Ballad of the Stars (Best of Soviet Science Fiction)
Short stories and one novella (the title piece) by the husbandand wife team, written both together and individually.A classic collection of visionary science fiction written by thecreator of the TRIZ Methodoloy for problem solving, G. Altshullerand his wife, Valentina. Different stories that probe the mostdifficult and rewarding explorations of the mind's search for newtheoretical discoveries. These are innovative and poetic tales thatcreate far reaching, visionary fantasy.Contents:The Star River Test by Genrikh AltovThe Donkey Axiom by Genrikh AltovIcarus and Daedalus by Genrikh AltovThe Supernova Aretina by Genrikh AltovFire Flower by Genrikh AltovSnow Bridge Over the Abyss by Valentina ZhuravlyovaAdventure by Valentina ZhuravlyovaTo Continue Beyond by Valentina ZhuravlyovaBallad of the Stars by Genrikh Altov and Valentina ZhuravlyovaGenrikh Saulovich Altshuller (1926-1998), was a Soviet engineer,inventor, scientist, journalist and writer. He is most notable forthe creation of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, betterknown by its Russia acronym TRIZ. He founded the Azerbaijan PublicInstitute for Inventive Creation, and was the first President ofthe TRIZ Association. He also wrote science fiction under thepen-name Genrikh Altov.