Saiäns-fiktschen: Erzählungen - Franz Fühmann
There is certainly an honorable tradition of political dystopias written in the Communist countries; this one is from East Germany about 1980. Despite its formal, wordy style, I found it interesting. The protagonists have professions as scientists and philosophers, but in "Uniterr" neither profession is practiced in a way I'm familiar with -- Fühmann takes the idea of ideology-driven work to lengths of absurdity. His intention is evidently to draw out the paradoxes created by the ideology, and the effects on the philosophers and scientists who certainly take it seriously, as a religious faith (a materialist religion? yes, indeed) but find themselves in some strange confusions.