themes of decline
Science fiction is a genre that is constantly evolving, complementing our wildest expectations with something new. Sometimes she constantly has to get ahead of progress, and nowadays it is gaining momentum. And watching this race game is a real pleasure, especially when recognized masters of the genre take up the matter. About his most interesting news – in our selection.
Awakening of the Leviathan. James corey
Two authors are hiding under the name of James Corey: Daniel Abraham and Tye Frank. The Awakening of the Leviathan (2011) is the first novel from their book series The Space, which, one year after publication, was nominated for a Hugo Prize as the best novel. But the highest award went to the Continue reading
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 of Life, to the publisher. After that, he earned mainly in writing, putting aside all other hobbies.
The Life Line was written in the genre of science fiction, which became the leitmotif of all the work that Robert Heinlein followed. The comments on the story were positive, and the writer decided to continue the “Life Line” with a cycle of similar works.
The result was a “History of the Future.” This cycle included several short stories, novels, and novels. The plot generalized the history of mankind in the period from XX to XXIII century. Most of the books were written at the beginning of the author’s career, as well as from 1945 to 1950. Editor John Campbell called Continue reading
If you haven’t read the Isaac Asimov’s book series “Foundation” and don’t want spoilers, we recommend that you return to this article after reading the books.
The singer of the empire is usually called Rudyard Kipling. However, Isaac Asimov – the author of the famous cycle of novels about the Galactic Empire and the Foundation, in my opinion deserves this epithet much more. Kipling glorified the really existing British Empire in which he lived. Azimov was a singer of a fictional empire, so to speak, of some ideal of the empire, which Azimov’s imagination transferred to a very distant future, separated from our era by at least several tens of thousands of years. Continue reading