Bulychev, Kir. Pen name of Ivan Vsevolodovich Mozheiko, born on 18 October 1934 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Teachers Training Institute of Foreign Languages in 1957. He then worked as a translator and correspondent in Burma from the Novosti Press Agency and the magazine Vokruz Sveta. In 1962 he finished graduate work at the USSR Institute of Oriental Studies. In 1981 he completed his doctural dissertation on "The Buddhist Sangha and the State in Burma".
A doctor of historial sciences, a winner of the State Prize of the USSR, and a member of the Geographical Society of the USSR, Bulychev started writing science fiction in 1965. Many of his works have been turned into live-action and animated films, and he was presented with prestigious Russian science fiction Aelita award in 1997.
His favorite works of science fiction are "Professor Doyle's Head" by A. Beliayev, "Plutonia" by Nikolai Orpuchev, and "Lost World" by Arthur Conan-Doyle. He is married to the artist Kipa Alekseevna Soshinskaya, who has illustrated many of his books. He is alive and well and living in Moscow.