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 of the 19th century, its charm, scientific progress and inventions. Most of his novels were written in the form of travel notes that take readers to the moon in “From Earth to the Moon” or in a completely different direction – in “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Many of Verne’s ideas turned out to be prophetic. Among his most famous books is the adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days (1873).
“Ah – what a journey – what a wonderful and unusual journey! We entered the Earth through one volcano, and came out through another. And this other one was more than twelve thousand leagues from Sneffels, from this dreary country of Iceland … We left the area of eternal snows and left behind a gray fog of icy open spaces to return to the azure sky of Sicily! ”(From“ Journey to the Center of the Earth ”, 1864) Continue reading
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 years old when the book “Wind in Willows” fell into his hands. With this discovery, the boy grew an interest in books, and he began to spend all his free time reading.
In 1959, Terry entered Wycombe High School of Technology. He published the first story, The Hades Business, in a school magazine in 1961, and in 1963 the same story appeared in a professional publication. Terry spent his first fee on a typewriter.
Inspired by his success, in 1965, Terry Pratchett leaves school for journalism. His first novel, The Carpet People, was written when he was only 20 years old. He continued to write while working in the newspaper. At 30, he quit journalism. When Corgi published his fourth book in 1983, The Color of Magic, a brilliant comic-fantasy novel that Continue reading
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 start writing and did not lose: his books diverge in solid runs, receive prizes and are translated into other languages, including Russian. The bearded big man Rotfuss looks like a fairy-tale character and creates magical worlds full of legends, myths and songs.
Childhood and youth
Patrick James Rothfuss was born in 1973 in Madison, the capital of Wisconsin. A loving family encouraged the child’s passion for reading, and by the end of school he had read 2 thousand books, each of which became a creative fuel for the future writer’s start. The author is ironic that this love was caused by the long northern winters and the absence of cable television in the house.
Since 1991, the guy began to study at the University of Wisconsin, where he stayed for 9 years. Initially, he studied chemical technology, but realized that it was boring, and decided to change the profession to a clinical psychologist. Here, Continue reading