Stephen king
Stephen Edwin King was born in the fall of 1941 in the US state of Maine, in the city of Portland. The birth of a boy can be called a…

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Each new job is paid by Kunzu in a rather large amount
Dean Kunz is one of the most successful writers working in the genres of science fiction, detective and horror. The author’s bibliography contains dozens of novels, some of which became…

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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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The distinctive literary style and unusual ideas of science fiction pioneer Henry Kuttner

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.
Interesting Facts
Kuttner wrote using more than a dozen pseudonyms, making it impossible to establish the exact number of works he wrote.
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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 his main novels, which brought him wide fame and recognition among science fiction lovers.
Briefly about the writer
Alfred Bester was born December 18, 1913, died September 30, 1987 – an American science fiction writer, scriptwriter for television and radio shows, magazine editor and comic book writer. But, despite the wide front of his activity, he was best known precisely as a science fiction writer who received the very first ever Hugo Prize in 1953 for the novel “A Man Without a Face”.

The great Harry Harrison wrote: “Alfred Bester was one of the few writers who invented modern science fiction.”
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Science Fiction Coordinator John Wood Campbell

John Campbell is an American writer, better known as an editor. Possessing his vision and uncompromising, Campbell guided the young authors into an unusual for fiction channel, moving farther away from stupid adventures and battered plots to science, social and social problems.

He demanded a lot from the authors, because of which scandals often occurred and writers left; but you can immediately name a dozen famous names and be surprised to find out that it was Campbell who first saw them and made it possible to publish them. As the Science Fiction Encyclopedia rightly notes:

More than any other person, he helped shape modern science fiction.

Briefly about the writer
John Wood Campbell, Jr. (born June 8, 1910, died July 11, 1971) has been a writer and editor of the journal Astounding Science Fiction (which we have already mentioned more than once in past materials and which has become the starting point for dozens of eminent writers) since the end of 1937 until his Continue reading

"Not your mind business" or how British science fiction writer Eric Frank Russell became popular only in America
The British science fiction writer who became most famous in America, whom the Americans themselves considered their countryman. In his work, Russell was different from his colleagues living on the…

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Gustav Meyrink
Gustav Meyrink, the illegitimate son of Maria Wilhelmina Adelheid Mayer and Minister of State Karl Freiherr von Farnvuhler, was born on January 19, 1868 in Vienna. His mother was an…

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Samuel Yode
British science fiction writer who worked for half a century. Adherent of social and public order, describing in his works all the horrors of his collapse Briefly about the writer…

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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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