Scientist and science fiction writer Ivan Efremov about the incredible successes of mankind in the future
Ivan Efremov was born in 1908 and began to write during the years of World War II. Efremov tried to get away from the tendency to describe interplanetary wars and…

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Peter Watts
Peter Watts about himself: “He spent most of his adult life trying to decide whether to be a writer or a scientist, but eventually became their hybrid. He was awarded…

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Jules Verne
Jules Verne is an extremely popular French writer, the founder of science fiction along with Herbert George Wells. Verne's works, written for both adolescents and adults, captured the adventurous spirit…

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dozen pseudonyms

Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg (born Robert Silverberg, born January 15, 1935, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a prolific American author best known for his science fiction works, which received the Hugo and Nebula awards.

Silverberg, himself an insatiable reader since childhood, began to publish his stories in science fiction magazines very early. He graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1956, but continued to write fiction. His first published novel was a children’s book, The Uprising on Alpha-S (1956), and the very next year he received his first Hugo Award as the “Best Novice Writer.” In the next four years, Silverberg, according to his own estimates, wrote a million words per year for various magazines. In 1959, the science fiction market crashed, and Silverberg directed his writing talent in other directions, from serious historical literature to light pornography.

In the mid-1960s, science fiction authors became increasingly literary ambitious. Frederick Paul, the then editor of Continue reading

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 famous is the “MYTH Cycle” dedicated to the Great Skive and his comrades.

Asprin’s works are characterized by a sense of humor, the dynamism of the plot and the originality of the characters. The fictional worlds of the master are inhabited by magicians and dragons, however one can easily see a hint of reality in them, full of social problems and contradictions. The grotesque fantasy works of the American are unpredictable and do not lose popularity with the reader over the years.

Childhood and youth
Robert Lynn Asprin is from Michigan, USA. Future science fiction was born on June 28, 1946 in the city of St. John’s and had Filipino-Irish roots. Father Daniel worked as a machinist, and mother Lorraine Cook taught in elementary Continue reading

The distinctive literary style and unusual ideas of science fiction pioneer Henry Kuttner

A writer who has not received due recognition from readers is not uncommon in literature. Henry Kuttner was one of them. Having received great acclaim from his colleagues and followers, Kuttner did not gain widespread fame among the fans.
Briefly about the writer
Being one of the very first science fiction writers, Kuttner can hardly be called a pioneer who laid the foundations for future writers – no, Henry wrote on topics that were usual for that time. He was distinguished by a special literary style, a sense of humor, unusual ideas and the way he beat the stamps that were developing in those days. His literary career lasted a little less than a quarter of a century, during which he managed to try himself in a variety of genres.
Interesting Facts
Kuttner wrote using more than a dozen pseudonyms, making it impossible to establish the exact number of works he wrote.
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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…

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Iar Elterrus
Iar Elterrus speaks of his work as a social experiment, an attempt to still find good in the world around him, preoccupied with profit and personal gain. Since childhood, the…

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Science fiction writer and creator of the new religion Ron Hubbard
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was born on March 13, 1911, Tilden, Nebraska, USA. A man with diverse interests and an extraordinary education. He studied 21 nationalities, was a writer and pilot,…

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China Mieuville
China Mieuville (full name - China Tom Miéville) is a British science fiction writer who defines his genre as “weird fiction”. Born in 1972 in London in a family of…

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