Boris Strugatsky


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in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR
April 14, 1933

Died
November 19, 2012

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The brothers Arkady Strugatsky [Russian: Аркадий Стругацкий] and Boris Strugatsky[Russian: Борис Стругацкий] were Soviet-Russian science fiction authors who collaborated through most of their careers.

Born 14 April 1933, Boris Strugatsky remained in Leningrad with his mother during the siege of the city during World War II. He graduated from high school in 1950 and applied to the physics department at Leningrad State University, but studied astronomy instead. After graduating in 1955, he worked as an astronomer and computer engineer at the Pulkovo observatory. In 1960 he participated in a geodetic and astronomical expedition in the Caucasus. Boris Strugatsky became a member of the writers' union of the USSR in 1964.

In 1966, he became a
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Бессильные мира сего [Bessi...

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Chlapík z pekla

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Die Suche nach der Vorherbe...

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Посёлок на краю Галактики

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Обитаемый остров

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Град обреченный

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“Има само НИЩО ПРЕДИ и НИЩО СЛЕД и животът ти има смисъл само дотогава, докато не си осъзнал това.”
Boris Strugatsky

“Man is born in order to think (there he is, Kirill, finally!). Except that I don't believe that. I've never believed it, and I still don't believe it, and what man is born for -I have no idea. He's born, that's all. Scrapes by as best he can.”
Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic

“Haven't you ever noticed, Mr. Glebsky, how much more interesting the unknown is than the known? The unknown makes us think — it makes our blood run a little quicker and gives rise to various delightful trains of thought. It beckons, it promises. It's like a fire flickering in the depths of the night. But as soon as the unknown becomes known, it's just as flat, gray and uninteresting as everything else.”
Boris Strugatsky, The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

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