One Billion Years to the End of the World by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky / ISBN 9780241472477 / 160-page paperback from Penguin Classics
'A beautiful book' Ursula K. Le Guin
This mordantly funny and provocative tale from Soviet Russia's leading science fiction writers is the story of astrophysicist Dmitri Malianov. As he reaches a major breakthrough, he finds himself plagued by interruptions, from a mysterious crate of vodka to a glamorous woman on his doorstep. Is the Universe trying to tell him something?
'On putting down one of their books, you feel a cold breeze still lifting the hairs on the back of your neck' The New York Times