Red star the first bolshevik utopia and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone tablet or computer no kindle device required. Red star is one of those weird historical scifi artifacts written in 1907 by an early bolshevik and good friend of lenins 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 . Red star was very influential on kim stanley robinson his character arkady bogdanov of robinsons mars trilogy is revealed to be a descendant of alexander bogdanov references red star the first bolshevik utopia edited by loren graham and richard stites trans charles rougle bloomington in indiana university press 1984 . 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. In this manner alexander bogdanov a major prophet of the bolshevik movement and one of its most versatile writers and thinkers begins his utopian science fiction novel red star first published in 1908 the red star is mars but it is also the dream set to paper of the kind of society that could emerge on earth after the dual victory of the
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