The 40 Best Books of 2016

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The Doomed City, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, translated by Andrew Bromfield (Chicago Review Press)
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The Doomed City, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, translated by Andrew Bromfield (Chicago Review Press)

The Strugatsky brothers were the masters of Russian science fiction, and until this year their Roadside Picnic was the greatest of their works to be translated into English. That changed with the publication of The Doomed City, their brilliant, politically controversial novel about a town where the sun is turned on and off each day with a switch.

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