Grigory Ryzhakov – Russian Writer


New Russian Scifi – Future: Immortality and Overpopulation


Forget the Death. (the central motto in the  new Russian scifi novel “Future” by Dmitry Glukhovsky).

Dystopian and post-apocalyptic science fiction has been popular from the very birth day of the genre. Many recent novels of this kind focus on intricate plots, yet an occasional gem goes a notch above and explores some deep themes and ideas and things that may actually happen in the near future.… Read the rest

Why Blockbusters Fall Flat. Wolverine and The Lone Ranger


if there is anything flat about Wolverine, it’s Hugh Jackman’s stomach (credit: 20th Centry Fox)

After the whole spring of commercially successful ‘bombasters’ like Man of Steel and Iron Man-3, we witnessed poor performance of several other high-budget blockbusters, among them Wolverine (the lowest grossing film in the X-men franchise so far) and The Lone Ranger, only partially rescued by audiences in non-US markets.… Read the rest