By Harry Martinson
The nice Swedish author Harry Martinson released his masterpiece, Aniara, through the top of the chilly battle -- correct after the Soviet Union introduced that it had exploded the hydrogen bomb. Aniara is the tale of a sumptuous area send, loaded with 8,000 evacuees, fleeing an Earth made uninhabitable via Man's technological vanity. A malfunction knocks the craft off beam, taking those would-be Mars colonists on an irreversible trip into deep area. Aniara is a booklet of prophecy, a breathtaking view of humanity's attainable destiny. it's been translated into seven languages and tailored right into a renowned avant-garde opera.
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Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem by Harry Martinson