Science Fiction Under Totalitarian Regimes, Part 2: Tsarist and Soviet Russia
Science fiction has a long tradition in Russian fiction. Fantastic voyages, utopias, and dystopias exist throughout 19th century Russian literature, with interplanetary voyages appearing as early as 1784, in Vassily Lyovshin’s Noveisheye Puteshestviye. And Russia has a long tradition of popular literature, in luboks (prints made from woodcuts and engravings) and chapbooks in the 18th and 19th centuries and in newspapers and kopeck novels (dime novels) in the 20th century.
Pulp Science Fiction Under German Totalitarianism
Pulp science fiction — in this case, meaning both serial magazines and stories and films which emphasized action, adventure, and plot at the expense of character and aspirations to Art — has been popular in Germany from the beginning.
Pulp Scifi Under Japanese Totalitarianism
Japan, like Germany and Russia, has a long tradition of science fiction literature. And as in Germany and Russia, pulp science fiction flourished under Japan’s totalitarian governments during the early 20th century.
Mad Cycle Lanes of Manchester: ASLs – A Failure of Policing
It turns out that between 1/1/2011 and 1/1/2012 Greater Manchester Police issued no fixed penalties or summons for driving into an ASL when the lights were red. None whatsoever!
Abandoned Northern Navy Base | English Russia
We cannot say where this object is located and we do not know its history. We can only see what you see with your eyes. The huge abandoned construction – rusty but impressive – that attracts with its gloomy atmosphere.
Wiggins And Brailsford Knighted, Storey Becomes Dame – BikeRadar
Bradley Wiggins and Dave Brailsford have been knighted and Sarah Storey made a dame as cyclists dominated the sporting section of the British New Year Honours list. In addition, Victoria Pendleton (CBE), Jason Kenny (OBE), Laura Trott (OBE) and Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh, Dani King, Mark Colbourne, Neil Fachie, Philip Hindes, Craig Maclean and Jo Rowsell (all MBE) were honoured.
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