This page may be of interest to techno-science fiction & futurology fans.
| The complete text of "The NanoTech Network" novel | The Technology of Immortality | "The Worm" story | "The Moon Dream" | Coming soon | Questions and Answers | The Russian version of A.Lazarevich's web-page |
The Moon Dream
Hello, I am Alexander Lazarevich, better known on the BBSs throughout the former Soviet Union as the author of "The Worm", a science fiction story about a computer virus-like program ("worm") that united all the networked computers in the world into a single giant super computer.
Click here for details about (and text of) "The Worm" story.
My latest novel "The Nanotech Network" is now available in English! (original Russian version was written in 1997).
Combining the power of nanotechnologies with the Internet-type networking may bring about a revolution in the way we produce, distribute and consume all kinds of things. This revolution may cause a greater change in society than the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th - early 19th century which created capitalism. Will Internet become the undertaker of capitalism? What new kind of society will emerge in the end? This book does not answer all the questions, but it's as good a starting point for those who want to search for the answer as any.
You can also send me your questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actually, I don't quite like to be presented as the author of "The Worm" and "NanoTech Network" alone, because, personally, I believe that my most important contribution to the fields of science fiction and futurology was a book written in 1986, in which I showed that immortality is feasible even on the basis of the already known and well-established scientific knowledge. What is needed to achieve immortality is the development of a few technologies, which will be based on the laws of nature that can be found even in today's high-school textbooks.
A short story that I consider my best, although not from the standpoint of engineering or scientific ideas, of which this story contains none (unlike my other stories), but from a purely literary standpoint.
An article placing the events of the "The Moon Dream" story against the historical background of the Space Race between USA and USSR to put men on the Moon in the 1960s. And of course, I'll try to answer the question of whether there have ever been any plans for a one-way mission to the Moon, either in the Soviet Union, or in the United States.
Your questions and comments about material published on this site are welcome. If you do not want your question to be posted on this page, please expressly mark it as "not for publication", otherwise, by default, I'll feel free to post it.