Wednesday, June 23, 2010

METRO 2033

by Dmitry Glukhovsky

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation.
Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind.
But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend.

Metro 2033 tells the story of a young boy Artyom who goes a long way to save his world from mortal danger.
The book describes the consequences of an atomic war.
Its only survivors strive for existence in the mazes of the Moscow subway (Metro) some two decades after the nuclear Holocaust.
Formally a sci-fi novel, Metro 2033 describes a dystopia, in which Russia’s present-day society is meticulously analyzed and described.

Because of its large popularity in Russia it was translated to English for the world to read. It's sequel Metro 2034 has not been translated yet. The story was even used for a game called Metro 2033: The Last.