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Science fiction and utopian fantasy in Soviet literature

Peter Yershov

Science fiction and utopian fantasy in Soviet literature

by Peter Yershov

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Published by Research Program on the U.S.S.R. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Russian literature -- History and criticism,
  • Science fiction -- History and criticism,
  • Utopias in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Peter Yershov.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK1 .E35 no. 62
    The Physical Object
    Pagination66 p. ;
    Number of Pages66
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6151978M
    LC Control Number54004525
    OCLC/WorldCa2516429

    Socialist, communist, anarchist, or otherwise leftist science fiction and fantasy. The origins of sci-fi as a genre go back to the utopian tradition and despite the appearance of a pronounced conservative bias in the genre, there has always been a strong left-wing influence within both sci-fi and fantasy.   Summarizing the volume’s findings, Tuorma writes, “Current Russian scientific and fantasy literature, both utopian and dystopic, seems to lack the radical and transformative power seminal to science fiction.”.

      We explore all of the world\'s inspiration for the future--authors from all cultures who create science fiction and fantasy novels. Russian science fiction and fantasy powerhouse contributions to the canon may be unheralded because of limited availability of English translations. REACH looks at a shortlist of some of the best Russian authors of genre fiction out there.   Oh yes, there was a lot of science fiction in communist countries, almost as much as in the West. Not much of fantasy, though - this kind of literature was considered reactionary in some places, or just never took off in others. In Poland, Tolkien.

    German Science Fiction up to Germany has an extensive history of science fiction. In the first of two articles, Elmar Podlasly provides a summary review of some of Germany's landmark SF up to the end of World War II. Quick links to below sections: 1. – Germany under the Kaiser 2. Dime novel culture under the Kaiser’s rule. Get this from a library! The post-Soviet politics of Utopia: language, fiction and fantasy in modern Russia. [Mikhail Suslov; Per-Arne Bodin;] -- "More than 'utopian' novels are published in Russia every year. These utopias - meaning here fantasy fiction, science fiction, space operas or alternative history - do not set out merely to.


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This volume is a much-needed guide to key authors and trends in post-Soviet utopian writing.”Author: Per-Arne Bodin and Mikhail Suslov (Eds). Looking across the world to the Soviet Union, one of the most influential dystopian novels is Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, which was first published in We presents a future that serves as a solid prototype for many following future societies that would appear in science fiction literature.

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Nearly everyone, especially teens, since young adults are very often the subjects, can fall in love with a sci-fi novel or series. Several times as long as Lahana's modest study, Leonid Heller's De la science-fiction soviètique: par dela le dogme, un univers is a much more ambitious and partisan work, attempting to place Soviet SF in the context of Russian literature and above all to prove that it has been a powerful oppositional force to socialist realism and Marxist.

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Le Guin. Written during the Vietnam War, the story takes place in a distant solar system (Tau Ceti) where two empires with diametrically opposed views become engaged in a proxy war when a neighboring state undergoes a revolution.

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“The once and often suggestive field of utopian fantasy has been exploited, perhaps under the comic-book definition, into a bastard literary device known as ‘science fiction.’Author: Peter Fitting. This book often is hailed as spawning both the genres of science fiction and horror.

Neil Smith — The Probability Broach () A classic of libertarian science fiction and alternate worlds, The Probability Broach offers a libertarian utopia, matched only perhaps by Galt’s Gulch in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The best books on Dystopia and Utopia recommended by Chan Koonchung.

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This wide-ranging exploration of the impulses, movements, and unique voices in twentieth century science fiction originally appeared as the introduction to this year’s The Big Book of Science Fiction from Vintage Books.

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