Monday, January 4, 2021

1976 Soviet Union "World of Tomorrow" postcard, with penguins

This interesting sci-fi postcard is part of a 1976 set of postcards from the USSR titled "World of Tomorrow" (мир завтрашнего дня).

Some wary and/or curious penguins are checking out a tropical-looking giant globe in their midst. A futuristic city sits in the background. 

I'm not sure what the penguins think of this World of Tomorrow, but I suspect they like it somewhat more than the idea of global heating, their habitats literally melting and having nowhere safe to go. 

I'll post more from this set in coming days. Soviet science fiction of the 1970s is pretty cool, and I'll admit I don't know much about it all, beyond the work of Andrei Tarkovsky, who I don't believe worked penguins into any of his trippy films.

1 comment:

  1. Boris & Arkady Strugatsky have been translated into English recently - Tarkovsky's Stalker was based on part of their Roadside Picnic.
    Alexei German also made a fine film, Hard to be a God, based on one of their books.