Massimo Luciani

Last night the game between the Lakers and the Cavs ended with the very clear score of 112 to 57 in favor of the Californian team. The partial quarters scores were just as clear: 27 to 12, 30 to 13, 35 to 16 with only a fourth quarter of total garbage time that had a purely statistical interest which ended with a 20 to 16 score.

Arthur C. Clarke omnibus (Italian edition)

The novel “Imperial Earth” by Arthur C. Clarke published for the first time in 1975 starts on Saturn’s moon Titan in 2276. The Makenzie family is the most important in the colony that thrives on Titan thanks to the trade of hydrogen, essential as fuel for the fusion engines that make space travel possible.

During the week end the rumor that Facebook is going to close on March 15 started spreading. It seems that an on line tabloid started this rumor reporting alleged statements from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who allegedly stated that running the site has become too stressful. Well, considering that the same site reports that aliens are going to attack the Earth during this year that’s not prticularly shocking news.

Algis Budrys in 1985

Algirdas Jonas Budrys (picture ©William Shunn) was born on January 9, 1931 in Königsberg, East Prussia. His father was consul general of the exiled Lithuanian government and in 1936 his family found sanctuary in the U.S.A., where he lived for the rest of his life.