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By Robert Magidoff, Alexander Belyaev, Victor Saparin, E. Zelikovich, Vadim Okhotnikov, Ivan Yefremov, Mikhail Vasilyev, Anatoly Dn

Number of Russian technology fiction compiled with advent via Robert Magidoff, translated via Doris Johnson

a number of technology fiction from the Soviet period, from early experiments within the shape within the early twentieth century up throughout the Sixties. the authors are all indexed within the writer box above. i'd suppose i'm really not the single one to determine a few strange names in that bunch...

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