Gene Roddenberry in 1976

Eugene Wesley “Gene” Roddenberry was born on August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas. He’s most famous as the creator of Star Trek, where there’s an optimistic future in which humans seek to realize their dreams and inner aspirations rather than greedy ambitions.

The Life of the World to Come by Kage Baker (Italian edition)

The novel “The Life of the World to Come” by Kage Baker was published for the first time in 2004. It’s part of the cycle of the Company. Alec Checkerfield was born in the XXIV century and growing up he realizes more and more that he’s different from other people and investigating he discovers how much Dr. Zeus has influenced his life. Blaming the Company as the cause of his and his family’s problems he decides he wants revenge.

Doctor Who - The Black Guardian Trilogy - Mawdryn Undead

“Mawdryn Undead” is an adventure of the twentienth season of “Doctor Who” classic series, the first of the mini-arc known by the global title “The Black Guardian Trilogy”, which aired in 1983 featuring the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Turlough. It’s a four parts adventure written by Peter Grimwade and directed by Peter Moffatt.

Yesterday Google announced the acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $40 a share which gives a total of $12.5 billion which represents a premium of 63% over the closing price on August 12. The deal includes Motorola Mobility’s 17,000 patents.

Starman Jones by Robert A. Heinlein (Italian edition)

The novel “Starman Jones” by Robert A. Heinlein was published for the first time in 1953. Max Jones dreams of becoming an Astrogator but he must cheat to become part of a starship crew. It’s the beginning of an adventure that’s very exciting but also dangerous because the art space navigation is very complex.