Aelita Queen of Mars

Aelita Queen of Mars by Alexei Tolstoi

This is a science fiction novel from the 1920s, written by Socialist Realist stalwart A Tolstoi.  An early work of his, this book is about intrepid Soviet citizens who journey to Mars, and forment a socialist revolution on the red planet.  There was a silent film made based on this novel, noted for its avant-garde set design. has a summary.

Here is the dusk jacket, very cool.


Here’s the cloth cover, also cool, if hard to distinguish:



3 thoughts on “Aelita Queen of Mars

  1. All these books you have acquired only because you have money and displayed in an ironical hipster way. Makes you look like a pathetic try hard wannabe.

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