Metro 2033

( Russian - Метро 2033 - 2005 )

novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky

translated by Natasha Randall

PUblished: Gollancz - hardback - 2010
ISBN: 0575086234 / 9780575086234

Gollancz - trade paperback - 2010
ISBN: 0575086246 / 9780575086241

Gollancz - paperback - 2010
ISBN: 057086254 / 9780575086258

Gollancz - e-book - 2010
eISBN: 978057508265
( Amazon ) - Kindle - 2010
ASIN: B003774XKG

Gollancz - audio - 2010

Gollancz - audio ( MP3 ) - 2010
ISBN: 1491508183 / 9781491508183

FutureCorps - trade paperback - 2013 ( US )
ISBN: 131481845705/ 9781481845700

The world has been reduced to rubble. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries 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.
More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Rusted railways lead into emptiness. The ether is void and the airwaves echo to a soulless howling. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world.
A few score thousand survivors live on in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. It is humanity's last refuge. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters - or the simple need to repulse an enemy incursion. It is a world without a tomorrow. Feelings have given way to instinct. Survival at any price.
VDNKh was one of the Metro's best stations and still remains secure. But now a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to the legendary Polis, to alert everyone to the awful danger and to get help. He holds the future of his native station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.