Literature

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.

Starman Jones by Robert A. Heinlein (Italian edition)

The novel “Starman Jones” by Robert A. Heinlein was published for the first time in 1953. Max Jones dreams of becoming an Astrogator but he must cheat to become part of a starship crew. It’s the beginning of an adventure that’s very exciting but also dangerous because the art space navigation is very complex.

Anthology containing Hard Landing by Algis Budrys (Italian edition)

The novel “Hard Landing” by Algis Budrys was published for the first time in the magazine “Fantasy & Science Fiction” between October and November 1992 and as a book in 1993. In the late ’40s an alien spaceship crashes on Earth. The four crew survivors destroy equipment and weapons and then split up and flee. They try to build for themselves a life on Earth facing their situation in different ways.

The novel “Destiny Times Three” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1945 in the magazine “Astounding”. In 1996 it was a finalist for the Retro Hugo Award for 1946. In the future, two scientists are conducting a research on a possible global crisis. More and more people have nightmares but above all there are more and more cases of people who are considered impostors by relatives or friends and cases of amnesia.