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Red Star - The First Bolshevik Utopia and Engineer Menni

by Alexander Bogdanov - £14.99  Indiana University Press (1984)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780253203175 | ISBN 10: 0253203171

A communist society on Mars, the Russian Revolution, and class struggle on two planets are the subjects of two remarkable science fiction novels by Alexander Bogdanov (1873-1928), one of the early organisers and prophets of the Russian Bolshevik Party.
 
While portraying a harmonious and rational socialist society, Bogdanov sketches out the problems that will face industrialized nations, whether socialist or capitalist. He points to such timely issues as the dangers of atomic energy, the preservation of the environment, the dilemmas of biomedical ethics, and shortages of natural resources and food.
 
This volume includes the novels Red Star (1908) and Engineer Menni (1913) and a poem, "A Martian Stranded on Earth" (1927).
 
Essays by Richard Stites and Loren R. Graham provide the political, social, and cultural context for these classic works of Russian science fiction.

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