- In Ukrainian?
We were about 15 years' old, sitting in the corner of a smoky canteen. It was about midnight and we hadn't been to school for two weeks. As prodigy chess- players we were sent to the tournament far away from our native towns with the provision that we attend the school for a month or so in a new place. Not a chance. We lived in the hotel as adults, played chess at nights as adults and ate in the railway canteen close to midnight as adults. Alcohol was not served to us but we were drunk anyway; the fumes around us were filled with vodka and other exotic liqueurs. We were on top of the world. That's when I told my friends about the Martian Chronicles.
- I only have the book in Ukrainian. Cannot find it in Russian. They say you can buy it in English in a Friendship store, where they sell foreign books.
- What's it about?
- It is a compendium of science fiction stories about US folks flying to Mars.
- Only US folks?