Russian science fiction is rarely cheerful or upbeat, but if you want to read some fantastic dystopian futures, Red Star Tales is the collection for you.
Yvonne Howell has collected 18 science fiction stories from Russia, spanning over 100 years of social development. Spanning everything from pre-revolutionary work, to Stalinism, and the post-Soviet era this volume also covers every style science fiction had to offer.
My favorites, the Strugatsky brothers and included in a long list of fantastic Russian authors. Fyodorov, Valery Tsiolkovsky, and Alexander Belyaev are stand outs.
Red Star Tales: A Century of Russian and Soviet Science Fiction via Amazon
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This parody ad from Juice Media might as well be the real thing.
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