Red Star

Alexander Bogdanov Charles Rougle

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Red Star A surprisingly moving story The New YorkerBogdanov s novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author about his time and ironically ours and about the genre of utopia as well as his contr

  • Title: Red Star
  • Author: Alexander Bogdanov Charles Rougle
  • ISBN: 9780253203175
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • A surprisingly moving story The New YorkerBogdanov s novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution to it Slavic ReviewBogdanov s imaginative predictions for his utopia are both technological and social Even farsighted are his anxious forebodings A surprisingly moving story The New YorkerBogdanov s novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution to it Slavic ReviewBogdanov s imaginative predictions for his utopia are both technological and social Even farsighted are his anxious forebodings about the limits and costs of the utopian future Science Fiction StudiesThe contemporary reader will marvel at Bogdanov s foresight nuclear fusion and propulsion, atomic weaponry and fallout, computers, blood transfusions, and almost unisexuality ChoiceA communist society on Mars, the Russian revolution, and class struggle on two planets is the subject of this arresting science fiction novel by Alexander Bogdanov 1873 1928 , one of the early organizers and prophets of the Russian Bolshevik party The red star is Mars, but it is also the dream set to paper of the society that could emerge on earth after the dual victory of the socialist and scientific technical revolutions While portraying a harmonious and rational socialist society, Bogdanov sketches out the problems that will face industrialized nations, whether socialist or capitalist.

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    1. Jim on said:

      Alien abductions! Interplanetary romance! Scarily accurate technological predictions! Spacecraft powered by anti-matter! The threat of genocide on a global scale! Proletarian revolution! What else do you want from a utopian sci-fi novel published in 1908 by an eccentric Bolshevik scientist, writer, and revolutionary?

    2. M. on said:

      Politik söylem hikayeyi fazla boğmuş. Bilim kurgu yönü zayıf kalmış.

    3. Michael Burnam-Fink on said:

      Greeting Comrades! Board your Sputnik, and prepare for Space Communism.Red Star is one of those weird historical scifi artifacts. Written in 1907 by an early Bolshevik and good friend of Lenin's, it imagines contact between contemporary Earth and a Martian socialist utopia. Leonid, our narrator, is a communist revolutionary who is selected as the idea ambassador between Earth and Mars by a secret Martian mission equipped with an anti-gravity spaceship. He journeys to a world where the revolution [...]

    4. Fabulantes on said:

      Reseña: fabulantes/2013/04/est"Desde la óptica de la ciencia-ficción, Estrella Roja recuerda indudablemente a varias novelas del Ekumen, la saga espacial de Ursula K. Le Guin. Es notable la idea de vecindad espacial que pone a una sociedad teóricamente utópica a las puertas de un mundo capitalista, tal y como ocurre en Los desposeídos. Sorprendentemente, hay otro rasgo más de la obra de Bogdánov en Le Guin: al igual que la escritora californiana rompiera las fronteras de género en La ma [...]

    5. Janine on said:

      This is one of my favorite books. Written by Alyaksandr Malinouski, more commonly known as Alexander Bogdanov. A work of science fiction about a socialist utopia on Mars.

    6. Bastián Olea H. on said:

      En esta novela de ciencia ficción rusa, que data de 1908, Marte es un planeta completamente comunista. Los marcianos invitan a un terrícola socialista (ruso, obvio) para entablar lazos interplanetarios. Estos marcianos (spoiler) discuten si colonizar nuestro planeta burgués para extraer energía nuclear o radiactiva, la cual les es escasa para alimentar sus naves antigravitacionales y para sinteizar proteínas cruciales para una población pronta a llegar al límite de los recursos planetario [...]

    7. Kaan on said:

      Lenin'in çalışma arkadaşı, Bolşevik devrimci Bogdanov, kitabın orta bölümlerinde sosyalist ütopyasını tasvire ayırmış ve kurguyu zayıflatmış ancak son anlarda ilgiyi çekmeyi başarıyor. Ortalarını okurken devamını okumam diyordum, şimdiyse bir süre sonra ikinci kitaba şans veririm herhalde.

    8. David on said:

      Written by a Bolshevik physician / intellectual in the waning days of the 1905 Russian Revolution. A major part of the book is like the 19th century "guided tour of the future" utopian fiction. However, there is more plot and characters than those tended to have. It does have a short-coming similar to the original Star Trek series in which several top crew members are indispensable in doing every kind of task.For those interested in socialist speculations, this is an important portrait.One inter [...]

    9. Jonathan on said:

      Red Star is from 1908. With good reason, I first heard of Bogdanov in Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars. Alexander was an “Old Bolshevik”, friend of Lenin and Trotsky, Victor Serge and many other early revolutionaries. This novella tells of a utopian civilization on Mars after a revolution. As an article of science fiction, it has some pretty accurate predictions and the influence is clearly felt in other early utopian SF and the works of Ursula K LeGUin. As a novel, it was slow, but as a crea [...]

    10. Can on said:

      Sovyet de bilimkurgu da benim için ayrı ayrı ilgi çekici ve albenilidir. Bir aradayken neden olmasın dedim ve başladım fakat pek beklediğimi bulamadım açıkçası. Bogdanov'un bilim insanı kimliği yazar kimliğinin önündeymiş diye düşündürdü bana çünkü esere dair hemen hemen tüm unsurlar yavan ve kuruydu.200 sayfanın tüm amacı -+ kutuplar gibi farklı olan iki marslının dünya hakkındaki kısa münazarasıydı. Aslında tipik bir üst kültür - alt kültür çatı [...]

    11. Brendan on said:

      a good example of soviet idealism, interesting, but not terribly exciting. still culturally significant.

    12. Rachel on said:

      As some insight into historical ideology, Red Star is great (I guess). But as a novel, not good. Boring. Boring. Boring. I skipped through and just found what I needed for my homework

    13. Brook on said:

      Good primitive AFTER from the early 20th century, similar to Gilman's Herland or Bellamy.

    14. Nathália on said:

      I skimmed through most of the second part, it didn't interest me as much as the first one. I was a little scared I'd get lost with references from a book born a few years prior to the Bolshevik revolution, but the simplicity of it really surprised me. I wonder if Bogdanov meant to write a book in which his ideas would be conveyed in a timeless and universal fashion - perhaps that was his goal.Red Star was my first contact with socialist utopia so it really felt fresh to me. I couldn't get enough [...]

    15. Matt Kelland on said:

      It's amazing in some ways to think this was written over a century ago: Bogdanov talks about live streaming 3D media, and other such things. On the other hand, it's definitely a child of its time: written before the Russian revolution of 1917, it's a political polemic about a utopian communist society, heavily laden with rhetoric, propaganda, and worthy discourse. However, unlike many similar books, it's very readable. Bogdanov's use of science makes this stand out from typical turn of the centu [...]

    16. Aslihan on said:

      Bazı kitaplara erken uğruyor, bazılarına geç kalıyoruz. Bu benim geç kaldığım kitaplardan biri. Bulgakov’dan önce, Platonov’dan ve Ursula Le Guin’den önce, Aleksiyeviç’ten ve 1990 sonrası yazılanlardan önce okumuş olsaydım, sosyalist ütopyanın benim için farklı bir anlamı olabilirdi. Daha erken bir zamanda okumuş olsaydım kitabın bir praxis sorunu ya da reel sosyalizm tartışması yaptığını düşünebilirdim. Oysa bugün proleterya diktatörlüğü, Sovyet [...]

    17. Javier Avilés on said:

      Una curiosidad, mucho más si tenemos en cuenta que fue publicado en 1908. La descripción de Marte como una sociedad planetaria que funciona eficientemente bajo premisas socialistas.Por otra parte me resulta chocante que de alguna manera siente las premisas sobre las formas de representar a los marcianos y por extensión a los extraterrestres: grandes cráneos y ojos enormes. ¿Nace en esta novela el mito sobre el extraterrestre invasor con esos rasgos?

    18. and on said:

      peter thiel & elon musk's true forefather, the first to experiment with blood transfusion. unfortunately, this reads like a fake science textbook and has 0 literary merits. i recommend speed reading it or just reading a article about it since the experience of reading it is unbearablessian cosmists were dope af tho

    19. Sweetlittlesheila on said:

      This book had two stories and a poem. strong writing and arguments in many parts, yet it had very long, detailed descriptions that seem to lecture instead of match the narrative. I am fascinated by the idea of Mars having water canals at one point. The stories forwards had a lot of vital and interesting information.

    20. Antonio Ceté on said:

      ¿Puedo decir "hijo de su tiempo"? ¿Sí? Pues adelante: hijo de su tiempo. Dentro de eso, muy bien, ahí con los socialistas de Marte como modelo y gente que lo hace todo bien (aunque son unos chungos, si me apuras). En realidad lo malo del libro es que estamos (estoy) rotos por dentro y no creemos en la revolución mundial a sangre y fuego, y eso dificulta la aceptación.

    21. Luis Cancio on said:

      Interesting as a sample of an era, but ultimately flawed as a book. The ideas might be worth exploring; however, the narrative is poor, with serious pacing issues, and could use a fair bit of Chekov's gun.

    22. Jobjörn Folkesson on said:

      Den här boken är lite speciell. Det är en science fiction-roman från 1908 och handlar om en ung bolsjevik som åker till Mars och lär sig om det socialistiska samhället där. Även om en kan ha invändningar mot en del detaljer - som i varje utopistisk beskrivning - verkar det ändå jävligt grymt med kommunism. Till och med växtligheten är röd!Bortsett från att socialism på mars är stoffet drömmar görs av är boken även intressant med tanke på sin historiska utgångspunkt. Den [...]

    23. El Biblionauta on said:

      La fascinación por Marte no es reciente. Los astrónomos antiguos ya la observaban con interés. En 1877, el astrónomo italiano Giovanni Schiaparelli vio unas líneas en la superficie marciana que muchos interpretaron como canales de agua hechos por seres inteligentes. La hipótesis de la vida marciana cogió entonces gran vuelo y autores de ciencia ficción como Herbert George Wells plasmaron este hecho en obras como La guerra de los mundos (1898) en la que unos seres parecidos a pulpos a bor [...]

    24. Laetitia on said:

      I was a bit reluctant to read this book at first. I expected a quite dry, moralist description of some ideal communist state. But the book still managed to, kind of, surprise me. The idea of Martians that have developed some kind of Marxist state on Mars is almost childishly charming. Among detailed - and, as expected - dry descriptions of factories and semi-scientific ways to prolong life (Bogdanov died while experimenting with blood transfusions, in an attempt to find a way to achieve eternal [...]

    25. Carmela Napoletano on said:

      Il libro è gradevole, nonostante uno stile di scrittura che rispecchia molto l'epoca in cui è stato scritto, la lettura scorre abbastanza bene.La trama fantascientifica serve da pretesto all'autore per descrivere come potrebbe diventare la società degli uomini se si realizzasse l'utopia del comunismo e per questo lo trovo interessante anche dal punto di vista storico-filologico.Ho dato tre stelle perchè in alcuni punti il romanzo incespica un pò, soprattutto nel secondo raccondo "L'ingegner [...]

    26. Cora Line on said:

      Si no fuera porque soy poco dada a las aventuras extraterrestres, diría que las dos premisas sobre las que se asienta el libro, Marte como la anti-tierra, y comunismo como organización económica pero sin estado, pueden ser un buen gancho para dedicarle un rato.Bogdánov fue una especie de hombre orquesta de la facción disidente de la Unión Soviética. Para su contradicción y la de sus seguidores, Lenin escribió el gran ladrillo "Materialismo y Empirio Criticismo". Retirado de la que por m [...]

    27. Feérica on said:

      Bogdánov nos cuenta a través de una historia el programa socialista de su época. Y lo ha hecho bastante bien pues los conceptos y las ideas son asimilados sin demasiada complicación por el lector. Estrella Roja fue en su momento una forma de acercar ideas complicadas a la cultura popular en la que él tanto creía. La sociedad marciana al abandonar el capitalismo e instalar el socialismo se ha convertido en un completo éxito. Eso es lo que nos quiere transmitir Bogdánov y lo hace francamen [...]

    28. Emperador Spock on said:

      Роман оставляет двоякое впечатление. С одной стороны — это одно из самых вменяемых описаний путешествия на "живой" Марс. Это невероятно ранние упоминания ионного двигателя, (условно) антиматерии, повсеместности синтетических материалов (и отчасти их производства, что осо [...]

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