Eugen Stancu, doctor în istorie la Central European University (Budapesta) este cercetător la Institutul de Istorie Recentă din București.
Anul trecut a publicat studiul "Politics and Science Fiction - Science Fiction in Communist Romania 1955-1974"
(ediție paperback), la editura VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.
Studiul a fost difuzat în mediile academice din occident."Reading science fiction was a favourite pastime for many young people in communist Romania, a taste that was not significantly developed before that. While the SF imported from the Soviet Union talked about the best of the possible futures, the communist one, the youth was dreaming about it. However, few were aware that what they passionately read about the scientific and technological progresses of the next years was, at least at the beginning of this literature in Romania, nothing but an active pedagogical and propagandistic instrument meant to shape the new communist citizen. This book analyzes the relationship between politics, society and SF in communist Romania for the period 1955-1974. The main historical source used is the magazine Colectia Povestiri Stiintifico Fantastice, (Science Fiction Stories Collection) the only SF magazine published in Romania at that time. Approaching the history of communism through the analysis of SF represents an uninvestigated area, one with considerable research potential. For a historian, an analysis of SF and its related fandom could offer important insights into the intellectual, political and social history of this period."
- Eugen Stancu
Studiul este disponibil pe amazon.uk.co.
De asemeni, o varianta rezumativă a studiului lui Eugen Stancu - "Perceptions of a literary genre : Science Fiction Literature in Romania : 1955-1974
" a apărut în Pro-Scris nr.2/2005.
Eugen Stancu are postat la adresa :
eseul "Perceptions of a literary genre.Science fiction in Romania,1955 -1974
", apărut în revista CARNIVAL, vol.3, March 2001
În cadrul unui recent colocviu la Central European University a susținut expozeul "Engineering the Human Soul.Science Fiction in Communist Romania (1955-1989".
De asemeni, tot Eugen Stancu a publicat eseul "Nu există limită în fantezie.Dezgheţul cultural şi literatura SF din România
" în publicaţia Studia Universitas Petru Maior, Tg.Mureş, 2005. "PENTRU A DEVENI O LITERATURA MATURĂ, SF-UL ROMÂNESC TREBUIE SĂ ÎNDEPLINEASCA DOUĂ CONDIȚII:
1.SĂ DEVINĂ CONȘTIENT DE PROPRIA TRADIȚIE
2.SĂ PATRUNDĂ ÎN CONȘTIINȚA CRITICII ȘI A ISTORIEI GENERALE A LITERATURII ROMÂNE"
- Florin Manolescu
I don't see this book as a regular science fiction story. I love science fiction, but when space exploration is involved.
I like science fiction, but not in books, in movies. Predator, or Star Trek are one of my favorites.
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