Marketing of Soviet Sci Fi

February 27 2008 at 12:05 PM
Cuban Pete 


Response to Tarkovsky's "Stalker"

 

It is interesting that although Western commentators on soviet Science fiction invariably include snide remarks about the alleged cultural monotony of soviet society, and all the other stuff about censorship alluded to before, Soviet science fiction did not allow Cold war warriors the same sport as did Solzenitsyn and similar types. Thus there was no marketing of Soviet science fiction by publishers in the west, and it was left to progressive writers such as Theodore Sturgeon to take up the cudgel on their behalf. Soviet sci Fi thus stayed an open secret in the West.
Thanks for the link to the Stanislav Lem website. The story of his ostracism by sci fi writers in USA was hilarious.

 
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