Ivan Efremov, "The Hour of the Bull" and "The Andromeda Nebula"
These books probably had the strongest influence on me and on Drachia. The genius of Efremov created a world so beautiful and pure that, closing the book, one wants to howl like a wolf, remembering the surrounding reality.... ...In this window In a new window
S. Loginov: "The many-armed god of Dalayn"
Svyatoslav Loginov, most likely, cannot stand animals, and simply hates reptiles (and dragons). However, this does not make his first novel less brilliant. One of the most significant fantasy books since Dune, that's what Dalain's Many-Armed God is...In this window In a new window
Trunkat Tour: "The Adventures of Hooke"
Question. You know a lot of books, after reading which, a boy from the 6th-7th grade of a secondary school will firmly decide to become a biologist, fill the whole apartment with articles, drawings, textbooks, will regularly travel to another city (look at the living object of his dream), and after graduating from school, he will enter to the Faculty of Biology, and only many years later, under the influence of circumstances (and dragons ...) will change course to technology ...In this window In a new window
Vl. Savchenko: Black Stars
In 2001, in Kharkov, I was lucky to meet Vladimir Savchenko. I told him the same thing that I will say now: it was the novel "Black Stars" that made me a science fiction writer, and I remember it, perhaps, like no other. I was still a child when I first read it, and I didn’t understand much at that time, but the amazing, unique atmosphere of the triumph of Reason over any obstacles forever sunk into my soul ....In this window In a new window
Henry Lyon Oldie: "The Way of the Sword"
The world of G. L. Oldie. The world of the book "The Way of the Sword" is quite similar to the medieval Earth, with the only difference that here cold weapons - swords, spears, halberds, etc. - are animated and have a mind. The living blades call themselves "The Shining Ones", and consider humans to be their "Appendages", not even realizing that humans are also sentient. People, in turn, do not realize that many of their actions ...In this window In a new window