Massimo Luciani

Doctor Who - The Armageddon Factor

Sarah Ward – this is her real name – was born on June 28, 1951 in London, England, daughter of the seventh Viscount Bangor. The name Lalla by which she’s known comes from her attempts to say her name when she was just a toddler. She’s famous in particular for playing the Time Lady Romana in Doctor Who

Michaelmas by Algis Budrys (Italian edition)

The novel “Michaelmas” by Algis Budrys was published for the first time in 1977. A shorter version with several differences from the novel was published in the magazine “Science Fiction & Fantasy” in July and August of 1976.

Fritz Leiber omnibus (Italian edition)

The novel “The Green Millennium” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1953. In this novel Phil Gish is an ordinary person who one day comes across a green cat. Because it seems to him that his presence makes him feel good he calls him Lucky but very soon the cat disappears. Gish starts looking for him but as if a green cat wasn’t strange enough in the apartment across the street he sees a famale faun.

Doctor Who - The Keys of Marinus

“The Keys of Marinus” is an adventure of the first season of the classic “Doctor Who” series aired in 1964. It’s composed of six parts, it was written by Terry Nation and directed by John Gorrie.

Some Pleiades supercomputer racks (photo NASA)

At the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany, NASA has announced that its Pleiades supercomputer is now ranked seventh among the world’s most powerful computers. It has 182 racks for a total of 11,648 nodes, a total of 185 TByte of RAM, a total of 6.9 PByte mass storage and to run this supercomputer there’s the Linux operating system, specifically SuSE Linux.