Readings (some to be purchased in the Bookstore):


Yvonne Howell, ed., Red Star Tales (in Bookstore)

​​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)

Aleksander Bogdanov, Red Star (in Bookstore)

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 and in Red Star Tales)

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)

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, to Yvonne Howell for assembling the works in Red Star Tales, and to Kevin Reese for informative conversations on Soviet SF at AATSEEL and ASEEES conferences - and for his new translation of Savchenko.