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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ARTHUR CLARK
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…

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ROBERT HEINLINE
Failures in ordinary activities and loan debts gave Heinlein the incentive to start writing and publishing his own works of art. In 1939, he sold his first story, The Line…

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Ken Macleod Fiction Recipe

Please tell us what the zoological education gave you. What role do you think it played in shaping your worldview?

Reading Darwin and studying the theory of evolution have changed my view of things. I did not understand this theory before. Actually, I grew up in a family that was hostile to the theory of evolution. My parents were religious, and they belonged to a church that supported creationism, at least very literally understood the book of Genesis in the Bible. And this was a kind of revelation – to read Darwin himself. In addition, from there I learned a lot about scientific work, about what hard work it is and how much you Continue reading

Peter Watts

Peter Watts about himself: “He spent most of his adult life trying to decide whether to be a writer or a scientist, but eventually became their hybrid. He was awarded several awards in the field of ecophysiology of marine mammals, video documents and science fiction. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Guelf and his doctorate at the University of British Columbia. Spent ten years on training (not weak optimism, right?) And the same amount – trying to work by profession and not become a “litter” for financial groups. The latter turned out to be somewhat more complicated than he thought (ha ha) and, as a result, during the 90s he regularly received money from the “green” – for the protection of marine creatures, from the US fishing industry – for the support of a domestic producer, and from Government of Canada – for loyalty to the grave.

Having come to the conclusion that since his scientific works already include a significant element of fiction, it will be easier to add characters, a plot to them and try to enter a wider market than a handful of subscribers to the Journal of Theoretical Biology. Continue reading

Science concepts in fiction Larry Niven

Lawrence Van Cott Niven was born on April 30, 1938, and now lives and lives in Los Angeles. One of the most titled American science fiction writers, winner of the Hugo, Locus, Dietmar, Nebula and many others awards.
Briefly about the writer
His work is distinguished precisely by “scientific” – they offer serious scientific concepts, theoretical physics. Plus, detective elements. In the field of fantasy, he noted the cycle “Magic is leaving”, within the framework of which he proposed a world where magical energy is a non-renewable resource. He began to write at a time when the science fiction community was seized by the idea of ​​avoiding traditional science fiction (the so-called “New Wave”). However, the trends had little effect on Niven, who began to bend his line, relying on traditional science fiction, which he read from childhood, and paying great attention to the scientific side of his works.
Biography
Birth name – Lawrence Van Cott Niven; father – Waldemar Van Cott Niven, mother – Lucy Estelle Continue reading

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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…

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Isaac Asimov. Briefly about the writer
Born on January 2, 1920 in the village of Petrovichi, Shumyachsky District, Smolensk Region, the RSFSR. He died in New York on April 6, 1992. Facts. Than famous The famous…

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Life of Evgeny Zamyatin and the first dystopia in history
Yevgeny Zamyatin was born at the end of the 19th century and worked in the era of revolutions and the First World War. He was not a prolific writer, and…

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Boris Strugatsky
Some writers, directors and musicians have shown themselves thanks to the creative tandem. These include the Coen brothers, who shot the action-thriller “Fargo”, the Wachowski sisters, as well as Ilya…

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