Definitely Maybe by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

Definately Maybe

 

My latest column at Asymptote Journal‘s blog is now available for public consumption. It concerns a new, unexpurgated translation of Definitely Maybe, or A Billion Years Before the End of the World, a science fiction satire of late Soviet Union intellectual life. Written in the early seventies by the powerhouse team of Arkady and Boris Strugatksy, it poses the question: what would you do if all human progress came to a halt? As they say on the Internet, what happens next will surprise you.