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Strugatsky, Arkady, & Boris Strugatsky : The Doomed City

(Chicago Review Press 978-1-61373-596-1, $18.99, 416pp, trade paperback, July 2016)

Nominal Publication Date: Fri 1 Jul 2016

The magnum opus of Russia’s greatest science fiction novelists translated into English for the first time

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are widely considered the greatest of Russian science fiction masters, and their most famous work, Roadside Picnic, has enjoyed great popularity worldwide. Yet the novel they worked hardest on, that was their own favorite, and that readers worldwide have acclaimed as their magnum opus, has never before been published in English. The Doomed City was so politically risky that the Strugatsky brothers kept its existence a complete secret even from their closest friends for sixteen years after its completion in 1972. It was only published in Russia during perestroika in the late 1980s, the last of their works to see publication. It was translated into a host of European languages, and now appears in English in a major new effort by acclaimed translator Andrew Bromfield.

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The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, tonight announced this year’s Bram Stoker Award® winners during a ceremony held as part of StokerCon 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

 Paul Tremblay – A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

 Nicole Cushing – Mr. Suicide (Word Horde)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

 John Dixon – Devil’s Pocket (Simon & Schuster)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

 Sam Weller, Mort Castle, Chris Ryall, & Carlos Guzman (editors) – Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (IDW Publishing)

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