Kenneth MacLeod (MacLeod, Kenneth Macrae) one of the brightest English authors of recent times writing in the genre of “solid” science fiction with elements of utopian and socialist satire.
Born in the small but capital city of Stornoway (the capital of the Hebrides, which are part of Scotland), not far from which is located the Scottish Stonehenge. The writer tells the following about his parents: “… My father and mother were very conservative and deeply religious Scottish highlanders. The simple farmers had to endure two world wars, and therefore they adamantly and purposefully supported any measures aimed at achieving state benefits and were adamant fighters against any manifestations of socialism … ”
At the age of 10, his family moved to the UK and, with his parents, Kenneth settled in the Scottish port city of Greenock. It was at this age that young Ken discovered science fiction. Kenneth lived in this city until graduation. It should be said that one of Kenneth’s classmates and his bosom friend was another famous Scot, Ian Banks, with Continue reading
Peter Watts about himself: “He spent most of his adult life trying to decide whether to be a writer or a scientist, but eventually became their hybrid. He was awarded several awards in the field of ecophysiology of marine mammals, video documents and science fiction. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Guelf and his doctorate at the University of British Columbia. Spent ten years on training (not weak optimism, right?) And the same amount – trying to work by profession and not become a “litter” for financial groups. The latter turned out to be somewhat more complicated than he thought (ha ha) and, as a result, during the 90s he regularly received money from the “green” – for the protection of marine creatures, from the US fishing industry – for the support of a domestic producer, and from Government of Canada – for loyalty to the grave.
Having come to the conclusion that since his scientific works already include a significant element of fiction, it will be easier to add characters, a plot to them and try to enter a wider market than a handful of subscribers to the Journal of Theoretical Biology. Continue reading
Science fiction is a genre that is constantly evolving, complementing our wildest expectations with something new. Sometimes she constantly has to get ahead of progress, and nowadays it is gaining momentum. And watching this race game is a real pleasure, especially when recognized masters of the genre take up the matter. About his most interesting news – in our selection.
Awakening of the Leviathan. James corey
Two authors are hiding under the name of James Corey: Daniel Abraham and Tye Frank. The Awakening of the Leviathan (2011) is the first novel from their book series The Space, which, one year after publication, was nominated for a Hugo Prize as the best novel. But the highest award went to the Continue reading