Maciej Parowski

Maciej Parowski was a Polish journalist, essayist, science fiction writer, editor and translator.

Life and career

He was born on 27 December 1946 in Warsaw. He worked as a critic of science-fiction, chief editor of Nowa Fantastyka from 1992–2003, and editor of several science-fiction series and anthologies. Chief editor of Czas Fantastyki. Author of several science-fiction stories and a book, from the social science-fiction genre, most of his fiction works are from 1970s and 1980s. In the late 1990s he was involved in a major discussion in Polish science-fiction literature, revolving around the Janusz A. Zajdel Award and the distinction between "serious" and "pop" sci-fi. Editor and supporter of several Polish comics.
In 2006 he received an award for support of Polish comics, the Humoris Causa. In 2007, he received silver medal for cultural achievements Gloria Artis from Polish Minister of Culture, and in 2010 – Mackiewicz Prize for novel "Burza".