Russia (1884 - 1942)
Alexander Belayev was a notable writer of fiction whose life was strange and hard. For years tuberculosis of the spine kept him confined to his bed, yet he was able to enjoy a full and interesting life. He studied law, attended lectures at the Conservatoire, enjoyed working on newspapers and periodicals and was, deeply interested in science and technical problems. Belayev produced a whole library of attractive books of science fiction.