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Science Fiction Circuits of the South and East


Edited By Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche

The first collection of its kind, this anthology documents a radically different geography and history of science fiction in the world. Western, specifically Anglo-American, SF is not the only hub of the global trade of alternative realities and futures. Rather it is but only one of several competing flows and circuits of distribution, contacts, influence, translation, adaptation, and collaboration, across space and time. The essays collected here focus on arguably the biggest and most influential of those competing hubs: the socialist world and its extensive cultural networks across the global South and East. Written by scholars from around the world, the chapters address the «other» transatlantic of the Caribbean, Latin America, African America, and the Soviet Union; the surprising multitude of transnational networks behind the Iron Curtain; and asymptotic and subterranean discourses across Russia, India, and China. Science Fiction Circuits of the South and East is intended for scholars, students, and fans interested in science fiction, popular culture, comparative literature, film studies, postcolonialism, techno-science, translation studies, and the literature and cultures of China, Cuba, Germany, India, Mexico, Poland, and Russia.

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Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available on the Internet at

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Banerjee, Anindita, editor. | Fritzsche, Sonja, editor.

Title: Science fiction circuits of the South and East / [edited by] Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche.

Description: Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, 2018. | Series: World science fiction studies ; 2 | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2018010204 | ISBN 9781787075931 (alk. paper)

Subjects: LCSH: Science fiction--History and criticism. | Postcolonialism in literature. | Science fiction films--Soviet Union--History and criticism.

Classification: LCC PN3433.6 .S3776 2018 | DDC 809.3/8762--dc23 LC record available at

Cover image: A stamp printed in Czechoslovakia, circa 1975. Shutterstock Image.

ISSN 2296-8814 ISBN 978-1-78707-593-1 (print) • ISBN 978-1-78707-594-8 (ePDF) ISBN 978-1-78707-595-5 (ePub) • ISBN 978-1-78707-596-2 (mobi)

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