Karel Čapek

War with the Newts

Trans. Alexander Bobrakov-Timoškin
Война с саламандрами
Война с саламандрами
Inostranka, 2015, 640 pp
Language: Russian
Genre: Prose

War with the Newts (Válka s mloky in the original Czech), also translated as War with the Salamanders, is a 1936 satirical science fiction story by Czech author Karel Capek. It concerns the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, the Newts, who are initially enslaved and exploited. They acquire human knowledge and rebel, leading to a global war for supremacy.

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Language: Russian
Title: Война с саламандрами
Publisher: Inostranka
Year: 2015
Pages: 640
Genre: Prose