"Not your mind business" or how British science fiction writer Eric Frank Russell became popular only in America
The British science fiction writer who became most famous in America, whom the Americans themselves considered their countryman. In his work, Russell was different from his colleagues living on the…

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The life of science fiction writer Robert Young, who never gained fame for 30 years of creativity
Briefly about the writer Robert Franklin Young was born on June 8, 1915, died June 22, 1986, and was an American science fiction writer. He remained little known to the…

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The Amazing Worlds of the "Grandmaster" of Science Fiction by Jack Vance
Jack Vance was born in the early 20th century and managed to release more than fifty stories and short stories under a series of pseudonyms. Vance was respected by colleagues…

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Scientist and science fiction writer Ivan Efremov about the incredible successes of mankind in the future

Ivan Efremov was born in 1908 and began to write during the years of World War II. Efremov tried to get away from the tendency to describe interplanetary wars and the demise of civilizations, trying to predict the possible fate of mankind and the way it could go. His works can be described as a “communist utopia.”
Briefly about the writer
Ivan Efremov was born in 1908 and began to write during the years of World War II. By education a paleontologist. In his works, he described the utopian communist future, putting at the forefront the achievements of science and technology and the realization of the creative potential of every citizen. In Continue reading

Frederick Brown’s Humor and Unpredictability

An American science fiction writer, a short story master, distinguished by a non-standard sense of humor, who wrote in a variety of genres and on a variety of topics.
Briefly about the writer
His works are distinguished by a healthy share of humor, sometimes quite unexpected, and even more unexpected plot twists. Brown loved to start the story in such a way that it was impossible for the reader to understand how it could end at all – for example, the Screaming Mimi novel begins with the words: “You never know what a drunken Irishman is capable of”. His work was so popular that one of his stories – “Arena” – was adapted for television as one of the series “Star Trek”.
Interesting Facts
In the teaser for the third season of the series “The Man in the High Castle” by Philip C. Dick, there is a reference to Brown’s work. One of the heroes, Oberstgruppenführer Smith, hearing about the theoretical possibility of traveling between worlds, observes that “it’s like something from Friedrich Brown,” meaning that in the series’s universe, Brown’s works are known in German-occupied areas of the former Continue reading

Founding Father of Heroic Fantasy Robert Howard

Robert Howard is not so popular in our country, despite his huge contribution to world fiction. He is one of those authors whose brainchild is much more famous than its creator. Everyone knows Conan the barbarian, many watched films about him, but only a few will immediately name the person who invented him. And if someone remembers Solomon Kane, you know – in front of you is a fan.
Briefly about the writer
Many of his works are generally unknown to readers, and there are many of them – Howard wrote detectives, mystical novels, historical and pseudo-historical novels, westerns and even humorous works during his career.

Unfortunately, he did not live very long. Howard could not accept the fact that his mother could not fight tuberculosis and committed suicide in his car. As often happens, fame came to him posthumously – most of his works were published after his death. As well as ideological heirs and outspoken imitators, they called Howard the father of “heroic fantasy.” Continue reading

ARTHUR CLARK
Another representative of the "great" fantastic trends in fiction is Arthur Charles Clark. An Englishman, in contrast to his American colleagues, who made a huge contribution to both the formation…

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Isaac Asimov. Briefly about the writer
Born on January 2, 1920 in the village of Petrovichi, Shumyachsky District, Smolensk Region, the RSFSR. He died in New York on April 6, 1992. Facts. Than famous The famous…

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Founding Father of Heroic Fantasy Robert Howard
Robert Howard is not so popular in our country, despite his huge contribution to world fiction. He is one of those authors whose brainchild is much more famous than its…

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Ray Bradbury
"I don’t think about death, because I will always be here. This box with my films and shelves with my books convince me that I have a hundred or two…

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