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
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
Stephen Edwin King was born in the fall of 1941 in the US state of Maine, in the city of Portland. The birth of a boy can be called a miracle. The fact is that Nelly Ruth Pillsbury – the mother of the future writer – doctors diagnosed infertility. And when the woman married for the second time to the captain of the merchant ship Donald Edward King, the couple decided to adopt the boy. They called the adopted son David Victor. And two years later, Nelli suddenly became pregnant. The couple had a son, Stephen Edwin.
Stephen King as a child Stephen King as a child
But the common child could not make the parents marriage strong. The head of the family had a Continue reading