Kir Bulychov in 1997
|Born||Igor Vsevolodovich Mozheiko
October 18, 1934
|Died||September 5, 2003
|Pen name||Kir Bulychov|
|Citizenship||USSR → Russia|
|Alma mater||Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages|
|Notable work(s)||Gusliar Wonders (1983)|
|Notable award(s)||Aelita Prize 1997|
Kir Bulychov or Bulychev (Russian: Кир Булычёв) (October 18, 1934 – September 5, 2003) was a pen name of Igor Vsevolodovich Mozheiko (И́горь Все́володович Може́йко), a Soviet Russian science fiction writer and historian. His magnum opus is a children's science fiction series Alisa Selezneva, although most of his books are adult-oriented.
He received a Master's degree in 1965 and a Ph.D. in 1981 and wrote his first science fiction story in 1965. Since 1963 he worked in the Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He was a specialist in the medieval history of Burma.
He is known for his series of humorous short stories about Veliky Gusliar, a Russian town that attracts all kinds of aliens and supernatural beings. This fictional city is based on a real Veliky Ustyug city. Another well known series of Bulychov's stories are young adult stories about Alisa Selezneva, a young girl from the future. A number of them were made into film, animation and video game. He also wrote many science fiction novels, including The Last War (1970), Thirteen Years of Travel, Those Who Survive (filmed as the animated film Pereval), The Witches Cave (filmed), River Chronos and Abduction of a Sorcerer.
Bulychov also translated numerous American science fiction stories into Russian, and wrote scripts for more than 20 movies. Apart from fiction, he wrote a biography of Aung San.
Bibliography (books published in English)
The dates given are the dates of English editions.
- Alice: The Girl from Earth (1965), ISBN 1401013112 Publisher: Xlibris Corp (July 2002)
- Half a Life (1977)
- Gusliar Wonders (1983)
- Earth and Elsewhere (1985)
- Abduction of a Sorcerer (1989)
- Those Who Survive (2000)
- 1185 A.D. (1989)
- South-East Asia: Unity in Diversity. Ahmedabad: Allied (with Gennadi Chufrin) (1989).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kir Bulychev.|
- Official website
- Full bibliography (in Russian)
- Internet Movie Database page for Kir Bulychev
- Alisa and the Guest from the Future Fan Site (in Russian)
- Kir Bulychev : Tale-Teller and Scientist