This is not a Print-on-Demand or facsimile book. This is the English paperback version published in Moscow by Raduga Publishers. Aelita (Russian: Аэлита) also known as Aelita, or The Decline of Mars is a 1923 science fiction novel by Russian author Aleksey Tolstoy. The story begins in the Soviet Union, just after the end of the Russian Civil War. A lonely engineer, Mstislav Los', designs and constructs a revolutionary pulse detonation rocket and decides to set course for Mars. Looking for a companion for the travel, he finally leaves Earth with a retired soldier, Alexei Gusev.
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Book Description Raduga Publisher,C.I.S., 1996. Book Condition: Fair. New Ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96910279