78 relations: Agnostic atheism, Aktobe, Aleksei Yuryevich German, Alexander Sokurov, Algis Budrys, Alisa Selezneva, Andrei Tarkovsky, Avatar (2009 film), Batumi, Beetle in the Anthill, Brighton, Bulgaria, Charodei, Dark Planet (film), Days of Eclipse, Dead Mountaineer's Hotel, Dead Mountaineer's Hotel (film), Definitely Maybe (novel), Devil amongst people, Disquiet (Strugatsky novel), Eando Binder, Escape Attempt, Far Rainbow, Fictional universe of Avatar, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Grigori Kromanov, Hard to Be a God, Hard to Be a God (1989 film), Hard to Be a God (2013 film), History of the Jews in Russia, Hungary, Ivan Yefremov, Kir Bulychov, Konstantin Lopushansky, List of fictional scientists and engineers, List of science-fiction authors, Meritocracy, Monday Begins on Saturday, Nikolai Chernykh, Noon Universe, Noon: 22nd Century, Peter Fleischmann, Planets in science fiction, Prisoners of Power, Progressor, Roadside Picnic, Russian Orthodox Church, Russian science fiction and fantasy, Russians, Saint Petersburg, ..., Saint Petersburg State University, Search for Destiny or the Twenty Seventh Theorem of Ethics, Sergei Lukyanenko, Siege of Leningrad, Snail on the Slope, Soviet Union, Space Apprentice, Space Mowgli, Stalker (1979 film), Stanisław Lem, Tale of the Troika, Text Publishers, The Doomed City, The Final Circle of Paradise, The Kid from Hell, The Land of Crimson Clouds, The Second Invasion from Mars, The Stars Are Cold Toys, The Time Wanderers, The Ugly Swans, The Ugly Swans (film), The Way to Amalthea, Union of Soviet Writers, Vologda, Worldcon, Yugoslavia, 3054 Strugatskia, 45th World Science Fiction Convention. Expand index (28 more) » « Shrink index
Agnostic atheism is a philosophical position that encompasses both atheism and agnosticism.
Aktobe (Ақтөбе, Aqtóbe) is a city on the Ilek River in Kazakhstan.
Aleksei Yuryevich German (p; 20 July 193821 February 2013) was a Soviet and Russian director and screenwriter.
Alexander Nikolayevich Sokurov, PAR (Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Соку́ров; born 14 June 1951) is a Russian filmmaker.
Algirdas Jonas "Algis" Budrys (January 9, 1931 – June 9, 2008) was a Lithuanian-American science fiction author, editor, and critic.
Alisa Selezneva or Seleznyova (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 Russian filmmaker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director.
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 stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver.
Batumi (ბათუმი) is the second-largest city of Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country's southwest.
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 on the south coast of England which is part of the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, 47 miles (75 km) south of London.
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.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Dark Planet (The Inhabited Island) is a science fiction film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk.
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 Soviet (Estonian) film directed by Grigori Kromanov and based on the novel Dead Mountaineer's Hotel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Definitely Maybe (translit, literal translation: A Billion Years Before the End of the World, sometimes called Definitely Maybe: A Manuscript Discovered Under Unusual Circumstances) is a science fiction novel by Russian writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, first published 1974.
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.
Eando Binder is a pen-name used by two mid-20th-century science fiction authors, Earl Andrew Binder (1904–1965) and his brother Otto Binder (1911–1974).
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.
In the 2009 science fiction film Avatar, director James Cameron conceived a fictional universe in which humans seek to mine unobtanium on the fictional exoplanetary moon, Pandora.
Fyodor Sergeyevich Bondarchuk (Фёдор Серге́евич Бондарчу́к; born May 9, 1967) is a Russian film director, actor, TV and film producer, clipmaker, TV host, founder of production company Art Pictures Studio.
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 science fiction 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 (Trudno byt' bogom) is a 2013 Russian science fiction film directed by Aleksei German, based on the novel of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Jews in the Russian Empire have historically constituted a large religious diaspora; the vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of in the Carpathian Basin, bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west.
Ivan Antonovich (real patronymic Antipovich) Yefremov (Ива́н Анто́нович (Анти́пович) Ефре́мов; April 22, 1908 – October 5, 1972), last name sometimes spelled Efremov, was a Soviet paleontologist, science fiction author and social thinker.
Kir Bulychov (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 (Константин Сергеевич Лопушанский; born June 12, 1947) is a Soviet and Russian 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, and -cracy, from Ancient Greek κράτος "strength, power") is a political philosophy which holds that certain things, such as economic goods or power, should be vested in individuals on the basis of talent, effort and achievement, rather than factors such as sexuality, race, gender or wealth.
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.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh (Николай Степанович Черных) (6 October 1931 – 26 May 2004) was a Russian-born Soviet astronomer and discoverer of minor planets and comets at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Nauchnij, on the Crimean peninsula.
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 of the science fiction genre as story-settings or depicted locations.
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 science fiction novel written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky in 1971.
The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC; Rússkaya pravoslávnaya tsérkov), alternatively legally known as the Moscow Patriarchate (Moskóvskiy patriarkhát), is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches, in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox patriarchates.
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 Eastern Europe. The majority of Russians inhabit the nation state of Russia, while notable minorities exist in other former Soviet states such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine and the Baltic states. A large Russian diaspora also exists all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Canada. Russians are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe. The Russians share many cultural traits with their fellow East Slavic counterparts, specifically Belarusians and Ukrainians. They are predominantly Orthodox Christians by religion. The Russian language is official in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, and also spoken as a secondary language in many former Soviet states.
Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).
Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU, 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 Russian science fiction and fantasy author, writing in Russian.
The Siege of Leningrad (also known as the Leningrad Blockade (Блокада Ленинграда, transliteration: Blokada Leningrada) and the 900-Day Siege) was a prolonged military blockade undertaken from the south by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany and the Finnish Army in the north, against Leningrad, historically and currently known as Saint Petersburg, in the Eastern Front theatre of World War II.
Snail on the Slope (Russian - "Улитка на склоне") is a sci-fi novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 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 science fiction novel by Russian writers Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, set in the Noon Universe.
Stalker (p) is a 1979 Soviet science fiction art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky with a screenplay written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, loosely based on their novel Roadside Picnic (1972).
Stanisław Herman Lem (12 or 13 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire, and a trained physician.
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 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 Kid from Hell (Парень из преисподней, Paren' iz preispodney) is a 1974 science fiction 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 series 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" (Put' na Amal'teyu) also known as "Destination: Amaltheia" is an early science fiction novella by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky written in 1959.
Union of Soviet Writers, USSR Union of Writers, or Soviet Union of Writers (translit) was a creative union of professional writers in the Soviet Union.
Vologda (p) is a city and the administrative, cultural, and scientific center of Vologda Oblast, Russia, located on the Vologda River within the watershed of the Northern Dvina.
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 (Jugoslavija/Југославија; Jugoslavija; Југославија; Pannonian Rusyn: Югославия, transcr. Juhoslavija)Jugosllavia; Jugoszlávia; Juhoslávia; Iugoslavia; Jugoslávie; Iugoslavia; Yugoslavya; Югославия, transcr. Jugoslavija.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
3054 Strugatskia, provisional designation, is a dark Themistian asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter.
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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