Distant Friends and Other Stories

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Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago in 1951 and raised in the western suburbs of Lombard. He attended State University of Michigan in East Lansing, Michigan, earned a bachelor`s degree in physics (1973), then transferred to the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois) for graduate work. There, the young man received a master`s degree (1975), again, in physics and continued to work, this time on his doctoral dissertation. Also in 1975, he had a new hobby: writing science fiction. At first, Timothy devoted only his free time to his hobby, but over the next three years he gradually began to devote more and more time to this until he sold his first work in December 1978 (Ernie, Analog, 1979, September) ... While still working on a possible career in physics, he increasingly considered taking a sabbatical after completing his doctorate, conducting a "great experiment" to see how much writing could enthrall him. Timothy Zahn This year has come earlier than the young man expected. In July 1979, his supervisor died suddenly of a heart attack. Ironically, on the same day Zan received a notice that his second piece had been bought by Analog. Three years of work on the dissertation were completely destroyed. Then, during the semester, the writer began to work on a new topic, trying to whet his enthusiasm for work. But by this time writing books for Timothy Zahn had become much more interesting than physics, and in January 1980 he left the university and began the "great experiment." With his wife Anna working full time to support the family, Zan created 18 pieces in that first year, netting him over $ 2,000. Since he initially set himself a goal of $ 1000, he decided to declare the "experiment" successfully completed. From that point on, it was no longer a question of whether Zan would eventually be able to earn his living by writing, as he did during the "experiment." Since then, Zan has won a Hugo Award for the Cascade point novel and has been nominated twice more. The writer is best known to the world for his five books from the "Star Wars" series: "Heir to the Empire", "Darkness Revival", "The Last Order", "Ghost of the Past", "Image of the Future". Zan is also known for the recently released books "Angelmassa", "Gift of Jupiter", "The Dragon and the Thief" (the first of six parts of the teenage-youth science-fiction series). Timothy Zahn now lives with his family on the Oregon Coast.

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Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago in 1951 and raised in the western suburbs of Lombard. He attended State University of Michigan in East Lansing, Michigan, earned a bachelor`s degree in physics (1973), then transferred to the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois) for graduate work. There, the young man received a master`s degree (1975), again, in physics and continued to work, this time on his doctoral dissertation. Also in 1975, he had a new hobby: writing science fiction. At first, Timothy devoted only his free time to his hobby, but over the next three years he gradually began to devote more and more time to this until he sold his first work in December 1978 (Ernie, Analog, 1979, September) ... While still working on a possible career in physics, he increasingly considered taking a sabbatical after completing his doctorate, conducting a "great experiment" to see how much writing could enthrall him. Timothy Zahn This year has come earlier than the young man expected. In July 1979, his supervisor died suddenly of a heart attack. Ironically, on the same day Zan received a notice that his second piece had been bought by Analog. Three years of work on the dissertation were completely destroyed. Then, during the semester, the writer began to work on a new topic, trying to whet his enthusiasm for work. But by this time writing books for Timothy Zahn had become much more interesting than physics, and in January 1980 he left the university and began the "great experiment." With his wife Anna working full time to support the family, Zan created 18 pieces in that first year, netting him over $ 2,000. Since he initially set himself a goal of $ 1000, he decided to declare the "experiment" successfully completed. From that point on, it was no longer a question of whether Zan would eventually be able to earn his living by writing, as he did during the "experiment." Since then, Zan has won a Hugo Award for the Cascade point novel and has been nominated twice more. The writer is best known to the world for his five books from the "Star Wars" series: "Heir to the Empire", "Darkness Revival", "The Last Order", "Ghost of the Past", "Image of the Future". Zan is also known for the recently released books "Angelmassa", "Gift of Jupiter", "The Dragon and the Thief" (the first of six parts of the teenage-youth science-fiction series). Timothy Zahn now lives with his family on the Oregon Coast.