Masha, or the IV Reich. In FRENCH, Actes Sud

Date of release 01/07/2020

A powerful dystopian fable (Libération)

A novel as chilling as it is astonishing.(L'Obs - Le Nouvel Observateur)

Constructed skillfully, beautifully presented with a Gothic model that imbues the object with a chilling aura (L'Internaute (Figaro website)

A total success! (The Suricate Magazine)

Hitler dreamed of a thousand-year Reich. If the National Socialists had realized their dream, what would the “post-fascist” society look a thousand years later? After all, already in the 20th century the inmates of Auschwitz had lost their human status and were debased to the level of animals, their body parts used to fulfill the consumer needs of the 'higher race.' The result? In a thousand years the inferior race has transformed into human-like animals called stors.

At the start of this story (‘Masha, or the Fourth Reich’), the main character is a journalist of an official newspaper; later he gradually joins with a group who can no longer abide the horrifying legacy of the past. Little by little his conscience awakes. The plot revolves around the main character and what happens when he falls in love with a she-stor Masha.

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Date of release 31/08/2017

[EN] In the novel, the theme is developed through a dynamic, thriller-like plot. In Megapolis, inhabited only by blind people, only "close space" exists. It is filled with electronics enabling the dwellers of this space to survive, yet making them completely dependable on it. One day, Gabr, one of the inhabitants of Megapolis, regains his eyesight. He discovers how repulsive the "close space" is and this causes him problems he starts thinking of the "distant space" and loses his peace of mind.

Jaroslav Melnik

Writer, philosopher

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