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Agnostic atheism, also called atheistic agnosticism, is a philosophical position that encompasses both atheism and agnosticism.
Aktobe (Ақтөбе/Aqtöbe) is a city on the Ilek River in Kazakhstan.
Aleksei Yuryevich German (in Алексей Юрьевич Герман; July 20, 1938February 21, 2013) was a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, most active as a director and screenwriter.
Alexander Nikolayevich Sokurov, PAR (Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Соку́ров; born June 14, 1951) is a Russian filmmaker.
Alisa (Alice) Selezneva or Seleznyova (in Russian: Алиса Селезнёва) is the main character of the series of children's science fiction books by Russian writer Kir Bulychov.
Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (p; 4 April 1932 – 29 December 1986) was a Soviet and Russian film-maker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director.
Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.
Avatar (marketed as James Cameron's Avatar) is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver.
Batumi (ბათუმი, formerly known as Batum) is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia.
Beetle in the Anthill (Жук в муравейнике) is a 1979 sci-fi novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.
Brighton is a seaside resort and the largest part of the city of Brighton and Hove situated in East Sussex, England.
Bulgaria (България, tr.), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, tr.), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Charodei (Чародеи, translations - Enchanters, Sorcerers, Magicians) is a 1982 Soviet romantic fantasy musical film directed by Konstantin Bromberg.
Days of Eclipse (Дни затмения) (or, The Days of Eclipse, Dni Zatmenija, Días de eclipse) is an award winning 1988 Soviet film directed by Aleksandr Sokurov.
Dead Mountaineer's Hotel (Russian: Отель "У Погибшего Альпиниста", Transliteration: Otel "U Pogibshego Al'pinista") is a 1970 science fiction detective novel written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Dead Mountaineer's Hotel is a 1979 Estonian film directed by Grigori Kromanov and based on the novel Dead Mountaineer's Hotel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Definitely Maybe (За миллиард лет до конца света, Za milliard let do kontsa sveta, literal translation: A Billion Years Before the End of the World, sometimes called Definitely Maybe: A Manuscript Discovered Under Unusual Circumstances) is a sci fi novel written in 1974 by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Devil amongst people (Дьявол среди людей) — is a 1991 Russian science fiction novel by S. Yaroslavtsev about "the time which created monsters".
Disquiet (Беспокойство) is a 1965 sci-fi novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Escape Attempt (Russian: Попытка к бегству, Popytka k begstvu) is a 1962 science fiction novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.
Far Rainbow (Далёкая Радуга) is a 1963 science fiction novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.
Fedor Sergeyevich Bondarchuk (Фёдор Серге́евич Бондарчу́к; born May 9, 1967) is a Russian film director, actor, TV and film producer, clipmaker, TV host.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.
Grigori Kromanov (8 March 1926 in Tallinn – 18 July 1984 in Lahe, Lääne-Virumaa) was an Estonian theatre and film director.
Hard to be a God (Трудно быть богом, Trudno byt' bogom) is a 1964 sci-fi novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.
Hard to Be a God (Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein, Трудно быть богом) is a joint USSR-Germany science fiction film directed by Peter Fleischmann released in 1989, based on the novel of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Hard to Be a God (Трудно быть богом, translit. Trudno byt' bogom) is a 2013 Russian science fiction film directed by Aleksei German, based on the novel Hard to Be a God by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a landlocked country in Central Europe.
Ivan Antonovich (real patronymic Antipovich) Yefremov (Ива́н Анто́нович (Анти́пович) Ефре́мов; April 22, 1908 – October 5, 1972), last sometimes spelled Efremov, was a Soviet paleontologist, science fiction author and social thinker.
Kir Bulychov or Bulychev (Кир Булычёв) (18 October 1934 – 5 September 2003) was a pen name of Igor Vsevolodovich Mozheiko (И́горь Все́володович Може́йко), a Soviet Russian science fiction writer and historian.
Konstantin Sergeyevich Lopushansky (born June 12, 1947) is a Soviet and Ukrainian film director, film theorist and author.
In addition to the archetypical mad scientist, western culture depicts scientists and engineers who go above and beyond the regular demands of their professions to use their skills and knowledge for the betterment of others, often at great personal risk.
Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate, or did not work in that genre.
Meritocracy (merit, from Latin mereō "I earn" and -cracy, from Ancient Greek κράτος "strength, power") is a political philosophy which holds that power should be vested in individuals almost exclusively according to merit.
Monday Begins on Saturday (Понедельник начинается в субботу) is a 1965 science fiction / science fantasy novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky with illustrations by Yevgeniy Migunov.
Nikolay Stepanovich Chernykh (Николай Степанович Черных) (October 6, 1931 – May 26, 2004) was a Soviet and Ukrainian astronomer.
The Noon Universe (Russian term: "Мир Полудня" or "Мир Полдня" – "World of Noon") is a fictional future setting for a number of hard science fiction novels written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Noon: 22nd Century (Russian: Полдень. XXII век, Polden'. Dvadcat' vtoroy vek) is a 1961 science fiction book by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, expanded in 1962 and further in 1967, translated into English in 1978.
Peter Fleischmann (born 26 July 1937) is a German film director.
Planets in science fiction are fictional planets that appear in various media, especially those of the science fiction genre, as story-settings or depicted locations.
Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.
Prisoners of Power also known as Inhabited Island (Обитаемый остров) is a science fiction novel written by Soviet authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Progressors in science fiction are people of an advanced space-faring civilization who facilitate progress of less advanced civilizations.
Roadside Picnic (Russian: Пикник на обочине, Piknik na obochine) is a short science fiction novel written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky in 1971.
Science fiction and fantasy have been part of mainstream Russian literature since the 19th century.
Russians (русские, russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Russia, who speak the Russian language and primarily live in Russia. They are the most numerous ethnic group in Russia constituting more than 80% of the country's population according to the census of 2010, and the most numerous ethnic group in Europe.
Saint Petersburg (p) is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city).
Saint Petersburg State University (SPbGU, Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ) is a Russian federal state-owned higher education institution based in Saint Petersburg.
Search for Destiny, or the Twenty Seventh Theorem of Ethics — is a 1994 science fiction novel by Boris Strugatsky (under the pseudonym S. Vititsky), covering the life of a fictional Soviet citizen Krasnogorov with light and bitter truth about that time and including the long chapter "A Happy Boy" about his childhood in sieged Leningrad.
Sergei Vasilievich Lukyanenko (Серге́й Васи́льевич Лукья́ненко) (born 11 April 1968) is a science fiction and fantasy author, writing in Russian, and is one of the most popular contemporary Russian sci-fi writers.
Snail on the Slope (Russian - "Улитка на склоне") is a sci-fi novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.
Space Apprentice, also known as Probationers (Russian title: Стажёры, Stazhory), is one of the early novels of Russian science fiction writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Space Mowgli also known as The Kid (Russian title: Малыш, Malysh) is a 1971 sci-fi novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.
Stalker (p) is a 1979 art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, with its screenplay written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky.
Stanisław Lem (12 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire.
Tale of the Troika (Сказка о Тройке) is a 1968 satirical science fiction novel written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky with illustrations by Yevgeniy Migunov.
Text Publishers (Издательство Текст) is one of the main Russian independent publishing houses.
The Conspirators is a 1944 American World War II spy film directed by Jean Negulesco.
The Doomed City (Град обреченный) is a 1975 science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, which is widely considered among the most philosophical of their novels.
The Final Circle of Paradise (Хищные вещи века, literally Predatory Things of the Century) is a science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (also spelled Strugatski or Strugatskii) set in the first half of the 21st century.
The Inhabited Island (Обитаемый остров) is a science fiction film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk.
The Kid from Hell (Парень из преисподней, Paren' iz preispodney) is a 1974 sci-fi novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.
The Land of Crimson Clouds (Russian: Страна багровых туч) is a 1959 science fiction novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.
The Second Invasion from Mars (Второе нашествие марсиан), subtitled Diary of a Sane (Russian: Записки здравомыслящего), is a relatively short 1968 science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky that portrays two weeks from the life of a common person in highly unusual circumstances.
The Stars Are Cold Toys and Star Shadow are two 1997 books of a space opera duology by Russian science fiction writer Sergey Lukianenko.
The Time Wanderers (also known as The Waves Extinguish the Wind; Волны гасят ветер, Volny gasiat veter) is a 1985 science fiction novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, set in the Noon Universe.
The Ugly Swans (Гадкие лебеди) is a science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
The Ugly Swans (Гадкие лебеди) is a 2006 Russian science fiction film directed by Konstantin Lopushansky, based on the novel of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
"The Way to Amalthea" also known as "Destination: Amaltheia" is an early science fiction short story by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky written in 1959.
Vologda (p) is a city and the administrative, cultural, and scientific center of Vologda Oblast, Russia, located on the Vologda River.
Worldcon, or more formally the World Science Fiction Convention, the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), is a science fiction convention.
'Yugoslavia' (Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene: Jugoslavija, Југославија), once spelled and called "Jugoslavia", was a country in Southeast Europe during most of the 20th century.
3054 Strugatskia (1977 RE7) is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh at Nauchnyj on September 11, 1977.
The 45th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Conspiracy '87, was held 27 August–1 September 1987 at the Metropole Hotel and The Brighton Centre in Brighton, England.
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