Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born May 22, 1859 in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh in the family of an artist and architect.
After Arthur was nine years old, he went to the Hodder boarding school, a preparatory school for Stonyhurst (a large closed Catholic school in Lancashire). Two years later, Arthur moved from Hodder to Stonyhurst. It was during these difficult years at the boarding school that Arthur realized that he had a talent for writing stories. In his final year, he publishes a college journal and writes poetry. In addition, he went in for sports, mainly cricket, in which he achieved good results. Thus, by 1876 he was educated and was ready to meet the world.
Arthur decided to take up medicine. In October 1876, Arthur became a student at the Medical University of Edinburgh. While studying, Arthur could meet with many future famous authors such as James Barry and Robert Louis Stevenson, who also attended the university. But the greatest influence was exerted on him by one of his teachers, Dr. Joseph Bell, who was a master of observation, logic, conclusions, and error detection. In the future, he served as the prototype of Continue reading
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 to release his own biography. Robert described his mother as a simple girl Rachel from the village.
Robert Sheckley, Robert Sheckley
She taught in the elementary grades of the Saskatchewan school. The science fiction father, David, wanted to gain a foothold in the business and, despite frequent failures, found his place. His last and most important job was Shiff Terhue Insurance Company. There he received the position of secretary-treasurer.
Childhood and youth
Four years after the birth of Robert, the Sheckley family lived in New York, and then settled in New Jersey, in Maplewood. By origin, his parents were Polish Jews who lived in Warsaw until 1980, but towards the end of the 19th century they had to immigrate to America. Continue reading
Public educÁtion in the social network VKontakte has published a list of 10 best science fiction books published in the 21st century. I added to the titles and descriptions of books their covers. It is interesting to find out from fans of science fiction and fantasy – how representative is this sample?
1. “Doomed to Victory” – John Scalzi
The world of the future Earth is not as beautiful as we would like mankind tired of current problems. Colonization of outer space turns into a band of fierce protracted wars with inhabitants of other galaxies. Continue reading