Fantastic - one of the most popular genres in contemporary literature.
Among the writers who worked in it, there are those who are already without exaggeration be called the classics of world literature.
Ray Bradbury - a classic, of course, not only fiction, but also literature in general. His works are characterized by deep psychological insight and penetrating.
The most famous Ray Bradbury brought dark and philosophical cycle "The Martian Chronicles" stories, as well as post-apocalyptic novel "Fahrenheit 451".
Isaac Asimov - American writer, authorabout 500 books, a multiple winner of the prestigious literary prize "Hugo" and "Nebula". Some of the words invented by Asimov, have become part of the English language.
Clifford D. Simak
Clifford D. Simak - one of the founders of modern American fiction. The author of such iconic works as "The City", "Ring Around the Sun", "goblins Reserve", "Principle of the werewolf."
Stanislaw Lem - a Polish science fiction writer,futurist and philosopher. Lemma books translated into more than 40 languages. There are many adaptations of his works, among which the most famous - the ingenious "Solaris" by Andrei Tarkovsky.
Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein - the only writerreceived as many as five awards "Hugo", a multiple winner of the "Nebula". Peru belongs to a cult Heinlein "Stranger in a Strange Land", as well as an excellent "teen series" sets standards of juvenile fiction ( "Star Beast", "Podkayne of Mars", "Will the suit - Will Travel" and others).
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
Brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky - signSoviet and Russian writers, who worked mainly in tandem (though each of them had been published and independent story), which have become classics of modern fiction not only in Russia but also worldwide. However, the depth and philosophicity their best works ( "Roadside Picnic", "Snail on the Slope", "Lame fate," "The Doomed City" and others) goes far beyond fiction as a genre.
Kir Bulychev - author, known primarilyas the author of children's and teen fiction series about the adventures of a girl from the future of Alice Selezneva ( "One hundred years ahead", "Girl from the ground" and others). However Bulycheva there are other works, other than always easy language, and an excellent sense of humor - for example, a cycle of stories "Martian potion" of the inhabitants of the fictional town of great Guslar.
Among the best works of Lukyanenko can be attributed to the early works - "Knights of forty islands", "Boy and Darkness".
Sergei Lukyanenko - perhaps the most famous in theToday, the modern Russian fiction writer. Its popularity is due primarily to the film adaptation of his book "Day Watch" and "Night Watch."