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I found a translation of this book online. It's a 1920s Soviet sci-fi novel about a special light that makes things grow fast. It doesn't appear to be particularly rooted in science. Here's the two references in the text I found. They only had one electric revolver, but it was good protection. A 1927 model, the pride of French technology for shooting ...


I believe it's rather a Zeitgeist. Soviet writers in 1920s were quite ingenious in arms "development". Belyaev in "Master of the World" used powerful mental weapon, A.N.Tolstoy in "Engineer Garin's Hyperboloid" projected a kind of laser weapon and so on. "Electric revolvers" in Bulgakov's story are much more powerful than modern samples: a multi-charged ...

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