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After a trip to Italy in the summer ofAleksei left his horrified wife and infant son and began a common law marriage with Sophia. I mean, first of all we know almost all there is to know about Mars and there are no hidden intelligent beings over there. A weird trip to Mars, where we meet inhabitants that do not speak a language that humans would understand. The science fiction elements don’t often age well bird like flying machines used by the Martians, for instance but the realistic characteristics and desires of Gusev and Los keep the story moving.

As a successful writer, Aleksei and his “wife” were soon in demand at the homes of both titled nobles and newly-moneyed industrialists. This book is the Great Gatsby of Soviet modernist ‘s sci-fi. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Since I am not really fond of science Fiction and this story proved somewhat farfetched, I kind of skipped through the rather long material.

This section relies largely or entirely on a single source. Upon arrival they discover that Martians do exist, that they are intelligent, and the Martian civilization is polarized between a large proletariat and a small ruling class. Alexey Tolstoy sat in silent gloom puffing at his pipe, then, suddenly appeased, he would break into a smile.

Like a very romantic Isaac Babel in space. She even sings him the song which by tradition means they are now husband and wife. His response to anything new, such as new animals, is to shoot it.


Although hopelessly in love, Sophia was well aware that they were both still married to other people. His mother’s encouragement bore swift fruit, and with every year his talent became more apparent.

Then there is the issue of the hero, who single handedly builds a rocket, the necessary fuel to go all the way to…Mars!! Los, the man who put up the posting, has just completed his spaceship which was built for two goals: Preview — Aelita by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. A lonely engineer, Mstislav Los’, designs and constructs a revolutionary pulse detonation rocket and decides to set course for Mars.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. He did so, and both were delighted to find how easily prose flowed from his pen, despite his inattentiveness at formal instruction.

The following is from trial transcript alsxei 19 February But the wild blood of the Tolstoys did not allow him to settle down to an existing domestic harmony. Pretty sexist, to be sure. On Mars, they find a society struggling for its very survival. After the defeat of Wrangel ‘s Army inthe Tolstoys were evacuated from Odessa and settled in Paris as White emigres.

Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy – Wikipedia

The circumstances of Alexei Tolstoy’s birth parallel in striking resemblance those of another relative, Alexei Constantinovichthe great lyric poet, after whom he was named. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. According to biographers, this in itself is a testimony to Alexei’s paternity, as a Russian nobleman of the time would never have left such an inheritance to another man’s bastard. Aelita by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy.

However, if you look the other way for a moment, and pretend such flaws are not there, you’ll realize that the real significance of this novel, what makes it historically interesting, is that Mars is a metaphor for pre-revolutionary Russia. I honestly felt that Tolstoy wasn’t clear enough in his thematic intent throughout writing this novel, as the wealth of detail in its descriptive passages, the frequent intruding of seemingly irrelevant romantic interludes and the somewhat indecisive result of the Martian civil war all leave the reader somewhat perplexed as to what idea about civilization – both that of Earth and by comparison, that of Mars – he was trying to present.


He opened up and was then destroyed. Ina minor planet was discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravlyova and named Alexejtolstoj after the Red Count. He missed acutely the old life of ease and amusement. For other uses, see Aelita disambiguation. Reflection on the revolution, the progress, the dangers of the decadence of civilization, Aelita is considered the first masterpiece of Soviet science fiction. Wells, Jack London, Burroughs or Brioussov.

Nov 01, Alireza Mansouri rated it really liked it. This is done with highly sophisticated viewing balls and screens. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. But no one wants to accompany him on this perilous journey, with the exception of an adventurer, a former Red Army soldier, Gushev.

Overall, the novel is very much a product of its time.

Out on a stroll, Alexei said significantly, ‘I feel that this winter you’re going to leave arlita. Declaring that his son was becoming a foreigner, Aleksei moved the family to Berlinwhich was then one of the main centers of the Russian diaspora. The baby Mariana was deposited with an aunt.

However, the gap between the ruling class and the workers is very strong and reminiscent of the early capitalism, with workers living in underground corridors near their machines.

Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy

For a more detailed plot synopsis by some enthusiast: At first despising the BolsheviksAleksei once vowed to put out the eyes of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky if they fell into his hands. Gusev is this volunteer. He also wrote several plays. But it’s a great read!