Historical sketches

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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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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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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The American writer Patrick Rotfuss is known for works in the genres of fantasy and science fiction

The American writer Patrick Rotfuss is known for works in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. Being an avid reader and lover of literature, a man once decided to start writing and did not lose: his books diverge in solid runs, receive prizes and are translated into other languages, including Russian. The bearded big man Rotfuss looks like a fairy-tale character and creates magical worlds full of legends, myths and songs.

Childhood and youth
Patrick James Rothfuss was born in 1973 in Madison, the capital of Wisconsin. A loving family encouraged the child’s passion for reading, and by the end of school he had read 2 thousand books, each of which became a creative fuel for the future writer’s start. The author is ironic that this love was caused by the long northern winters and the absence of cable television in the house.

Since 1991, the guy began to study at the University of Wisconsin, where he stayed for 9 years. Initially, he studied chemical technology, but realized that it was boring, and decided to change the profession to a clinical psychologist. Here, Continue reading

Each new job is paid by Kunzu in a rather large amount

Dean Kunz is one of the most successful writers working in the genres of science fiction, detective and horror. The author’s bibliography contains dozens of novels, some of which became bestsellers at the national level in the USA. Each new job is paid by Kunzu in a rather large amount – about $ 1 million.

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Writer Dean Kunz
Today, Dean’s works are translated into 38 languages ​​of the world, and their circulation reaches 200 million copies. 7 novels of his work topped the bestseller rating published in the New York Times. The books of this Continue reading

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.

It is noteworthy that after the death of his brother Arkady Boris Strugatsky, whose biography is replete Continue reading

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 to release his own biography. Robert described his mother as a simple girl Rachel from the village.

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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

"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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ROBERT ASPRIN
The American writer Robert Asprin is known to science fiction fans around the world. Dozens of novels, combined in a series, came from the pen of the author. The most…

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Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
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…

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ROBERT HEINLINE
Failures in ordinary activities and loan debts gave Heinlein the incentive to start writing and publishing his own works of art. In 1939, he sold his first story, The Line…

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