Anatoliy Glants

Anatoliy Glants

Russian-speaking poet, science fiction writer and artist
Country: USA

  1. Anatoly Glantz - Russian poet, writer, and artist
  2. Literary Career
  3. Poetry and Art
  4. Later Career

Anatoly Glantz - Russian poet, writer, and artist

Anatoly Glantz was a Russian poet, writer, and artist known for his works in science fiction. He was born in 1948 in Odessa, which is now part of Ukraine. Glantz started his career as an engineer and traveled extensively for work, visiting various cities across the Soviet Union. In 1992, after getting married, he immigrated to the United States.

Anatoliy Glants

Literary Career

Glantz made his literary debut in 1985 with the science fiction humor story "Fish-Clocks" published in the journal "Chemistry and Life". This was followed by other publications of science fiction stories in magazines such as "Chemistry and Life", "Youth Technology", "Fantakrim MEGA", as well as genre anthologies like "Perpendicular World" (1990) and "Volgacon-1" (1993). Before his immigration, Glantz had published a total of 10 science fiction stories and humor pieces, with "Modest Pavlovich's Weekdays" (1988) and "Prodigal Son of Industry" (1999) gaining the most recognition. Despite the small number of works, Glantz was considered one of the most original representatives of the "fourth wave" of Russian science fiction, carrying on the traditions of D. Harms. His depictions of reality were always hyperbolically fantastical and paradoxical.

Poetry and Art

In the early 1990s, Glantz gained significant popularity in Odessa and beyond for his light and humorous poetry. Some of his poems were set to music and became songs, with "Where Did the Milk Run Away?" and "It's Strange, Odessa" being the most well-known. As an artist, Glantz illustrated a collection of children's writers titled "Everything Upside Down" (Moscow, 1993).

Later Career

After moving to the United States, Glantz had a long period without publications. However, his poetry started appearing in immigrant publications such as "Chlensky Zhurnal", "Twenty-Two", "Chaika", and later in Russian publications like "Children of Ra", "Futurum ART", "Deribasovskaya - Rishelievskaya", "Kreshchatik", as well as online journals like "Article" and "Interpoetry". His poems were also included in the anthology "Year of Poetry" (Tel Aviv - Moscow, 2008). Unfortunately, Glantz's new science fiction works have not been published and only exist in online versions. Even his novella "Seminar of Cannibals", which won the "Fankon" award in 1995, remains unpublished.

Nevertheless, as they say in Odessa, "Who will count the change of silent fame for those who have left their native and tragic horizons?"