Samuel Yode
British science fiction writer who worked for half a century. Adherent of social and public order, describing in his works all the horrors of his collapse Briefly about the writer…

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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…

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Samuel Yode

British science fiction writer who worked for half a century. Adherent of social and public order, describing in his works all the horrors of his collapse
Briefly about the writer
Known to the sci-fi community under the name of John Christopher. British science fiction writer in the second half of the 20th century, best known for his novels The Death of Grass and Aliens. Often compared to John Wyndham, who also wrote on global catastrophes, Christopher spent almost his entire life working in the science fiction genre, publishing about 20 novels and more than thirty stories. He began to write after the Second World War, serving as a signalman. In his works he constantly emphasized the need for social and public order, state control and orderliness of relations in society.
Biography
The real name of the writer is Samuel Yode. Born April 16, 1922, died February 3, 2012.

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Sci-fi magazine editor and writer Frederick Paul

Frederick George Paul Jr. (born November 26, 1919 – died September 2, 2013) is best known as a science fiction editor, with the help of which many popular authors and works received a “green light”.
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Frederick Paul made a significant contribution to the formation and development of science fiction, along with other eminent authors, but not as an independent author, but as an editor and organizer. Standing at the origins of popular writers’ communities, such as the Hydra Club, and editing the first science fiction magazines, Paul indirectly had a hand in the careers of many dozens of famous writers. Over a seventy-year career, Paul has released relatively few truly successful works, from a commercial point of view.

Early works were published under various pseudonyms, when his main activity was editing.

He was the founder of the “Hydra Club” – the first large community of science fiction writers, which included such famous authors as Asimov.
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The distinctive literary style and unusual ideas of science fiction pioneer Henry Kuttner

A writer who has not received due recognition from readers is not uncommon in literature. Henry Kuttner was one of them. Having received great acclaim from his colleagues and followers, Kuttner did not gain widespread fame among the fans.
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Being one of the very first science fiction writers, Kuttner can hardly be called a pioneer who laid the foundations for future writers – no, Henry wrote on topics that were usual for that time. He was distinguished by a special literary style, a sense of humor, unusual ideas and the way he beat the stamps that were developing in those days. His literary career lasted a little less than a quarter of a century, during which he managed to try himself in a variety of genres.
Interesting Facts
Kuttner wrote using more than a dozen pseudonyms, making it impossible to establish the exact number of works he wrote.
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