The most influential science fiction of the twentieth century
Robert Sheckley, known as the most influential science fiction of the twentieth century, was born in Brooklyn on July 16, 1928 in the family of a businessman. The writer managed…

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Gerald Berthot(Thomas Owen)
A Belgian writer, art historian and journalist whose real name is Gerald Berthot. Born in Flanders, in Louvain, in the family of lawyer Arthur Bertot, who taught at the city…

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Terence David John Pratchett
Sir Terry Pratchett was born on April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire). As a child, he didn’t really like to read books, but his life changed at 10…

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PHILIP DICK

Philip Dick, whose trilogies are full of aphorisms and quotes, is called the destroyer of reality in the reading world. The writer composed his stories and novels in a special genre: he skillfully puts “normal heroes” in a strange environment. The reader watches the actions of characters who plunge into the world of science fiction surroundings. According to the works of this author, whose personal life is full of interesting events, more than one Hollywood film was shot, as well as series.

Childhood and youth
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Stanislav Lem

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

Boris Strugatsky

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.

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Gustav Meyrink
Gustav Meyrink, the illegitimate son of Maria Wilhelmina Adelheid Mayer and Minister of State Karl Freiherr von Farnvuhler, was born on January 19, 1868 in Vienna. His mother was an…

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Kir Bulychev
Kir Bulychev is the creator of popular works in the fantasy genre. Today, admirers of the venerable man of letters do not cease to be amazed at his perspicacity. Bulychev’s…

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Ken Macleod Fiction Recipe
Please tell us what the zoological education gave you. What role do you think it played in shaping your worldview? Reading Darwin and studying the theory of evolution have changed…

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Iar Elterrus
Iar Elterrus speaks of his work as a social experiment, an attempt to still find good in the world around him, preoccupied with profit and personal gain. Since childhood, the…

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