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Snegov, Sergei

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Pseudonym of Russian author Sergei Iosifovich Shtein (1910-1994), known as the father of Russian space opera. His Posol bez Veritel'nyh Gramo (coll of linked stories 1977; trans Alex Miller as Ambassador Without Credentials 1989) describes the interstellar adventures of two sibling Scientists, Roy and Henry Vasilyev, as they confront problems couched in Thought Experiment frames, sometimes involving mysterious deaths that must be investigated, and solve them handily. The book-length title story, and most of the related shorter works, are original to the 1977 volume. He received the Russian Aelita Award in 1984. [JC]

Sergei Iosifovich Shtein [born Sergei Aleksandrovich Kozeryuk; later changed his legal name]

born Odessa, Russia: 6 July 1910 [according to his memoirs, which say the birth was wrongly recorded as 5 August 1910]

died Kaliningrad, Russia: 23 February 1994



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