Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia (Soviet History, Politics, Society, and Thought)

Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia (Soviet History, Politics, Society, and Thought)


"[A] unusually relocating story." ―The New Yorker

"Bogdanov's novels show very much approximately their interesting writer, approximately his time and, mockingly, ours, and concerning the style of utopia in addition to his contribution to it." ―Slavic Review

"Bogdanov's imaginitive predictions for his utopia are either technological and social... much more farsighted are [his] fearful forebodings concerning the limits and prices of the utopian future." ―Science Fiction Studies

"The modern reader will wonder at [Bogdanov's] foresight: nuclear fusion and propulsion, atomic weaponry and fallout, desktops, blood transfusions, and (almost) unisexuality." ―Choice

A communist society on Mars, the Russian revolution, and sophistication fight on planets is the topic of this arresting technological know-how fiction novel through Alexander Bogdanov (1873–1928), one of many early organizers and prophets of the Russian Bolshevik celebration. The purple superstar is Mars, however it is additionally the dream set to paper of the society which can emerge on the earth after the twin victory of the socialist and scientific-technical revolutions. whereas portraying a harmonious and rational socialist society, Bogdanov sketches out the issues that would face industrialized countries, no matter if socialist or capitalist.

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