Public educÁtion in the social network VKontakte has published a list of 10 best science fiction books published in the 21st century. I added to the titles and descriptions of books their covers. It is interesting to find out from fans of science fiction and fantasy – how representative is this sample?
1. “Doomed to Victory” – John Scalzi
The world of the future Earth is not as beautiful as we would like mankind tired of current problems. Colonization of outer space turns into a band of fierce protracted wars with inhabitants of other galaxies. Continue reading
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
Another representative of the “great” fantastic trends in fiction is Arthur Charles Clark.
An Englishman, in contrast to his American colleagues, who made a huge contribution to both the formation of the modern look of science fiction literature and science.
Its influence on scientific and technological progress is simply colossal, because it was his idea that led to the creation in the second half of the twentieth century of almost all the main communication systems, and the Internet is no exception. He also owns the idea of using satellites for weather forecasting. Continue reading