METRO 2033. WELCOME TO THE METRO OF MOSCOW
your last refuge when the world ends
Since its first release in 2005, Dmitry Glukhovsky’s best-selling novel, Metro 2033, has captivated audiences all over the world. It has been translated to dozens of languages, has inspired an award winning computer game and its hugely anticipated sequel.
The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend. More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Man's time is over. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth. They live in the Moscow Metro — the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Artyom, a young man from one of the stations, is given the task to alert everyone to a new awful threat. The future is suddenly in his hands...