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)
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)
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)

AND

Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 (buy for yourself)

 

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. Glukhovsky was selected as the final reading because they have made it into a Really Excellent Video Game.