Extraterrestrial animals in Slavic science fiction literature
This paper analyzes the modes of presentation of extraterrestrial animals in science fiction literature by Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Bulgarian authors in the period 1923–1997. Linguistic analyses of the naming of extraterrestrial animals in SF novels and stories, use of grotesque and humor indicates stylistic characteristics of the authors. Differences between terrestrial and extraterrestrial animal species reflects the views of writers about biological evolution. Relationship between men and animals from other worlds depends on the communication possibilities and options, and the desire to subjugate, examine or tame others.