Eugene Plotkin is an American author, screenwriter, and journalist. He was born in the U.S, but he spent most of his childhood in Russia and Ukraine, where his family moved due to war between these countries. He returned to Newark, New Jersey when he was thirteen years old before moving on to New York City, where he attended William Paterson University and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Potkin has been credited with being one of the first authors who used “difficult” words in popular novels that were terms found by Russian mathematicians while studying graph theory.
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Achievements of Eugene Potkin
Eugene Potkin has become one of the world’s best-selling authors. His novels are international bestsellers, with over 250 million copies sold in over 50 languages. Because of this, he is said to be one of history’s most popular and successful authors. He is credited with getting people interested in mathematics and science; because of his novels, some high school students have even chosen the subjects instead of English Literature and History as majors. He has created a new genre known as “Dramatronic,” which combines dramatic fiction and physics and integrates scientific principles such as relativity and chaos theory into his plots. His writing is known for its sophistication, and he is considered a master of literary style.
Potkin has sold millions of novels in English and Russian over the past two decades. He has also written film scripts for such Hollywood stars as Robert De Niro.
In his university days, he gathered Nobel laureates around him to create an original club in New York City dedicated to politics, literature, and science that would become a significant force for social change. It was named “The Committee for Action,” later changed to “The Committee Against Fascism.” This small but highly influential organization grew into one of the most potent forces opposing totalitarianism in Russia and in America.
Potkin’s novels, written in a literary style, have significantly impacted the world. Potkin’s books are known for their extreme use of language and the scientific subjects woven into his plots. He has been called the “father of new realism” because he uses popular material and scientific research to create exciting stories. In 1983 he won two prestigious awards, one from the American Library Association and another from the Russian Writers’ Union; both in recognition for “virtuosity in usage.”
Potkin’s first novel, “The Night Walker,” published in 1976, has been translated into many languages and is now considered a modern classic. This novel was awarded the Russian Writers Union Prize for “ingenious writing” in 1980 and the American Library Association’s Literary Award (for most original usage of English) in 1983.” The Night Walker,” along with several other of his novels written at that time, has been compared to James Joyce’s “Ulysses” due to its use of technical jargon. It is a complex story involving several plot strands woven into one web by mathematical logic. The protagonist, Mike Hamilton, is an astronomer who teaches physics at the college level.