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North Korean science fiction and the Maoist road to Mars

S0021911813002404_fig1g1I bet Kim Jong-Un is a big Robert Heinlein guy. Just a guess.

Jeff sez, “The Journal of Asian Studies has two science fiction-related essays: a full-length study that focuses on North Korean sci-fi stories of the 1950s and 1960s, which were intended for children and influenced by Soviet works of the time; it’s paired with a shorter comment that explores parallels between texts Zur analyzes and SF produced in Mao era China.”
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(from Boing Boing)