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By Nikolai Krementsov

Much like Vladimir Lenin, his onetime rival for the management of the Bolshevik get together in the course of its early life, Alexander Bogdanov (1873–1928) used to be a visionary. In technology fiction novels set on Mars, Bogdanov imagined a destiny during which the employees of the area, liberated from capitalist exploitation, create a “physiological collective” that rejuvenates and unites its participants via usual blood exchanges. yet Bogdanov was once no longer in simple terms a dreamer. He labored tirelessly to popularize and notice his imaginative and prescient, founding the 1st examine institute dedicated to the technological know-how of blood transfusion.

           

In A Martian Stranded on Earth, the 1st broad-based ebook on Bogdanov in English, Nikolai Krementsov examines Bogdanov’s roles as innovative, novelist, and scientist, featuring his protagonist as a coherent philosopher who pursued his principles in a variety of venues. in the course of the lens of Bogdanov’s involvement with blood reviews on one hand, and of his fictional and philosophical writings at the different, Krementsov deals a nuanced research of the interactions among medical rules and societal values. 

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