THE MAKEPEACE EXPERIMENT. Translated by Manya Harari. London: Collins & Harvill Press, . Octavo, boards. First British edition. First published in Polish as LYUBIMOV in France in 1963. Siniavskii's "finest novel ... tells with warmth and power of the transformation of a small Russian village through the ability of one man to broadcast his will hypnotically through space; when he loses his power, robot tanks regain the village and he flees. The satirical implications of this allegorical recasting of the triumph of communism in Russia are obvious." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1112. Suvin, Russian SF, p. 28. Top edge of text block age-darkened, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with dust soiling to rear panel. (#106489).
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