- AKSYONOV, Vassily (Pavlovich)
- (1932-)Russian MAINSTREAM WRITER, one of those whose careers began in the Khrushchev Thaw and who responded to the subsequent chill by emigrating to the USA, where he became a citizen. His sf novel, Ostrov Krym (1981 US; trans anon as The Island of Crimea 1984 US) is a powerful ALTERNATE WORLD story set in a Crimea which is an ISLAND (not, as in this world, a peninsula), and where a pre-revolutionary government has survived; the real-life model is obviously China/Taiwan. The Soviet Union soon invades.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. Academic. 2011.