Kenneth MacLeod (MacLeod, Kenneth Macrae) one of the brightest English authors of recent times writing in the genre of “solid” science fiction with elements of utopian and socialist satire.
Born in the small but capital city of Stornoway (the capital of the Hebrides, which are part of Scotland), not far from which is located the Scottish Stonehenge. The writer tells the following about his parents: “… My father and mother were very conservative and deeply religious Scottish highlanders. The simple farmers had to endure two world wars, and therefore they adamantly and purposefully supported any measures aimed at achieving state benefits and were adamant fighters against any manifestations of socialism … ”
At the age of 10, his family moved to the UK and, with his parents, Kenneth settled in the Scottish port city of Greenock. It was at this age that young Ken discovered science fiction. Kenneth lived in this city until graduation. It should be said that one of Kenneth’s classmates and his bosom friend was another famous Scot, Ian Banks, with Continue reading
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, freelance reporter, photographer, musician, film director and screenwriter, led expeditions. Best known as the founder of the Church of Scientology.
Briefly about the writer
Ron Hubbard is best known as the founder of the Church of Scientology, became famous in the writing field in the middle of the last century, writing more than one and a half hundred stories and stories for various magazines. Towards the end of his life, he returned to writing again, releasing the cycle “Battleground – Earth”, which earned frenzied popularity among his followers.
His early works as a whole did not stand out from a huge number of similar fantastic works; his later works were greatly influenced by the doctrine and philosophy he developed. It is difficult to say that he somehow influenced the formation of the genre or the exceptional artistic value of his works, but it is Continue reading
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 the demise of civilizations, trying to predict the possible fate of mankind and the way it could go. His works can be described as a “communist utopia.”
Briefly about the writer
Ivan Efremov was born in 1908 and began to write during the years of World War II. By education a paleontologist. In his works, he described the utopian communist future, putting at the forefront the achievements of science and technology and the realization of the creative potential of every citizen. In Continue reading