Ivan Efremov's Andromeda Nebula: the turning point of Soviet science-fiction literature

Variant title
Mlhovina v Andromedě Ivana Jefremova: bod zlomu sovětské science fiction
Source document: Bohemica litteraria. 2016, vol. 18, iss. 2, pp. 29-43
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29-43
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    1213-2144 (print)
    2336-4394 (online)
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English
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This paper studies the influence of the publication of the novel Andromeda Nebula (1957) written by Ivan Efremov on the development of Soviet science-fiction literature and particularly of its Future perception. In this novel, Efremov, for the first time, places the events of the story in the far-away future and gives a detailed description of the Future society of the Earth and especially of its inhabitants. The novel's publication brought about debates on the role and goals of science-fiction literature in the Soviet Union. The paper examines the social and cultural situation in the Soviet Union at the moment of novel's publication, describes distinctive features of Efremov's Future World drawn in the novel and attempts to explain a revolutionary effect of Andromeda Nebula on Soviet science-fiction.
Tato práce analyzuje vliv vydání románu Mlhovina v Andromedě (1957) Ivana Antonoviče Jefremova na vývoj sovětské science fiction a zejména na její zobrazení budoucnosti. V představeném románu Jefremov poprvé umístil příběh do vzdálené budoucnosti a poskytl podrobný popis budoucí společnosti Země a jejích obyvatel. Publikování románu inspirovalo diskuzi o úloze a cílech science fiction v SSSR. Studie mapuje sociální a kulturní situaci v SSSR v okamžiku zveřejnění románu, označuje charakteristické rysy Jefremovova budoucího světa a pokouší se vysvětlit revoluční vliv Mlhoviny v Andromedě na sovětskou science fiction.
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