Vadim Shefner

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Vadim Sergeevich Shefner (Russian: Вадим Сергеевич Шефнер); (December 30, 1914 (January 12, 1915) - January 5, 2002) was a Soviet and Russian poet and writer who started publishing poetry in 1936. His first poetry collection was published in 1940. He turned to humorous and philosophical science fiction in the early 1960s, but continued publishing non-genre fiction and poetry.


  • "The Friar of Chikola" and "A Provincial's Wings", tr. Helen Saltz Jacobson, in New Soviet Science Fiction, New York, Macmillan, 1979, ISBN 0-02-578220-7
  • The Unman, New York, Collier Books, 1981, ISBN 0-02-610060-6, 233p. Includes:
    • The Unman (Chelovek s piatiyu ne), trs. Alice Stone Nakhimovsky and Alexander Nakhimovsky
    • Kovrigin’s chronicles (Devushka u obryva), tr. Antonina W. Bouis
  • "A Modest Genius: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups" ("Skromny geniy"), in:

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