While I was in Ekaterinburg, I met Pavel Amnuel, a distinguished Russian-language science fiction writer and winner of the 2012 Aelita Award. Amneuel published his first story in 1959, has written a great many books, and has had almost nothing published in English. So I asked him to give a short synopsis of his career.
The translator is a young writer named Kiril Azernyi, and a couple of additional questions are asked by Marianne Porter.
While I have to apologize for the quality of sound of this clip, I'm tremendously pleased that Marianne and I did this. It's embarrassing how little Americans know about Russian SF. At least we've done our small bit to rectify this situation.
I have two or three more clips of other writers I met at the Aelita Science Fiction Conference, and I'll be running them as a sort of mini-series over the next several Wednesdays.