Literature

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.

Jack of Eagles by James Blish (Italian edition)

The novel “Jack of Eagles” by James Blish was published for the first time in 1952. Danny Caiden is a journalist who starts developing psychic powers but doing so he also gets into trouble and is wanted by many people with not always good intentions.

The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross

The novel “The Jennifer Morgue” by Charles Stross was published for the first time in 2006. It’s the sequel of the stories included in “The Atrocity Archives”. A billionaire who made his fortune selling software complete with magical extensions wants to get his hands on a weapon built by an ancient civilization living in the deep seas and the Laundry assigns Bob Howard to the mission of stopping him. To work with him there’s an agent only apparently human from the American equivalent of the Laundry and Bob isn’t sure that she has the same goals as him.

The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker (Italian edition)

The novel “The Long Loud Silence” by Wilson Tucker was published for the first time in 1952. In 1969 the novel was released in a new revised edition. When Corporal Gary wakes up after celebrating his birthday and getting very drunk, he discovers that the major Eastern U.S.A. cities were destroyed by atomic bombs and the attack was also carried in the form of bacterial contamination.

The Silver Eggheads by Fritz Leiber (Italian edition)

The novel “The Silver Eggheads” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1963. It was originally a novella that appeared in the “Magazine of Fantasy & SF” in January 1959 and was expanded later. In the future, writers just provide the basic ideas to wordmills, machines created to materially write novels. Writers just show off to their fans adopting ways and looks precisely defined in their contracts. One day writers rebel.