Item Name & Description: Red Plenty by Francis Spufford (U.S. trade paperback).
Patrick Nielsen Hayden describes it as:
simply the most interesting non-fiction book I’ve read in years. It’s told in novelistic form, and it is the story of the generations of Soviet citizens — economists, planners, scientists — who believed, actually believed, in the idea that if they planned the USSR’s economy well enough, and got the math right enough, the horn-of-plenty would burst open and shower wealth upon the land. It’s absolutely riveting. . . . RED PLENTY delivers more pure science-fictional amazement than a dozen typical genre books. You can quote me on that.
Starting Bid: $5.
Notes: Donated by Patrick Nielsen Hayden. Ships anywhere.
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