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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
If you haven’t read the Isaac Asimov’s book series “Foundation” and don’t want spoilers, we recommend that you return to this article after reading the books.
The singer of the empire is usually called Rudyard Kipling. However, Isaac Asimov – the author of the famous cycle of novels about the Galactic Empire and the Foundation, in my opinion deserves this epithet much more. Kipling glorified the really existing British Empire in which he lived. Azimov was a singer of a fictional empire, so to speak, of some ideal of the empire, which Azimov’s imagination transferred to a very distant future, separated from our era by at least several tens of thousands of years. 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