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by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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  • Author:
    Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy
  • ISBN:
    0882337882
  • ISBN13:
    978-0882337883
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    Ardis; First Edition Thus edition (December 1, 1985)
  • Pages:
    176 pages
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    Science Fiction
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Aelita (Russian: Аэлита) also known as Aelita, or The Decline of Mars is a 1923 science fiction novel by Russian author Aleksey Tolstoy

Aelita (Russian: Аэлита) also known as Aelita, or The Decline of Mars is a 1923 science fiction novel by Russian author Aleksey Tolstoy. The story begins in the Soviet Union, just after the end of the Russian Civil War. A lonely engineer, Mstislav Los', designs and constructs a revolutionary pulse detonation rocket and decides to set course for Mars. Looking for a companion for the travel, he finally leaves Earth with a retired soldier, Alexei Gusev.

Aelita was Tolstoi's bridge between emigration and the Soviet Union

Aelita was Tolstoi's bridge between emigration and the Soviet Union. Soviet critics often cite Aelita as the outstanding Russian science-fiction novel. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items.

I think this book is something special, it may not be the best science fiction novel of its time, or of any time, but it offers us an interesting view of a particular society in a precise -and crucial- historical moment

I think this book is something special, it may not be the best science fiction novel of its time, or of any time, but it offers us an interesting view of a particular society in a precise -and crucial- historical moment. Aelita tells more about the 1920's in Russia than it may tells us about the future, but it's exactly that what makes -indubitably- an interesting read.

STRANGE ANNOUNCEMENT. The barn was barely lit - over the table that was covered with drawings and books, had a light bulb in a tin cone. In the depths of the barn stood up to the ceiling of the forest. Here was lit by a horn blown engine.

Mozhno skazat', otkryl dlya sebya novuyu knigu: Aelita; Zakat Marsa. Mars poluchilsya ves'ma lyubopytnym mestom. Kak stanovitsya yasno iz istoricheskikh ekskursov, svoim rastsvetom on obyazan massovoy ekspansii, spasavshikhsya so svoey gibnushchey rodiny. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Alexei Tolstoy fi Russian Books Aelita, Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin, KIEV, Veselka, 1987, 399 pages Widely known fi novels outstanding Russian Soviet writer. RussianBooks Vintage Russian Book USSR Russian vintage book Soviet Union Please, check condition of the book using "zoom". Maggiori informazioni.

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Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi (or Tolstoy) (Russian: Алексей Николаевич Толстой) (January 10. .Tolstoy, Aleksey N. Aelita: Or, the Decline of Mars. New York: Ardis Publishing, 1985.

Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi (or Tolstoy) (Russian: Алексей Николаевич Толстой) (January 10, 1883 – February 23, 1945), nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized in science fiction and historical novels. He won several prizes and also produced literature for the communist party in Russia.

Aelita was Tolstoi's bridge between emigration and the Soviet Union. Soviet critics often cite Aelita as the outstanding Russian science-fiction novel, yet its fantastic elements derive from such Western literary influences as H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs and even Theosophy. It is an engaging love story with resonances from the nineteenth-century Russian cultural tradition, but Mars is also a metaphor for pre-Revolutionary Russia and the declining West, and the social aspects of the novel testify to Tolstoi's early faith in the Revolution as an expression of something instinctive, anarchic, and deeply Russian. The novel contains a number of Tolstoi's typical themes-the power of love to overcome reason, for example, and the opposition between the intellectual and the natural man. The engineer Los, who falls in love with the beautiful Martian Aelita is one side of the Russian character; the free-wheeling former Red Army man Gusev is the other. Aelita, or The Decline of Mars is a classic of Soviet letters, but a very much "doctored"classic, which Tolstoi rewrote over the years as the official ideology changed. The bowdlerized 1939 Soviet edition was used for the only previous English translation which appeared in Moscow in the 1950s, but Professor Fetzer has restored the text that Tolstoi first wrote in exile in Berlin and published in the Soviet journal Red Virgin Soil.