Chertkov Andrei Evgenievich - Russian journalist and translator , editor , publisher , anthologist . Activist of the movement of science fiction clubs , Internet project manager, specialist in Russian cinema.
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Born on August 16, 1961 in Sevastopol . After leaving school he worked as a fitter-assembler of radio equipment at the Mayak Sevastopol plant. In 1980 he entered the history department of the Nikolaev Pedagogical Institute. After graduating from the institute in 1984, he worked as a history teacher at Sevastopol Secondary School No. 2. In 1988-1989, he was an employee of the Department of Exhibitions and Best Practices of the Azcherryba Central Design and Design Bureau.
In 1982 he organized in Nikolaev a club of science fiction lovers "Argo" and until mid-1984 he was its chairman. After returning to Sevastopol, he was an active participant in the science fiction clubs Stalker and Atlantis, where he became, in particular, one of the initiators of the publication of the club fanzine Blaster. In 1988-1989, he was the editor-in-chief of the critical journalistic fanzine Oversan , which became a notable event in Soviet fan journalism of the late 1980s, as it was one of the first fanzines in the USSR (along with the Leningrad magazine “Measurement-F” ), aimed at mass circulation and wide distribution in other clubs of science fiction lovers.
In 1990, he was invited by Nikolai Yutanov to work in Leningrad, where he took part in the creation of the Terra Fantastica publishing house, in which he then worked as a proofreader, editor, executive editor of several book series, and since 1995, as editor-in-chief. From 1991 to 1994, under the auspices of this publishing house, he published the critical information magazine Intercom . Later he worked as an editor of the critical information section in If magazine (1995-1996) and executive secretary of the Russian Fantastic Congress and the literary prize Wanderer (until 1998). He was the editor-compiler of the book series “Oversan” (a classic of foreign intellectual science fiction), “Virtual World” (the first translations of the fundamental works of cyberpunk into Russian), and the series of Russian science fiction “The Far Rainbow” and “Star Maze”.
He has published many articles and reviews. He published translations of foreign fiction (mainly the works of William Gibson and Michael Suenwick ) both under his own name and under the pseudonym Efim Letov.
In 1989, as a critic and editor, he was invited to participate in the workshop of young science fiction writers in Dubulti (better known as the Maleevsky seminar).
Since 1990 - participant (since 2004 - full member) of the Workshop of science fiction writers led by Boris Strugatsky .
He gained the greatest fame in the literary world as a producer and compiler of the three-volume cycle of anthologies Worlds of the Strugatsky Brothers: The Time of Students (1996-2000, publishing houses Terra Fantastica and AST); in 2007 this literary project was revived under the title “The Worlds of the Strugatsky: The Time of Students, XXI Century” - in 2009, as part of this series, 2 new anthologies were published at the ABC Publishing House - The Most Important of the Arts and Return to Arcanar after which the project was frozen again.
In 1998, he began working as the head of the video department and the publishing editor of the Ozone online store . Since 2001 - press editor and administrator of the official website of the STV film company , in which he worked under the guidance of the famous Russian film producer Sergei Selyanov . At the same time, he worked as a press agent with filmmakers Alexei Balabanov and Alexander Rogozhkin . In 2004, he launched the Kino Rossii Internet portal , which he has been managing since then as editor-in-chief. Since 2005 - CEO of KinoSite , a company specializing in the creation and support of corporate and promotional sites for the Russian film industry.
Since 1990 he lived in St. Petersburg , at the end of 2012 he returned to Sevastopol. 
- Roman Lukyanenko ’s novel “The Labyrinth of Reflections ” was written in 1996 on a dispute with Andrei Chertkov, to whom the author thus tried to prove the possibility of a “cyberpunk with a human face”. In the second novel of the dilogy, “ Fake Mirrors, ” it is mentioned “A. Chertkov Street” located in the virtual city of Diptown , crossing “ Gibson Avenue”.
- In 2003, Andrei Chertkov came up with a draft of the book series “The New Soviet Detective,” in which, according to his plan, action-packed novels by different authors in the genre of alternative historical fiction were to be published, but stylized as works by Arkady Adamov , the Vainer brothers , Julian Semenov and others Soviet detectives - the novels were supposed to take place in the 2000s, but in the surviving Soviet Union. But since Chertkov at that time was no longer engaged in publishing, he proposed this idea to the publisher Alexander Sidorovich . Unfortunately, the project was never implemented, but thanks to him, Anton Pervushin ’s novel “Star” (2007) was written.
- In 2005, in the almanac of Boris Strugatsky “Noon. XXI Century ”the story of Alexander Zhitinsky “ Ask Your Souls ” was published, based on the fantastic idea of“ proven reincarnations ”that was invented and presented to Zhitinsky by Andrei Chertkov (in fact, this story was dedicated to him). The story of Sergey Lukyanenko's “Credo”, first published in 2004 in the If magazine , was based on a similar idea, however, the journalist and If employee, Dmitry Baikalov, suggested this idea.
- Personal site of Andrey Chertkov
- - Andrey Chertkov in LiveJournal
- Personal section of Andrey Chertkov on the website of the St. Petersburg Center for Contemporary Literature and Books
- Chertkov, Andrey Evgenievich on the site " Science Fiction Laboratory "
- All literary prizes of Andrei Chertkov