Literature

The Eye of Purgatory by Jacques Spitz (Italian edition)

The novel “The Eye of Purgatory” (“L’Oeil du Purgatoire”) by Jacques Spitz was published for the first time in 1945. It was translated by Brian Stableford and published in anglo-saxon countries in 2010.

The novel “The Wanderer” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1964. It won the Hugo Award as the best novel of the year. An object appears out of nowhere near the Moon. It’s a planet whose gravity causes earthquakes and an upheaval in the Earth’s tides and its magnetic field disrupts radio communications.

Anne Rice in 2006

Frances Howard Allen O’Brien, this is her real name, was born on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She decided to be called Anne on her first day of school. She had great success with the Chronicles of the Vampires, a series of novels that sold millions of copies around the world.

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.