Kir Bulychev (real name Igor V. Mozheiko; October 18, 1934, Moscow - September 5, 2003, ibid.) - Russian Soviet science fiction writer, playwright, screenwriter and literary critic. Historian and orientalist, falerist. Doctor of Historical Sciences. Winner of the State Prize of the USSR (1982). The pseudonym is composed from the name of Kira’s wife and the maiden name of the writer's mother, Maria Mikhailovna Bulycheva. Kir Bulychev - one of the most popular Soviet science fiction. His most famous work is the cycle of children's books about a girl from the future Alice Selezneva, who had a great influence on Russian popular culture. However, he wrote and a lot of fiction for adults, scientific papers and poems . Bulychev's books were screened more than twenty times - more than any other Russian science fiction writer.