In his novel “Incandescence” Greg Egan tells two stories, apparently disconnected and in totally different situations.
In “Rollback” Dr. Sarah Halifax is the scientist who in 2010 manages to decipher an alien message arrived from the Sigma Draconis system and gives her contribution to create an answer that is sent to the aliens, who unfortunately live almost nineteen light years from Earth.
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr., better known as Frank Herbert was born 90 years ago.
60 years ago the first Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz was published and it went on until February 13, 2000, the day after their author’s death.
This famous comic strip was originated by a previous work by Charles Schulz titled Lil’l Folks that was published on the author’s hometown newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, between 1947 and 1950. When the new, more sophisticated, comic strip started being published by United Feature Syndicate the name was changed to Peanuts to avoid confusion with other comic strips that were famous at the time.
120 years ago Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, Lady Mallowan, universally known as Agatha Christie, was born. Her father was an American stockbroker, her mother was a member of the good […]