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
Born on January 2, 1920 in the village of Petrovichi, Shumyachsky District, Smolensk Region, the RSFSR. He died in New York on April 6, 1992.
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The famous American science fiction writer, scientist biochemist, professor at the University, a successful popularizer of science.
He is the author of about 500 books, including both fiction and non-fiction.
Multiple winner of prestigious awards in English literature: Hugo, Nebula and Locus.
In his works, he came up with such concepts as “robotics”, “positron” (about the robot brain), “psychohistory” (the science of Continue reading
Harry Harrison, best known as the author of the Steel Rat book series, has lived a long, fruitful life as a writer. From his pen came a lot of works, mostly humorous, in which quite serious topics were laid.
Briefly about the writer
Harry Harrison has released 35 novels and more than two hundred short stories. Born in Connecticut on March 12, 1925, at two years old the family moved to New York. He began his career with scripts for comics and short stories for numerous magazines. Popularity came to him with the release of The Indomitable Planet, for which he was nominated for the Hugo Literary Prize. He became famous as the author of humorous science fiction novels and short stories, a significant part of which was a parody and satire on popular themes and works at that time.
The leitmotif of his books was a protest against the army, wars, authoritarianism, violence against dissidents and predatory aspirations. Most of his heroes are individualists, bright personalities who do not shy from breaking the law in the name of some of their ideals, but at the same time who do not feel Continue reading