Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky Analysis


(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Csicsery-Ronay, Istvan. “Towards the Last Fairy Tale: On the Fairy-Tale Paradigm in the Strugatskys’ Science Fiction.” Science-Fiction Studies 13 (March, 1986). Discusses the relationship between folktale and science fiction.

Gomel, Elana. “The Poetics of Censorship: Allegory as Form and Ideology in the Novels of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.”Science-Fiction Studies 22 (March, 1995). Focuses on the era during which the Strugatskys’ work was out of official favor.

Howell, Yvonne. Apocalyptic Realism: The Science Fiction of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. New York: P. Lang, 1994. A book-length study.

Pike, Christopher. “Change and the Individual in the Work of the Strugatskys.” In Science Fiction, Social Conflict, and War, edited by Philip John Davies. New York: Manchester University Press, 1990. Discusses the cultural politics of the Strugatskys’ work.

Potts, Stephen W. The Second Marxian Invasion: The Fiction of the Strugatsky Brothers. San Bernardino, Calif.: Borgo Press, 1991. An analysis of the Strugatskys’ work; includes a complete bibliography of their works in English.

Salvestroni, Simonetta. “The Science-Fiction Films of Andrei Tarkovsky.” Science-Fiction Studies 14 (November, 1987). The Strugatskys’ novel Roadside Picnic is discussed as the basis of Tarkovsky’s film Stalker.

Slusser, George E., ed. Stalkers of the Infinite: The Science Fiction of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky—A Collection of Essays. San Bernardino, Calif.: Borgo Press, 1991. Offers a variety of approaches to read the Strugatskys’ work.

Suvin, Darko. “The Literary Opus of the Strugatskii Brothers.” Canadian-American Slavic Studies 8 (1974). Early source.