Edward Hamilton Waldo, this is his birth name, was born on February 26, 1918 in New York, USA. His parents divorced when he was still a child, his mother remarried to William Sturgeon and he took his surname also changing his personal name, hence becoming legally Theodore Sturgeon.

In 1950 Theodore Sturgeon published his first novel, “The Dreaming Jewels”, also known as “The Synthetic Man”, first in the magazine “Fantastic Adventures” and later in a revised version as a book. In 1953 Theodore Sturgeon published his second novel, “More Than Human”, obtained fixing-up three previously published stories. These are the novels considered his masterpieces, in which he develops at best some elements typical of his works with misfit protagonists.

Theodore Sturgeon lived for several years in Springfield, Oregon, where he died on May 8, 1985 of pulmonary fibrosis. He left a mark in the field of science fiction with stories in which he explores his characters’ humanity in various ways. He’s also known for the law that bears his name that states that Ninety percent of [science fiction] is crud, but then, ninety percent of everything is crud”.

The Girl in the Golden Atom by Ray Cummings

The novel “The Girl in the Golden Atom” by Ray Cummings was published for the first time in 1922.

In the course of his research, the Chemist realized that in a golden atom of his mother’s wedding ring there’s a whole world. With a very sophisticated microscope, he’s able to discover the presence of inhabitants of that world and in particular a beautiful girl. Charmed by her, he looks for a way to reach that world and invents a drug that can miniaturize him together with one that can make him bigger.

The Chemist tells his friends about his discoveries and announces them that he intends to miniaturize himself to get in touch with the world in the atom he examined. When he does it, he meets a civilization that lives on that world and Lylda, the girl he saw during his research. There he discovers that Lylda’s people are threatened by their neighbors’ aggression.

Supernova by C.A. Higgins

The novel “Supernova” by C.A. Higgins was published for the first time in 2016. It’s the second book of the Lightless trilogy and follows “Lightless”.

The Mallt-y-Nos started its revolution against the System on all colonized planets and moons, but above all on Earth. However, disagreements among the organization’s leaders and the uncertainties about who are the allies and who are the enemies make the liberation of the solar system complex. The revolution might burn anyone who gets involved.

On the spacecraft Ananke, the artificial intelligence on board was modified to such a point that it was transformed into a sentient creature but it’s totally devoid of experience. Althea Bastet, the ship’s computer expert, tries to assess her skills but being a mother to a creature different from any ever existed before is difficult, especially if she can destroy anyone who threatens her.

Jules Verne circa 1878

Jules Gabriel Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. In the course of his activity as a writer, Jules Verne produced works of various genres but only in 1863 he published the novel “Five weeks in a balloon” (“Cinq semaines en ballon”). The author put together various adventurous elements that characterized his production that put together a sense of wonderful and detailed technical-scientific descriptions.

At the beginning of the 20th century Jules Verne suffered from some serious health problems, including diabetes. Together with his family he had moved to Amiens, where he died on March 24, 1905. Some of his works were published posthumously. For years he was considered above all an author of works for kids and his merits were particularly appreciated by fans of science fiction, a genre that started developing in its modern meaning in the following decades. This author’s importance was fully recognized only with the passage of time.

Entoverse by James P. Hogan

The novel “Entoverse” by James P. Hogan was published for the first time in 1991. It’s the fourth book of the Giants series and follows “Giants’ Star”.

The shutdown of JEVEX, the supercomputer that ran many activities of the human civilization on the planet Jevlen, seems to have left at least a part of the population in a practically hysterical state. The Thuriens ask the Earthlings for advice to try to understand how to best handle the situation. Victor Hunt once again collaborates with Ganymeans and Thuriens to understand why the Jevlenese society is on the verge of chaos.

A cult is becoming increasingly powerful in its universe but its leaders’ purpose is to gain a foothold on the planet Jevlen. Its followers’ souls must be transferred into Jevlenese bodies in order to act there and slowly take control of their society but to act in a universe that obeys precise physical laws and not magical rules isn’t easy.