Back in the USSA by Eugene Byrne

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1989... 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 since the Revolution of 1917 is weak and divided. Dissident voices, silent for too long, have been raised against the corrupt and inefficient gangsterism of a morally and financially bankrupt ruling party. A new age of openness and reconstruction is dawning...

This is the United Socialist States of America.

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 1950s. But no tyranny, capitalist or communists, can stop real revolutionaries like Buddy Holy, Howard Hughes, Tom Joad, Eliot Ness, Kurt Vonnegut, andthe Blues Brothers.

This is the story of 20th century where America had a revolution... and Russia didn't; where there were Tsars in the Kremlin and Commissars in the White House. Where America invaded Japan and Britain fought the war in Vietnam; where Isaac Asimov was a Russian TV astrologer and Ed Gein was a Hero of Labor.

Kim Newman and Eugene Byrne turn history on its head with this novel of "what if...?" -- a must-read for Proletariats world-wide!

 

About Eugene Byrne

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EUGENE BYRNE is a freelance journalist whose work focuses on history and has been published in many periodicals, including BBC History. Darwin: A Graphic Biography is the third historical graphic novel on which Byrne and illustrator Simon Gurr have collaborated. SIMON GURR is a cartoonist and illustrator who has been producing web and print comics with a focus on educational illustration for more than twenty years.








Author Residence: Bristol, England SIMON GURR is a cartoonist and illustrator who has been producing web and print comics with a focus on educational illustration for more than twenty years.Illustrator Residence: Bristol, England
 
Published September 1, 1997 by Mark V. Ziesing. 356 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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