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Author: Vlado Ríša

Vlado Ríša (*1949) is a prolific editor, writer, translator and publisher who entered the realm of speculative fiction in the 1980s, debuting in 1982 with his short story “Světlé koridory” (“Light Corridors”). In 1991, he joined the editorial staff of the SF magazine Ikarie, and he became its chief editor two years later. In 2010, the magazine switched publishers and changed its name to XB-1, in reference to the Czechoslovakian science fiction movie Ikarie XB-1. He edited eleven anthologies, wrote twenty-five novels and several dozen short stories, translated twelve books between Czech and Russian and published twenty-two books mainly by Czech authors. He was awarded the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror award for lifetime achievement in 2010, and his works have been nominated for various awards many times. Vlado is also a professional basketball player and enjoys ultralight aviation.