Sir Henry Lion Oldie, a Kharkov Gentleman
All Ukrainian science fiction and fantasy fans held their breath, waiting to hear who would be named as Europe’s best author at Eurocon, the annual science fiction convention. A moment later, they chanted in enthusiasm: “Oldie! Oldie!”
It seems that the excitement of last year’s triumph of Marina and Sergey Dyachenko is still in the air as Sir Henry Lion Oldie, which is a joint penname of Dmitry Gromov and Oleg Ladyzhensky, has again proved to the world that Ukrainian soil still has the legendary fertility to produce writers.
However, this victory was not unexpected. Oldie had already collected a number of prizes at various competitions and topped quite a few book reviews and hit parades.
Not all readers can read as fast as Oldie writes. By now more than 100 books by this duo are available to readers, including translations and republications, with the total number of copies topping one million! And yet this gentleman from Kharkov does not even think about rest in gone his oars...