Aren’t you tired of the wars yet? This is not a game; do not act like a game

Colonel Graff: We won, that’s all that matters.
Ender: No. The way we win matters.

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card

Actually, it does not need that the humanity looking for the enemy outer space. They create their enemy inside own species in every day. If you watch this movie or read the book with this thought, some things will become more meaningful.

Every creature including the mankind, has got right to life, even if you don’t want. Because, you don’t have the right not want of this. Don’t be remembered as a killer.

And, we love the Formics.

150-years question of the mankind: Is Mars inhabited?

via posredi.ru

In Aug. 12, 1877, New York Times had asked same question: “Is Mars Inhabited?” Why New York Times had asked? The response of this is common with the subject of Russian writer Infantiev, Porphyry Pavlovich’s book “On another planet: A Story, the life of the inhabitants of Mars”, which was printed date 1901 in the picture.

People have always wondered:
“Is there any living creatures except us?”
“Is there any living planet except us?( “Us” in here is the ownership word to planet Earth. Actually, this planet does not belong to only human being. But, the mankind like to behave always such a master of universe:))
“Is there any natural source that we can dry up from a to z except planet Earth’s sources in universe?”

Questions continue again and again…

“Is there any extra-terrestrial life on universe”question was not asked by only the scientists. This question was asked first by science fiction writers in seriously. In fact, the reason of they asked this question, was opening up the people’s horizon. How they were successful is beyond doubt. If the sci-fi writers weren’t, the mankind would have been remained as undeveloped species.

I have to add that, in fact, as we are the extraterrestrials, we do have big doubt that the priests of Inca civilization, which were slaughtered by the barbarian Hernán Cortés, may have been the first questioned men on Earth. However, we don’t have any scientific documents about this issue, and we don’t like to talk without valid data:)

Let’s go back to the book, which its cover is in the picture.

Cover writing translated in English:

On another planet

STORY

life of
THE INHABITANTS OF MARS

With detailed maps, Planet Mars

Writer_ Инфантьев, Порфирий Павлович, – Infantiev, Porphyry Pavlovich

Publishing date, 1901

I. Pavlovich (1860-1913) is a really well-known writer and ethnographer in Russia, who was author of dozens of books devoted primarily to small peoples of Siberia. However, the science fiction historians know him as the author of the book “The inhabitants of Mars”. This book, “The inhabitants of Mars” was published in first edition in 1896. Some humane issues has intervened as always:) And the book was published as censored in 1901.

In the chapter of interchanging minds the between Earthman and Martian was censored, although about the social system on Mars, have not been withdrawn. As it stands it can be assumed that the book has been described socialist society with a predominant development of science and technology.

The book was really pioneering, full of interesting hypotheses. The hero who travels to Mars with changing of consciousness, through universal Martian language, has been training which is conducted in a dream (hypnopedia), pneumatic road vehicles capable of flying and swimming on the water and under water… Martians have spread across the entire planet, not only concentrated in the cities. All electrified and gasified were automated… Comestibles are produced in laboratories by industry, for Martians preserve nature in its original. All goods produced are given in need of public stores…

A map had published also with inside the book as mentioned.

Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli who was an Italian astronomer and science historian, has made this map.

…he observed a dense network of linear structures on the surface of Mars which he called “canali” in Italian, meaning “channels” but the term was mistranslated into English as “canals.”

While the term “canals” indicates an artificial construction, the term “channels” connotes that the observed features were natural configurations of the planetary surface. From the incorrect translation into the term “canals”, various assumptions were made about life on Mars…

While the construction of canals was a favorite subject for the press. During the eight years prior, it started shipping in the Suez Canal, and two years before, it was decided to build the Panama Canal and this project was actively discussed.

It is clear that the newspersons of various media have trumpeted sensational news immediately:
“Italian discoverer has found evidence of the existence of an advanced civilization of Martians!”

By the way, the author of editorial New York Times in 12 August 1877, has alerted to the world in first time:
“Is Mars inhabited?”

What a big mistranslated, isn’t it? Since those days, humanity has been discussing “Is there any life on Mars?” The mankind has produced special projects for Mars. The cute machine Mars Curiosity Rover was made. Everything seems like to entertainment for now. But if asking the Martians thoughts,

Of course, Mars for the Martians; not for the Earthlings 🙂

Sources of quotes:

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Инфантьев,_Порфирий_Павлович

http://fantlab.ru/autor3243

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Schiaparelli

http://epizodsspace.airbase.ru/

map picture was taken from:

http://www.pianeta-marte.it/nasce_aerografia/schiapparelli/giovanni_virgilio_schiapparelli.htm

Imagine what would happen after the first moon rocket in a sense of humor in 1924

epizodsspace.no-ip.org

This page is “Our humor” page of “СМЕНА” magazine 1924, №4 (10.03.1924)
Interplanetary travel (an excellent overview to that problem)

“СМЕНА” magazine has started to publish as monthly youth literary magazine of USSR in 1924. After 1991, its content was not as same as before, as might be expected.

Translation in English

Our humor
Story of a Rocket
Illustration: K. Rogov
July 4, The Moon Rocket was commissioned by America

1. The last rivet
2. Flight
3. The moon’s mind was confused
4. It’s scared
5. It broken and shattered
Here how the consequences of this venture begin and we look:
6. First injuries The astronomer who got hurt thoroughly with no less lunar fragments.
7. The only winners in this case are the amateurs, who got help from respectable gentlemen for other people’s apartments.
8. Assumptions on the Earth: The lovers, who lost the main topic of conversation
9. The linked moon tests that were made previously at the school were failed. But, the assumptions seemed hopeless for the News of tribe”Tyam”, which is combined with the moon lighting and even “divine” responsibilities.

Page’s picture was taken from http://epizodsspace.no-ip.org/

Don’t Forget, No Billboards in Space

Carl Sagan…

A few people who contribute to the development of humanity in terms of ideas, were in existence on the planet Earth. Carl Sagan is one of them. My advice, read his books, give his books to your friends, they read also. And discuss. Thus, you will be one step closer to understanding the universe and own planet.

By the way, my favorite his book is “The Demon-Haunted World/Science as a Candle in the Dark”

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Science fiction; during the cold war years

“Technology-Youth” 1971 №7- USSR

Cover writing and translate in English

КЛУБ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕИ ФАНТАСТИКИ- Fiction literature club

НАУЧНО-ФАНТАСТИЧЕСКИЙ РАССКАЗ -Science-fiction story

СКВОЗЬ ЧЕРНЫЕ ПУСТЫНИ – Through the Black Desert

Георгий ОСТРОВСКИЙ, г. Одесса – George Ostrovsky, Odessa

For reading the story “Through the Black Desert” written by George Ostrovsky

http://ka4.ru/web/46154/40804-41813

A sci-fi magazine which came from the past

“Technology – Youth” 1952 №1 issue: Astronomy- Today and Tomorrow

Cover writing- ТЕХНИКА-МОЛОДЕЖИ-
Журнаи ЦК ВЛКСМ
Cover Translation- TECHNOLOGY-YOUTH Journal of Komsomol Central Committee

“Technology – Youth” was monthly popular socio-political, scientific, artistic and production and technical journal. Created in 1933, the editorial staffs have organized a public design movement, popularize of science, organized international competitions, and exhibitions of drawings, participated in various youth television programs. Since 1991, published supplement to the magazine – “World of hobbies” and “Hypotheses, ideas, fantastic.” As a magazine published by the Komsomol Central Committee 1991.
Komsomol Central Committee-All-Union Leninist Young Communist League was established with the ideology of communism, Marxism, Leninism.

A science fiction story with “crimson star”

“Страна багровых туч”-“Land of Crimson Clouds” is a Russian sci-fi story in 1959; the debut book of Soviet writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky brothers. This tale has opened a series of World Noon.

Time of the story is about the 1990s . Venue: The Union of Soviet Communist Republics (USSR). Narrated in the third person, the events are shown mainly from the perspective of Alexey Bykov, who worked as a specialist in nuclear transport machinery drivefor many years in the Gobi Desert . Bykov was seconded the State Committee of interplanetary travel by Moscow; at there, he gets an offer to participate in the planned expedition to Venus…

“Land of Crimson Clouds” story is quite traditional fiction for 1950’s. In accordance with the concept of that time, the focus was given to the technical aspects of the near future; the goodies in a popular form describes of the scientific information are displayed.

Adventure story illustrates that the thesis of the primacy public good equated with scientific, technical and social progress is over personal interests with interpreting from the perspective of Marxist-Leninist ideology. Writers would try to make individuality in portraits of heroes, make them unconventional ( poetic experiments Yurkovsky, unpleasant appearance Bykov), including in the story motifs, shading optimism communist future (personal failures Yurkovsky, intrigue “caution” in the ministry) timidly.

In the story, the characters (Vladimir Yurkovski Gregory Dauge, Michael Krutikov, Alexey Bykov, the persons who lead a large part of the narrative) and stories (space travel on the ship photon) appear through to a number of works by the Strugatsky “Zhylinski” series.

for reading: http://www.lib.ru/STRUGACKIE/strana2.txt