Biosphere – Patashnik

A groundbreaking piece of work from 1994 – still sounds incredible.


“According to Jenssen, the word patashnik is allegedly Russian cosmonaut slang for “a traveler”[2] or “a goner”, a cosmonaut who didn’t return from a space mission because his security cable disengaged and he was lost in space.[3][4] There appears to be no such word in contemporary Russian, but such surnames do exist,[5] and it still sheds light on Jenssen’s intent with the title.”

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