Readings

Readings (some to be purchased in the Bookstore):

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, "On the Moon: A Fantastical Story" - online

Aleksander Bogdanov, Red Star (in Bookstore)

Nikolai Fyodorov, "The Question of Brotherhood..." (on Moodle)

Alexander Levitsky, Worlds Apart: An Anthology of Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction (in Bookstore; recommended but not required - it's full of interesting things, inckuding some early Russian fantasy)

Karel Čapek, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (in Bookstore)

Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Grand Inquisitor" from The Brothers Karamazov (on Moodle)

Evgenii Zamyatin, We (in Bookstore)

Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading (in Bookstore)

Karel Čapek, The War with the Newts (in Bookstore)

Josef Nesvadba, stories (on Moodle)

Stanisław Lem, Solaris (in Bookstore)

Various Soviet SF writers, stories (on Moodle)

Arkadii and Boris Strugatsky, "Escape Attempt" (on Moodle)

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic (in Bookstore)

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Hard to Be a God (in Bookstore)

Various authors, science fiction criticism (on Moodle)

Stanisław Lem, The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age (in Bookstore)

Stanisław Lem, Futurological Congress (in Bookstore)

Viktor Pelevin, OMON Ra (in Bookstore)

 Andrei Dichenko, stories (on Moodle)

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Lenka Pánková for suggesting War with the Newts, to Anindita Banerjee, Yvonne Howell, and Muireann Maguire for inspiring real and virtual discussions, and to Kevin Reese for informative conversations on Soviet SF at AATSEEL and ASEEES conferences. - and for his new translation of Savchenko. Thanks to Andrea Gregovich for letting us use her translations of stories by Andrei Dichenko.