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Author Reese, Kevin, author.

Title Celestial hellscapes : cosmology as the key to the Strugatskiis' science fictions / Kevin Reese.

Publication Info. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Real twentieth century
Contents The Strugatskiis' Pushkinian cosmology -- A biography through astronomy -- Minor planets: the Strugatskiis' earlier experiments in cosmology -- The hell of the ignorant: The Second Martian Invasion -- Poincare's starless hell: The Inhabited Island -- Exceptions to the laws of thermodynamics: Roadside Picnic -- "Long live darkness!": A Billion Years Until the End of the World -- The island universe and the copper doorknob: The Doomed City -- Chronic bewilderment and astronomical "fact": Those Burdened by Evil -- Coda. "Day and night my man in black gives me no peace ... ": The Yids of the City of Peter.
Summary The common thread of astronomy is fantastically important for understanding the Strugatskiis' works--their most important works are experiments in cosmology. This book explores how the Strugatskiis cosmological explorations are among the most fundamental elements of their art. It also examines how these explorations connect to their predecessors in the Russian literary tradition.
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Subject Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Arkadiĭ, 1925-1991 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Boris, 1933-2012 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Science fiction, Russian -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism.
Cosmology in literature.
Astronomy in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Reese, Kevin. Celestial hellscapes. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2019 9781618119797 (DLC) 2019001629
ISBN 161811980X
9781618119803 (electronic bk.)
9781618119797 (hardcover ; alk. paper)