North Korean science fiction and the Maoist road to Mars


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Today, most speculative fiction in the DPRK revolves around the quest for adequate food. Frequently, manuscripts are rejected as "too fantastic."


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Judging from the article, most DPRK SF was ideologically correct kid stuff. Like Mirror Universe Heinlein juveniles.


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It's interesting that the original article stresses the Soviet (rather than Chinese) connections of 1950s North Korean culture. It is important to remember that the first Kim, Kim Il-Sung, spent time in the Soviet Union and even served in the Red Army there.


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North Korea had a future, in the 50s.


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