The Doomsday Genie by Frank P. Ryan

The novel “The Doomsday Genie” by Frank P. Ryan was published for the first time in 2007. When some people get hit by a mysterious disease, a task force of scientists is formed to discover its nature and find a cure. The characteristics of this disease are different from any known ones making their research difficult but its mortality rate is incredibly high so they need to hurry.

A Spectre Is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber

The novel “A Spectre Is Haunting Texas” – in some editions “spectre” is spelled “specter” – by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1968. It was originally published in three parts in the magazine “Galaxy Science Fiction” and the following year it was published as a book.

Anne McCaffrey in 2005

News came of the death of American science fiction and fantasy writer Anne McCaffrey on Monday following a massive stroke at her home in Ireland. She was particularly famous for the Dragonriders of Pern series but she wrote many other stories.