VOINOVICH, Vladimir (Nikolaevich)
(1932-)
   Russian writer known mostly for his mainstream satires. Active in the 1970s, he found himself in confrontation with the Soviet authorities, and finally emigrated in the early 1980s to Germany. All his works display an offbeat and at times heavy-handed fantastication. His only sf tale, Moskorep (1986 France; trans Richard Lourie as Moscow 2084 1987 US), carries a contemporary protagonist 100 years forward by TIMETRAVEL to the redoubled bureaucracy that rules in AD2084, en passant satirizing Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-). The outlandishness of the sf enactment of VV's conceit is balanced by the grimness of his sense that Soviet bureacracy would almost infinitely worsen.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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