Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin
(1 Feb 1884 - 10 Mar 1937)
Russian engineer and author whose career began in Naval engineering, but he also wrote satirical stories. During World War I, he spent time in England supervising the construction of Russian icebreaker ships. His best known work, We (1924), was an anti-utopian, science fiction satire reflecting on the totalitarianism of the Soviet state. After his works were banned there, he emigrated to Paris.
Science Quotes by Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (1 quote)
The knife is the most permanent, the most immortal, the most ingenious of man's creations. The knife was a guillotine; the knife is a universal means of resolving all knots...
— Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin
We (1924), translated by Clarence Brown (1993), 113.