Lyuben Dilov

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Lyuben Dilov
Born 25 December 1927
Cherven Bryag, Bulgaria
Died 10 June 2008 (aged 80)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Occupation writer
Nationality Bulgarian
Genre Science fiction, Philosophy

Lyuben Dilov (1927, Cherven Bryag - 10 June 2008, Sofia[1]), also known as Luben Dilov and Ljuben Dilov was a Bulgarian science-fiction writer.

He graduated from Sofia University, specializing Bulgarian language and literature. He started writing as a student and his first stories were published in Narodna Mladezh youth newspaper.[1]

He has won a number of domestic and international literary awards an himself established the Graviton Award in science fiction.[1]

Like Asimov, Dilov was a disbeliever in the UFO phenomena.[citation needed]

Dilov's son, Lyuben Dilov Jr. (bg:Любен Дилов-син), is a Bulgarian politician and script writer.

Works[edit]

He was an author of over 35 books.[1]

Dilov described in his 1974 novel The Trip of Icarus the Fourth Law of Robotics extending the original three laws proposed by Isaac Asimov: A robot must establish its identity as a robot in all cases." [2][3]

Dilov gives reasons for the fourth safeguard in this way: "The last Law has put an end to the expensive aberrations of designers to give psychorobots as humanlike a form as possible. And to the resulting misunderstandings..."[2]

His story Contacts of a Fourth Kind was included in the anthology Tales from the Planet Earth.

Novels[edit]

  • «Атомният човек» — 1958
  • «Кладенецът на таласъмите» — 1963
  • «Помня тази пролет» — 1964
  • «Многото имена на страха» — 1967
  • «Тежестта на скафандъра» — 1969
  • «Пътят на Икар» — 1974
  • «Парадоксът на огледалото» — 1976
  • «Звездните приключения на Нуми и Ники» — 1980
  • «Пропуснатият шанс. Из съчиненията на моя компютър» — 1981
  • «Незавършеният роман на една студентка» — 1982
  • «До Райската планета и назад. Другите приключения на Нуми и Ники» — 1983
  • «Жестокият експеримент» — 1985
  • «Библията на Лилит» — 1999
  • «Голямата стъпка» — 1999
  • «Демонът на Максуел» — 2001
  • «Да избереш себе си» — 2002

Stories and Short Stories[edit]

  • «Наперед, човечество!» — 1971
  • «Цялата истина около шимпанзето Топси» — 1976
  • «Новогодишна трагедия» — 1978
  • «Странните качества на Борис Левиташки» — 1979
  • «Експеримент в криминалния жанр» — 1981
  • «Ограбената истина» — 1981
  • «Предисторията на едно заболяване» — 1981

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d www.novinite.com
  2. ^ a b Dilov, Lyuben (aka Lyubin, Luben or Liuben) (2002). Пътят на Икар. Захари Стоянов. ISBN 954-739-338-3. 
  3. ^ Another Fourth Law of Robotics was proposed by Harry Harrison in the tribute anthology Foundation's Friends in 1989.