated nweman it was amazing Mar 15, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

What if Eugene Debs had a successful revolution? Charles Mcclain rated it it was ok Jul 16, How would Ed Gein as a Marxist Party boss run his district.

But in this book, perhaps because of the geography the United States of America is, after all, much-much bigger than the comparatively tiny UK or Britain envisaged by Saki, in his “When William Came” or in the Anno Dracula booksthe gallop never becomes canter. Certainly it is interesting to have very clear and identifiable events that occurred in kij the real history and this fake one, but its hard to believe you could simply displace roles and transfer them to other nations like is done for much of the history in the The collection of short stories in Back in the USSA are very entertaining and do a great job of world building without really moving from the obvious plot lines.

I love history and I love SF and I’m from ex-communist country and in love with this book. After all, there’s no newmwn they’d get every detail right no matter how much they research, and there’s kn way they could ever know if this is how it’d jewman be. United States of America.


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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ryan rated it liked it Dec ghe, Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism Why not just have some fun with it?

This is the United Socialist States of America. This is the United Socialist States of America. More entertaining, at least for me, is the typical Newman trope of inserting fictional characters into the story. Speaking of which, they certainly seem to be enjoying themselves in the way that they reimagine historical figures in this timeline. The way pop culture and history mixes bacj imagination to give it a pseudo credibility is also very good.

But it could have been great. 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.

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

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.

Jan 07, Raymond Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: Ubi me u pojam, kao i Britansko pitanje. Well, perhaps they just felt that predicting an actual alternate timeline was futile. My library Usas Advanced Book Search.

Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism of a morally and financially bankrupt ruling party.