Bulgaria's Science Fiction Author Lyuben Dilov Dies at 80

Society » OBITUARIES | June 10, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00

Bulgaria's most famous science fiction writer Lyuben Dilov, author of more than 35 books, published all over the world, died Tuesday at the age of 80.

The funeral service will be held in Sofia's St. George Church on Thursday.

Lyuben Dilov was born in 1927 in the town of Cherven Bryag. He has graduated from Sofia University, specialty Bulgarian language and literature.

He made his debut in writing while he was a student, as some of his works were published in Narodna Mladezh newspaper.

Among author's most popular books are "The Atomic Man" and "The Way of the Ikarus".

Dilov has won a lot of prizes he received as recognition of his mastery in Bulgaria and abroad. He himself founded Graviton awards, given over "good imagination and goodness of imagination".

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