Today novelist and screenwriter Neil Gaiman turns 50.
In his novel “Incandescence” Greg Egan tells two stories, apparently disconnected and in totally different situations.
In “Rollback” Dr. Sarah Halifax is the scientist who in 2010 manages to decipher an alien message arrived from the Sigma Draconis system and gives her contribution to create an answer that is sent to the aliens, who unfortunately live almost nineteen light years from Earth.
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr., better known as Frank Herbert was born 90 years ago.
60 years ago the first Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz was published and it went on until February 13, 2000, the day after their author’s death.