SARTOV BEGENAS – 1945 to 1978 ( presented by Shahsanem Murray)
Sartov Begenas was born on the 15th of August, 1945 in Checherin Village, Kyrgyzstan.
Unfortuneately Begenas Sartov was only 33 when he passed away, but he left rich and beautiful works including the very first Science Fiction books in the Kyrgyz language.
1963-1971 student of Kyrgyz University of Philology and Graduated this University. His first job thereafter was as an assistant filmmaker in the Kyrgyz Film Studio. After this and up until his untimely death he worked his way through the ranks of two Kyrgyz publications – “Kyrgyzstan” and ” Meken” – and achieved a final position in both as Main Editor.
From the late 1960’s Begenas was a leader of the Group “Too Jyldyzy”- where he inspired and assisted young and talented Kyrgyz individuals most of whom have progressed to become the current batch of well known writers’ and publishers of Kyrgyzstan.
In 1976 Begenas was invited as one of the Soviet Unions’ leading Science Fiction writers to attend the second worldwide meeting of Cosmonauts in Moscow where he was personally met by SSSR Cosmonaut Grechko – the second soviet man in space after SSSR Cosmonaut Gagarin..
We present “When The Edelweiss Flowers Flourish” by Begenas Sartov