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The novel “The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag” by Robert A. Heinlein was published for the first time in 1942 in the magazine “Unknown Worlds” under the pseudonym John Riverside.
Jonathan Hoag has no memory of what he does during the day. He found under his fingernails remains of a substance that could be dried blood but when he asks a doctor to check it he’s asked to leave and never be seen again. His last hope is to turn to Ted and Cynthia Randall, a couple of private investigators, so they follow him to find out what happens in the hours he can’t remember.
Rutger Oelsen Hauer was born on January 23, 1944 in Breukelen, in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. During his career he participated in a lot of movies of various genres. His roles have been very diverse but he’s most remembered for the role of the replicant Roy Batty hunted by the character played by Harrison Ford in the masterpiece “Blade Runner”.
The novel “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” by Douglas Adams was published for the first time in 1987.
Richard MacDuff is a programmer who works at WayForward Technologies, which among others produces the software Anthem, which converts spreadsheets into music. One day he meets his old college tutor, Professor Chronotis, and sees him perform what seem magic tricks.
Gordon Rupert Dickson was born November 1, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1937, after his father’s death, he moved with his mother in the USA, specifically in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eventually he became an American citizen. During his long career he wrote a lot of novels and short fiction. He’s famous especially for the science fiction Childe cycle, also known as the Dorsai series, and the fantasy Dragon Knight series.
Walter Jon Williams was born on October 15, 1953 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. He wrote novels of several genres, mainly science fiction and fantasy. His most famous novel is “Aristoi”.
The novel “The Fire Worm” by Ian Watson was published for the first time in 1988.
John Cunningham is a psychiatrist who has a kind of double life in which his alter-ego Jack Cannon is a horror writer. To maintain his medical reputation, he reveals no information about his true identity, not even to his publisher. However, his second identity is to him like a second personality.