Kir Bulychev or Bulychov (in Cyrillic: Кир Булычев; real name - Igor Vsevolodovich Mozheiko, October 18, 1934 - September 5, 2003) was a Russian science fiction writer and historian. Received a Master's degree in 1965 and a Ph.D. in 1981. Wrote his first science fiction story in 1965. From 1963 worked in the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Academy of Science of the USSR.
He is best known for his series of humorous short stories about Gusliar, a Russian town that attracts all kinds of aliens and supernatural beings - they were often satires at life in Soviet Russia, Another well known series of Bulychev's stories are young adult stories about Alice Selezneva, a young girl from the future.
Bulychev also translated numerous American SF stories into Russian, and wrote scripts for more than 20 movies.
Bibliography (books published in English)
The dates given are the dates of English editions.
Half a Life (1977)
Gusliar Wonders (1983)
Earth and Elsewhere (1985)
Abduction of a Sorcerer (1989)
Those Who Survive (2000)
Alice: The Girl From Earth (2002)