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
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
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.
Kuttner wrote using more than a dozen pseudonyms, making it impossible to establish the exact number of works he wrote.
Ray Bradbury once admitted that Kuttner finished his first horror story Candle (published in Weird Tales magazine, Continue reading