Literature

Saturn's Children by Charles Stross

The novel “Saturn’s Children” by Charles Stross was published for the first time in 2008. After the extinction of humanity, robots built their own society similar to the human one and spread throughout the solar system. Freya Nakamichi-47 was programmed as a concubine but there’s no one who requires her services anymore so she has to do the best she can to survive because even robots need maintenance.

Friday by Robert A. Heinlein (Italian edition)

The novel “Friday” by Robert A. Heinlein was published for the first time in 1982. Friday is an artificial person, the result of genetic engineering. She works as a courier delivering anywhere in the world or close to Earth colonies anything, often very cnfidential information. Her trips are often dangerous so sometimes she must use her physical skills, which are far better than normal to defend herself.

Greg Egan was born on August 20, 1961, in Perth, Australia. His novels are: “Quarantine”, “Permutation City”, “Distress”, “Diaspora”, “Teranesia”, “Schild’s Ladder”, “Incandescence”, “Zendegi” and “Orthogonal: Book One: the Clockwork Rocket”. Among his great works there’s also the novella “Oceanic”.

Greg Bear at the World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow in 2005

Gregory Dale Bear was born on August 20, 1951 in San Diego, California. Among his greatest hits in science fiction there’s the novelette “Blood Music”, the novels “Eon”, “The Forge of God”, “Moving Mars”, “Darwin’s Radio” and many others. He won several Hugo and Nebula awards.

The Life of the World to Come by Kage Baker (Italian edition)

The novel “The Life of the World to Come” by Kage Baker was published for the first time in 2004. It’s part of the cycle of the Company. Alec Checkerfield was born in the XXIV century and growing up he realizes more and more that he’s different from other people and investigating he discovers how much Dr. Zeus has influenced his life. Blaming the Company as the cause of his and his family’s problems he decides he wants revenge.