sci-fi and the morality of algorithms
The agency is proud to present MAX MAXIMOV, the new star of Russian science fiction delivered in the best tradition of the Strugatski brothers. After a long predominance of purely entertaining genre literature such as fantasy, horror or post-apocalypse, in Russia his books are seen as an original revival of philosophical science fiction. They are also timely parables exploring guilt and innocence, hell and paradise, life and spirit, nothingness and the morality of algorithms.
5 novels so far, 3 available in full English:
GATE TO HEAVEN – an innocent girl and a care robot in a novel about consciousness, the soul and AI
TO MARS! – simulacra and theories about space and time; in the spirit of „Atlas Shrugged“ by Ayn Rand
GOOD MAN – a hero with Down’s syndrome in a novel about the two faces of good and evil and the one-dimensionality of our view on the world
«It’s a synthesis of fiction, an attack on post-modernism and the energy of experiment.»
Maximov has 3.14m YouTube followers and 100,000 downloads of his novels per year.