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Science Fiction Circuits of the South and East

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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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Figure 1. Signals – A Space Adventure (1970). Reproduced with permission from DEFA-Stiftung/Manfred Damm.

Figure 2. Uncanny signals from space, in Eolomea (1972). Reproduced with permission from DEFA-Stiftung/Alexander Kühl.

Figure 3. Trurl. Reproduced with permission from/Copyright © Daniel Mróz, 1972.

Figure 4. Klapaucjusz. Reproduced with permission from/Copyright © Daniel Mróz, 1972.

Figure 5. Li, Zongjin. Learn from Soviet advanced experience for production and strive for the industrialization of our motherland. [学习苏联先进生产经验,为我们祖国的工业化而奋斗。]. 1953. XX343.944. Poster collection. Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford, CA.

Figure 6. Wu, Dezu. Learn from our Soviet brothers. [向苏联老大哥学习。]. 1951. XX343.946. Poster collection. Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford, CA.

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