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                          MIKHAIL AKHMANOV

        (Mikhail Akhmanov is pen name by Mikhail Nakhmanson)

Mikhail Sergeyevich Nakhmanson, Ph.D.
Post address: box 84, St.Petersburg, 192281, Russia
E-mail: buster@nsh.spb.ru
Site: akhmanov.narod.ru

     I was born on May 29, 1945 in the city of Leningrad.
I graduated from the Physics Department of the Leningrad State
University, finished my post-graduate course and defended my
master's thesis in 1971; I have a Ph.D. in physics and mathematics.
From 1971 to 1992 I was engaged in physics of solid state, computer
physics and problems of spectral analysis; I worked as a laborator
head at the Institute of scientific instruments making, about one
hundred of my scientific papers including three books were published.
     In 1991 I started translating from English into Russian
(fiction), after that I started writing my own novels. At the moment
I am a professional writer, a member of the St.Petersburg Union of
Writers. I work in the adventure and fantasy genres, deal with a number
of Russian publishing houses, newspapers, magazines and write popular
scientific books. All in all I had about 120 books published, the total
number of copies amounts to more than four million (translations,
reprints, my own novels under various pen names).
     I have a co-author in the UK - professional editor and writer
Christopher Gilmore.
     Christopher Nicholas Gilmore
     E-mail: intel_thug@ntlworld.com
     Below is the list of my most important works in science
fiction, fantasy and popular scientific books:

     I. Translations:

     James Gleick "Chaos. Making a New Science" (published in
     Russian by "Amfora" publishers, St.Petersburg)

     Philip Jose Farmer, "Riverworld" series
     "To Your Scattered Bodies Go"
     "The Fabulous Riverboat"
     "The Dark Design"
     "The Magic Labyrinth"
     (published in Russian by "Russkaya Troika" publishers,
     St.Petersburg, and by "Troll" and by "AST" publishers, Moscow).

     Anne McCaffry, "The Dragonriders of Pern" series
     "Dragonflight"
     "Dragonquest"
     "The White Dragon"
     "Nerilka's Story"
     "The Renegades of Pern"
     "All Weyrs of Pern"
     (published in Russian by "North-West", "Leila" and "SPIKS"
     publishers, St.Petersburg, and by "EKSMO" publishers, Moscow)

     E.E."Doc" Smith - novels from "The Lensman Series" and
     other novels (published in Russian by "SPIKS" publishers,
     St.Petersburg, and by "AST" publishers, Moscow).

     Sterling Lanier
     "Hiero's Journey"
     "The Unforsaken Hiero"
     (published in Russian by "North-West" and "EGOS" publishers,
     St.Petersburg, and by "AST" publishers, Moscow).

     Jeffrey Lord - eight novels from the "Richard Blade Series"
     (published in Russian by "North-West", by "VIS" publishers,
     St.Petersburg, by "Dejmos" publishers, Smolensk, and by
     "Armada" publishers, Moskow).

     Besides the above mentioned principal works I also translated
     Isaac Asimov, Kenneth Bulmer, Philip Dick, Murray Leinster, Alan
     Nourse, Frederik Poul, Eric Russell, Alfred Van Vogt (novels and
     short stories).

     II. Original works:

     About twenty novels about Richard Blade on the whole
     amounting to more than 3000 printed pages, written under my
     pen name Jeffrey Laird (published by "North-West", by "VIS"
     publishers, St. Petersburg, and other, 1992-2003):

     "The Snow of Berglion", 106 p.
     "The Winds of Katras", 208 p.
     "Rats and Angels", 116 p.
     "Iglstaz's Witchs", 172 p.
     "Attila", 198 p.
     "The Sky of Targal", 180 p.
     "Urenir's Noon", 174 p.
     "The Legacy of Bar Rigon", 204 p.
     "The Oceans of Aiden", 170 p.
     and other.

     Four novels and several short stories about Conan on the
     whole amounting to 1500 printed pages, written under my pen
     name Michael Manson (published by "North-West" publishers,
     St.Petersburg, and by "AST" publishers, Moscow, 1995-2005):

     "Conan and Mitra's Gift", 533 p.
     "Daioma's Cave", 315 p.
     "The Sky's Axe", 208 p.
     "Ariman's Heart", 215 p.
     and other.

     My fully original novels not connected with the "Richard
     Blade Series" and Conan Novels are at present being published
     by the "EKSMO" publishers, Moscow, and by "Krilov" publishers,
     St.Petersburg, and by "Lenizdat" publishers, St.Petersburg,
     under my usual pen name Michail Akhmanov. They include
     the following:

     "The Scythians Feast at Sunset"            1996-2008, 440 p.
          nine prints; copies, total 80 000
     "Stranger Coming From Afar"                1996-2008, 440 p.
          nine prints; copies, total 74 000
     "The Other Half of the World"              1997-2008, 472 p.
          two prints; copies, total 20 000 copies
     "The Fifth Table of Kinar"                 1997-2008, 424 p.
          three prints; copies, total 24 000 copies
     "Wind's Shadow"                            1998-2009, 440 p.
          five prints; copies, total 46 000
     "Earth's Shadow"                           1999-2005, 460 p.
          five prints; copies, total 42 000
     "Captain French, or Looking for Paradise"  1998-2008, 490 p.
          (by Christopher Gilmore and Michail Akhmanov)
          two prints; copies, total 19 000 copies
     "The Rat-catcher" (detective novel)        2000-2008, 382 p.
          five prints; copies, total 33 000
     "Pharaoh's Guard" (historical novel)       2001-2007, 383 p.
          seven prints; copies, total 32 000
     "Deathworld. Aliens in mind"               2001-2003, 380 p.
          (by Harry Harrison and Michail Akhmanov)
          three prints; copies, total 32 000 copies
     "The Soldier of Fortune"                   2001-2006, 476 p.
          four prints; copies, total 36 000
     "The Non-terrestrial"                      2002-2006, 476 p.
          four prints; copies, total 35 000
     "The Mercenary" (detective novel)          2002-2009, 382 p.
          eight prints; copies, total 52 000
     "The Heir" (detective novel)               2003-2009, 371 p.
          five prints; copies, total 37 000
     "Cononov the Barbarian"                    2003-2004, 412 p.
          two prints; copies, total 21 000
     "The Environment"                          2003-2005, 476 p.
          three prints; copies, total 26 000
     "The Libyan"                               2004-2005, 476 p.
          three prints; copies, total 28 000
     "The Masseur" (detective novel)            2004-2008, 319 p.
          three prints; copies, total 13 000
     "The Filibuster" (historical novel)        2004-2009, 382 p.
          seven prints; copies, total 36 000
     "The Raven" ("The Filibuster-2")           2004-2009, 382 p.
          (historical novel)
          four prints; copies, total 23 000
     "The Road to the South"                    2004-2007, 378 p.
          five prints; copies, total 29 000
     "The Oceans of the Iden"                   2005, 378 p.
          three prints; copies, total 22 000
     "The Invasion"                             2005-2008, 347 p.
          three prints; copies, total 31 000
     "Counter Stroke"                           2005-2007, 333 p.
          two prints; copies, total 21 000
     "The Fighters of the Danwait"              2005-2008, 351 p.
          two prints; copies, total 20 000
     "The Dark Heaven"                          2006-2010, 383 p.
          three prints; copies, total 21 000
     "The Gates of Galaxy"                      2009, 349 p. 10 000 copies
     "The Ambassador of Heaven"                 2005-2006, 444 p.
          three prints; copies, total 24 000
     "The Far-Off Saikait"                      2006, 444 p.
          two prints; copies, total 18 000
     "The Absent Link"                          2006, 381 p.
          two prints; copies, total 17 000
     "The Sword over Abyss"                      2008, 475 p.
          two prints; copies, total 18 000
     "The Exorcist of Jinn"                     2006, 382 p. 9 000 copies
     "Assyrian Tanks by the Gates of Memphis"   2008-2009, 347 p.
          two prints; copies, total 18 000
     "Cartridges Never End"                     2008-2009, 379 p.
          two prints; copies, total 17 000
     "The Window to Europe"                     2010, 318 p. 10 000 copies

     III. Popular scientific books:

     "Diabetic's Guide" by Khavra Astamirova and Mikhail Akhmanov
     The first version, by the "Neva" publishers, St.Petersburg, 383 p.:
     1st printing - September 1998
     2nd printing - March 1999
     The second version, by the "EKSMO" publishers, Moscow, 395 p.:
     1st printing - October 2000
     2nd printing - January 2001
     3rd printing - April 2001
     4th printing - September 2001
     5th printing - November 2001
     6th printing - May 2002
     7th printing - August 2002
     8th printing - February 2003
     The third version, 319 p.:
     9th printing - November 2003
     10th printing - January 2004
     11th printing - March 2004
     12th printing - April 2004
     13th printing - August 2004
     14th printing - November 2004
     15th printing - March 2005
     16th printing - March 2006
     17th printing - October 2006
     18th printing - March 2007
     19th printing - May 2007
     20th printing - October 2007
     21st printing - February 2008
     22nd printing - April 2008
     23rd printing - November 2008
     24th printing - April 2009
     25th printing - December 2009
          copies, total 215 000

     "Full Encyclopaedia of a Diabetic" by Khavra Astamirova and
     Mikhail Akhmanov, 415 p.:
     1st printing - November 2003
     2nd printing - March 2005
     3rd printing - January 2006
     4th printing - September 2006
     5th printing - April 2007
     6th printing - June 2008
     7th printing - June 2009
          copies, total 30 000

     "First Steps to Help a Diabetic" by Khavra Astamirova and
     Mikhail Akhmanov                           2005-2008, 190 p.
          two prints, total 16 000 copies
     "Diabetes: Strategy of Life"               1999-2009, 287 p.
          ten prints; copies, total 63 000
     "Diabetes of Eldery People"                2000-2009, 179 p.
          nineteen prints; copies, total 128 000
     "Diabetes is not a Sentence!"              2003-2009, 187 p.
          six prints; copies, total 29 000
     "How to Enter an American University       2000, 160 p. 5 000 copies
     and Study There Free of Charge"
     "The Drinking-water"                       2002-2006, 189 p.
          two prints, total 13 000 copies
     "Look Back - Interrestials are Close By!"  2005, 319 p. 4 000 copies