Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Mohammed Abderrahman Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi, this is his full birth name, was born on November 21, 1965 in Sudan. His mother is the sister of actor Malcolm McDowell, his father is the brother of Sudanese politician Sadiq al-Mahdi. Alexander Siddig is famous especially for playing Doctor Julian Bashir in the TV show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”. Lately he’s getting more fame playing Prince Doran Martell in the TV show “Game of Thrones”.
Michael Lawson Bishop was born on November 12, 1945 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. His father was in the military so while growing up he spent a lot of time in various countries where he was serving. He started his career as a writer in the ’70, at first writing science fiction then also other genres. His most famous novel is “No Enemy But Time” (1982), winner of the Nebula Award.
The novel “Lieut. Gullivar Jones, His Vacation” (cover photo ©Simon Jones), also known as “Gulliver of Mars”, by Edwin L. Arnold was published for the first time in 1905.
US Navy Lieutenant Gulliver Jones found himself on Mars unexpectedly, thanks to a magic carpet. There he discovers ancient civilizations and strange places where people are in part very different from the Earth’s but otherwise similar. Slowly, he’s at least partly able to settle in one of Mars exotic city.
Among the people Gulliver Jones meets there’s the beautiful princess Heru. When a group of people with bad intentions kidnap the girl to give her to the sovereign of another kingdom, the Earthsman decides he’s going to save her at all costs. Jones begins a long and dangerous journey to find her.
The short story “A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight” by Xia Jia was published for the first time in 2012 and translated to English by Ken Liu.
Ning is a child who is growing up under the strict protection of the Monk in Ghost Street, where he’s the only real person in the midst of a group of ghosts. The Carnival is an opportunity to discover more about himself and about the ghosts he lives with but what’s real?
News arrived of the death of actor Christopher Lee. According to sources close to his family, he passed away on the morning of last Sunday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. The actor was hospitalized there more than three weeks ago due to respiratory and cardiac problems.