Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Sci-Fi Legend Boris Strugatsky Dies at 79
20.11.2012 12:40
Russian Sci-Fi Legend Boris Strugatsky Dies at 79

Boris Strugatsky, the Soviet and Russian legendary science fiction writer, the last remaining member of the Strugatsky brothers duo, died on Monday. He was 79.

      The cause of the writer's death is still indefinite. Some friends of him say he had many heart problems, others say he died of blood cancer.

      Strugatsky, a native of St. Petersburg and an astronomer by education, rose to literary prominence through science fiction novels co-written with his elder brother Arkady, who died in 1991 at the age of 66. The brothers had a great influence on Soviet science fiction and managed to keep it on modern Russian literature.

      The duo published 27 novels and novellas between 1958 and 1988, though many were edited for censorship purposes. Their works are available in 42 languages, including English, where translated titles include Far Rainbow (translated in 1979), Hard to Be God (1973) and Roadside Picnic (1977). The last one made the brothers internationally known for providing the story behind Arseny Tarkovsky’s classic film Stalker in 1979.

      After Arkady Strugatsky’s death of liver cancer, his brother continued writing on his own, publishing two novels, the latest of which came out in 2003. He never was a public person, preferring to keep in the background, but sometimes expressed his opinion about current social and political events. In particular, Boris Strugatsky supported opposition movement and accused Russian top officials of authoritarianism.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Boris Strugatsky Russian literature Russian writers Science fiction  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Radonezh  VDNKh  Izhevsk  mobile operators  Russian science  Booking System  Russian business  Festivals in Moscow  Irkutsk Region  fashion designer  Regional Cuisines  Hospitals  St. Petersburg  Russian scientists  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Folklore  Russian economy  National Card Payment System  Russian sportsmen  Tatarstan  Film Archives  All Events  Russian figure skating  Book Tickets for Ballet  Borders  Khabarovsk  Exhibitions in Moscow  Weather Forecast  Russian oil and gas industry   Ukraine  Adygea  Yuri Annenkov  Victor Tikhonov  energy  Film Distribution  Russian tourism  Zhukovsky Airport  Opposition  Moscow  Mariinsky theatre  Gambling Zone  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Tsaritsyno museum and reserve   Russian Cinema  Yulia Vysotskaya  Spacecrafts  Trees  Alexey Balabanov  Mathilde Kschessinska  Russian Arts and Crafts 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites