Bulychev, Kir. Pen name of Ivan Vsevolodovich Mozheiko, born on 18 October 1934 in
Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Teachers Training Institute of Foreign Languages in 1957. He then worked
as a translator and correspondent in Burma from the Novosti Press Agency and the magazine Vokruz Sveta.
In 1962 he finished graduate work at the USSR Institute of Oriental Studies. In 1981 he completed his doctural
dissertation on "The Buddhist Sangha and the State in Burma".
A doctor of historial sciences, a winner of the State Prize of the USSR, and a member of the Geographical Society of the USSR, Bulychev started writing science fiction in 1965. Many of his works have been turned into live-action and animated films, and he was presented with prestigious Russian science fiction Aelita a ward in 1997.
His favorite works of science fiction are "Professor Doyle's Head" by A. Beliayev, "Plutonia" by Nikolai Orpuchev, and "Lost World" by Arthur Conan-Doyle. He married the artist Kipa Alekseevna Soshinskaya, who illustrated many of his books.
He translated many American science fictions stories into Russian.
He died on 5 September 2003.
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