Prisoners of Power

STRUGATSKY, Arkady & Boris. Prisoners of Power.

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STRUGATSKY, Arkady & Boris Prisoners of Power New York, Macmillan, 1977.

8vo. Original cream cloth over green paper covered boards, titled green to spine, with printed dust jacket; pp. x, 286; a very good copy with a little wear to the jacket and some very minor foxing.
First US edition. Also known as Inhabited Island, this science fiction novel follows the planet-hopping protagonist Maxim Kammerer who gets stranded off-world. The book was originally published in parts through the literary magazine Neva, and then again as a novel (with changes as required by the state censor) in 1971.This is the first translation into English (Jacobson) which is based on the censored version of the novel.
The Strugatsky Brothers, Arkady and Boris, published many highly acclaimed works of science fiction, mostly in the latter half of the 20th century. Though the works were largely printed in Russian originally, many were later translated into English, German, French and Italian.