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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Please improve it by verifying the claims thee and adding inline citations. But none of this wouldn’t work if we weren’t invested in the protagonists, and thankfully, we are. When Eugene Debs led the Revolution, few expected it to lead to the iron-fisted regime of Chairman Al “Scarface” Capone, a dictatorship that would last into the s.
Following this, his vice president, Charles Foster Kane takes power, and gradually leads the United States into greater levels of oppression, class division and bureaucratic incompetence and corruption — including an earlier entry into World War I in and the assassination of his rival candidate, Woodrow Wilsonduring the election campaign.
I’ll readily admit that some of the novellas are weaker than others.
Back in the USSA
Nick Brooke rated it it newma amazing Aug 27, 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.
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Speaking of which, they certainly seem to be enjoying themselves in the way that they reimagine historical figures in this timeline. Jan 25, Boyd rated it really liked it. Makes me wonder what the Soviet equivalent was, if any.
Back in the USSA by Kim Newman
Account Options Sign in. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This section possibly contains original research. The stories hte Alexander II of Russia was not assassinated in as in the current timeline. Style need to be polished a bit, thou.
Back in the Ussa
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. And how would Kurt Vonnegut be as a president in a country on the verge of collapse; thhe and find out. Ij this is to say that the worldbuilding is quite excellent.
This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat The stories are significant in that they feature famous fictional characters particularly from American and British texts interacting with real personages; President Charles Foster Kane, for example, bac, the main character from Orson Welles ‘ motion picture Citizen Kanewhereas Tom Joad — hunted by real-life law enforcers Elliot Ness and Melvin Purvis in ‘Tom Joad’ — is the protagonist of John Steinbeck ‘s The Grapes of Wrath.
Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. One of the two superpowers which has dominated the 20th century is on the verge of being torn apart. Matt Mitrovich rated it really liked it Apr 27, Well, perhaps they just felt that predicting an actual alternate timeline was futile. Charles Mcclain rated it it was ok Jul 16, 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 horror, crime and sf storylines or into mundane reality.
May 15, Dan rated it really liked it.
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The old communists regime which has held sway since the Revolution of is weak and divided. Been out of print for a while, got lucky and found it for a good price.
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.
John rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Certainly it is interesting to have very clear and identifiable events that occurred in both 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.
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