[LMB] Heinlein and Bujold
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Thu Oct 7 16:08:19 BST 2021
On 07/10/2021 15:35, brazee wrote:
> But science fiction used to be pretty extreme in its adherence to an image of an American culture. I’ve been re-reading some of the more successful SF of a half-century ago, and noticing what I didn’t catch the first time around.
Once, when I was ... probably around 10, I got my hands on a translation
of a Russian SF book.
I don't remember much, other than it involved a crash on a high gravity
planet, one of the protagonists was called "Wind Gift" and the society
"back home" was glorious communism. I do remember it bored me to tears
and turned me off all Eastern-European SF writers (other than Stanislaw
I wonder what I would think of it if I read it now...
Lem, of course, was in a lot of his books completely
society-independent. (Books like "Star diaries of Ion Tichy",
"Invincible" and "Tales of Pirx the pilot").
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