I usually write in English; most people on this site do prefer English, which is fine by me.
I'm from Moscow, Russia. So if you find me elsewhere, I'm just visiting (you've been warned ;)
Some authors to mention: Alastair Reynolds, Vernor Vinge, Knut Hamsun, Frank Herbert, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ian Banks, Stanislaw Lem and hundreds more.
Movies, TV shows and related personalities: Watchmen, Vidocq,Killjoys, Dark Matter, Firefly, Star Trek, X-Files, Twin Peaks (yes, I'm anticipating the new one), Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Mike Newell, The Wachowskis, John Carpenter, Gene Roddenberry.
They don't ask about games, which is wise, but some are worth mentioning: The Elder Scrolls series, GTA series, Half-Life.