About the Author
Kir Bulychev is the pen name of Igor V. Mojeiko, who has been a special correspondent in Burma for Around The World [Vokrug Sveta] magazine in Moscow, where he oversaw the construction of a chemical factory in the 1950s. Later, he worked as a translator for the Pugwash peace conferences. Currently he is a specialist in South East Asia with the Russian Academy of Sciences Oriental Institute. Since the mid-Sixties his SF stories of have been appearing in Russian popular SF magazines and newspapers, written under the pseudonym of Kir Bulychev to prevent career conflicts. Some concern Alice, a little girl of the 21st century whose adventures have taken her to the ends of time and space. Many deal with the fictional North Russian city of Great Gusliar. Others are space opera, for both teenagers and adults. More than two dozen have been made into popular movies, including Guest From The Future, The Lilac Ball The Secret of the Third Planet, and By Thorny Paths To The Stars. His real name became common knowledge when he won the State Prize of the for the scripts to the last two films. Among his translations into Russian are Robert Heinleins If This Goes On...., Ben Bovas The Weather Makers, and Ursula K. Leguins Nine Lives. Some ten million copies of Kir Bulychevs books have been published in Russia since the fall of Communism. .Kir Bulychev is married and lives in Moscow. He has a daughter named Alice.
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