October 2011

News arrived of the death of Steve Jobs. Alas, it’s not a surprise because a few weeks ago he announced he was leaving Apple for health reasons.

The novel “The Wanderer” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1964. It won the Hugo Award as the best novel of the year. An object appears out of nowhere near the Moon. It’s a planet whose gravity causes earthquakes and an upheaval in the Earth’s tides and its magnetic field disrupts radio communications.

Anne Rice in 2006

Frances Howard Allen O’Brien, this is her real name, was born on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She decided to be called Anne on her first day of school. She had great success with the Chronicles of the Vampires, a series of novels that sold millions of copies around the world.

Doctor Who - An Unearthly Child

“An Unearthly Child”, also known as “100,000 BC”, is the first adventure of the first season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1963. It’s a four parts adventure written by Anthony Coburn and directed by Waris Husseint.

John Finney was born on October 2, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His birth name was John Finney but after the death of his father, when he was three years old, his name was changed to Walter Braden Finney in his honor. Despite this he kept on being known as Jack. His best known novels are “The Body Snatchers”, which was adapted into a number of movies, and “Time and Again”. Jack Finney died on November 14, 1995 in Greenbrae, California, from pneumonia and emphysema.