The novel “The White Plague” by Frank Herbert was published for the first time in 1982. John Roe O’Neill is an American molecular biologist whose ancestors emigrated from Ireland and that is where he moved for a genetic study. When a bomb planted by an extremist fringe of the IRA kills his family O’Neill mind gets fragmented and the personality that comes out dominant plans a terrible revenge.
Julian May was born on July 10, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Elmwood Park, a suburb of Chicago. She wrote several science fiction and fantasy novels. She’s most famous for the Pliocene Exile / Galactic Milieu saga.
Taiwanese mobile phones manufacturer HTC Corporation announced that it has acquired S3 Graphics, a company specializing in graphics chips, for $300 million to be paid in cash in a deal that should be completed by the end of this year. The actual target of the acquisition are the 235 S3’s patents.
The novel “Ark” by Stephen Baxter has been published for the first time in 2009. It’s the sequel to “Flood”. In 2025 the sea level continues to rise and Patrick Groundwater must use all his resources with other rich and far-sighted people to give a future to his daughter Holle. Working together with what remains of the American governmental structure plans are prepared to try to ensure the survival of future generations.
Koko, the female western lowland gorilla who communicates through the sign language, turns 40.