The name of Stanislav Lem is well known to science fiction lovers. One of the best representatives of futurology in the world wrote about two hundred works, which are translated into 46 languages, and the circulation of books in the millions of copies. He introduced readers to the possible future that awaits humanity in an era of technological superiority and depletion of natural resources, with the problems of finding mutual understanding with extraterrestrial civilizations.
Childhood and youth
In his own presentation of the details of the biography, the writer and philosopher called himself a monster, since he got from the little Stanislav to everyone around him. Lem was born in September 1921 in the family of a doctor, quite well off by the standards of the time. By the age of four, the boy was Continue reading
Some writers, directors and musicians have shown themselves thanks to the creative tandem. These include the Coen brothers, who shot the action-thriller “Fargo”, the Wachowski sisters, as well as Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, who pleased bookstore regulars with works featuring Ostap Bender.
It is also worth highlighting the Strugatsky brothers, whom both adults and children know. Writers became leaders in the world of fantastic Soviet literature. Surely lovers of books that talk about technology, the universe and scientific progress know such works as “It’s hard to be a god”, “Inhabited Island”, “Monday starts on Saturday”, “Picnic on the sidelines”, etc.
It is noteworthy that after the death of his brother Arkady Boris Strugatsky, whose biography is replete Continue reading
Stephen Edwin King was born in the fall of 1941 in the US state of Maine, in the city of Portland. The birth of a boy can be called a miracle. The fact is that Nelly Ruth Pillsbury – the mother of the future writer – doctors diagnosed infertility. And when the woman married for the second time to the captain of the merchant ship Donald Edward King, the couple decided to adopt the boy. They called the adopted son David Victor. And two years later, Nelli suddenly became pregnant. The couple had a son, Stephen Edwin.
Stephen King as a child Stephen King as a child
But the common child could not make the parents marriage strong. The head of the family had a Continue reading