Failures in ordinary activities and loan debts gave Heinlein the incentive to start writing and publishing his own works of art. In 1939, he sold his first story, The Line of Life, to the publisher. After that, he earned mainly in writing, putting aside all other hobbies.
The Life Line was written in the genre of science fiction, which became the leitmotif of all the work that Robert Heinlein followed. The comments on the story were positive, and the writer decided to continue the “Life Line” with a cycle of similar works.
The result was a “History of the Future.” This cycle included several short stories, novels, and novels. The plot generalized the history of mankind in the period from XX to XXIII century. Most of the books were written at the beginning of the author’s career, as well as from 1945 to 1950. Editor John Campbell called Continue reading
Lawrence Van Cott Niven was born on April 30, 1938, and now lives and lives in Los Angeles. One of the most titled American science fiction writers, winner of the Hugo, Locus, Dietmar, Nebula and many others awards.
Briefly about the writer
His work is distinguished precisely by “scientific” – they offer serious scientific concepts, theoretical physics. Plus, detective elements. In the field of fantasy, he noted the cycle “Magic is leaving”, within the framework of which he proposed a world where magical energy is a non-renewable resource. He began to write at a time when the science fiction community was seized by the idea of avoiding traditional science fiction (the so-called “New Wave”). However, the trends had little effect on Niven, who began to bend his line, relying on traditional science fiction, which he read from childhood, and paying great attention to the scientific side of his works.
Birth name – Lawrence Van Cott Niven; father – Waldemar Van Cott Niven, mother – Lucy Estelle Continue reading
Harry Harrison, best known as the author of the Steel Rat book series, has lived a long, fruitful life as a writer. From his pen came a lot of works, mostly humorous, in which quite serious topics were laid.
Briefly about the writer
Harry Harrison has released 35 novels and more than two hundred short stories. Born in Connecticut on March 12, 1925, at two years old the family moved to New York. He began his career with scripts for comics and short stories for numerous magazines. Popularity came to him with the release of The Indomitable Planet, for which he was nominated for the Hugo Literary Prize. He became famous as the author of humorous science fiction novels and short stories, a significant part of which was a parody and satire on popular themes and works at that time.
The leitmotif of his books was a protest against the army, wars, authoritarianism, violence against dissidents and predatory aspirations. Most of his heroes are individualists, bright personalities who do not shy from breaking the law in the name of some of their ideals, but at the same time who do not feel Continue reading