Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Profile: Arkady and Boris Strugatsky


Liza from Austin wrote, "You mention that few people ever write in pairs (in Ilf and Petrov profile). Strugatsky brothers did and they are Jews of some sort... not sure what their score would be."

Thanks, Liza!


  1. I love Science Fiction! I stumbled upon your Strugatsky brother's profile and in fact tonight Frank Herbert's Dune (directed by David Lynch) is showing, so that's why I'm writing this to you. Anyway I just read it and I was just wondering shouldn't they be borderline Jews since they had a Jewish Father but had a Russian Orthodox Mother? I don't see the logic? Why give them full Jew when only their Father was Jewish. Please explain. Thank-you. :)

  2. Fair enough. Thank-you. :)