Antiwar satire by science fiction writer Harry Harrison
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,…

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Jean Ray
Jean Ray (Jean Ray; real name is Raymond Jean Marie de Kremer (Raymundus Joannes Maria de Kremer); also known by the pseudonym John Flanders) is a Belgian writer born in…

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PHILIP DICK
Philip Dick, whose trilogies are full of aphorisms and quotes, is called the destroyer of reality in the reading world. The writer composed his stories and novels in a special…

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Founding Father of Heroic Fantasy Robert Howard

Robert Howard is not so popular in our country, despite his huge contribution to world fiction. He is one of those authors whose brainchild is much more famous than its creator. Everyone knows Conan the barbarian, many watched films about him, but only a few will immediately name the person who invented him. And if someone remembers Solomon Kane, you know – in front of you is a fan.
Briefly about the writer
Many of his works are generally unknown to readers, and there are many of them – Howard wrote detectives, mystical novels, historical and pseudo-historical novels, westerns and even humorous works during his career.

Unfortunately, he did not live very long. Howard could not accept the fact that his mother could not fight tuberculosis and committed suicide in his car. As often happens, fame came to him posthumously – most of his works were published after his death. As well as ideological heirs and outspoken imitators, they called Howard the father of “heroic fantasy.” Continue reading

Hard science fiction on fundamental topics from Clifford Simack

Clifford Simak is an American science fiction writer, one of the writers of the Golden Age, along with Asimov and Heinlein. Having started writing in the 30s, he released about one and a half hundred novels, novels and short stories, published both in magazines and in full-fledged collections and books. In his works he raised fundamental topics, creating a layer for research and experiments by future authors.

Briefly about the writer
Simak’s main activity was editing. Nevertheless, he published many works that are now considered classic. Consciously avoiding violence, intergalactic empires, star wars and other things, Simak put progress, psychology, and the study of people’s behavior in various non-standard situations at the forefront. In science fiction, he loved science in the first place, trying to make all his works as plausible as possible. His career lasted more than four decades, during which he managed to try himself in the genre of fiction, as well as western and military stories. Continue reading

Kir Bulychev
Kir Bulychev is the creator of popular works in the fantasy genre. Today, admirers of the venerable man of letters do not cease to be amazed at his perspicacity. Bulychev’s…

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Inventor of modern science fiction Alfred Bester
Alfred Bester, an American science fiction writer who managed to try himself in dozens of different projects on television, radio, in magazines and comics. In the early 50s, Bester published…

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Terence David John Pratchett
Sir Terry Pratchett was born on April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire). As a child, he didn’t really like to read books, but his life changed at 10…

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Antiwar satire by science fiction writer Harry Harrison
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,…

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