Utopian Studies 27 (1):53-76 (2016)

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In her recent book We Modern People, Anindita Banerjee suggests that in prerevolutionary Russia, science fiction substantially shaped the way people thought about and understood modernity and modernization.1 This same sort of connection between the structures of science and social life is still with us in the present day. Over the past decade, the proportion of science fiction books compared with other publications in Russia has increased considerably; indeed, according to some reports as many as five hundred science fiction novels are published every year in Russia.2 And as was the case with prerevolutionary and Soviet science fiction, science fiction in Russia today deals with issues inspired by social and even..
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