[SAMIZDAT OF THE BEST-KNOWN WORK BY STRUGATSKY BROTHERS] Gadkiie lebedi [i.e. The Ugly Swans]
N.p., [1970s-1980s]. 132 typewritten pp. 30x21 cm. Unbound. As new.
This is a samizdat copy of the novel ‘The Ugly Swans’ by brothers and co-authors Arkady (1925-1991) and Boris (1933-2012) Strugatsky, the leaders of the Soviet science fiction. The ideas of Strugatsky duo were innovative but relevant to the period when people recognized the totalitarian system of the Soviet Union. Strugatsky found themselves engaged in the confrontation with the censorship and could not pretend on official approval throughout the Soviet rule. Their novels, premiered in periodicals in 1960s-1970s, were published in the book editions only in the late 1980s.
The exception no doubts is the novel ‘The Ugly Swans’ that had no access to official publication until the 1990s.