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.
Lester del Rey (photo ©Dd-b) was born on June 2, 1915 in Saratoga, Minnesota, USA. He claimed that this was a part of his full, much longer, name, provided in various versions, but his sister revealed that his real name was Leonard Kapp. He was a famous science fiction and fantasy writer also very active as a magazine editor. He died on May 10, 1993, leaving a mixed literary legacy ranging from great quality stories to others of much lower level but also a very important contribution in the editorial and publishing field.
Henry Kuttner was born on April 7, 1915 in Los Angeles, California, USA. During his career he wrote many science fiction, fantasy and horror storie. In 1940 he married his fellow writer Catherine L. Moore and since then they worked together using pseudonyms, mainly Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O’Donnell. Kuttner died when he was still young following a heart attack on February 4, 1958.
Robert Silverberg was born on January 15, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. As a child he already read a lot and he was just a teenager when he started sending stories to science fiction magazines. He earned a BA in English literature from Columbia University in 1956. During his career he’s written an incredible amount of science fiction and occasionally fantasy stories. For some time he devoted himself mostly to other genres and historical articles.
Rodman Edward Serling was born on December 25, 1924 in Syracuse, New York, USA. During his life, Rod Serling has been a producer and writer for radio and television production occasionally publishing literature. He was a pioneer of television but he’s remembered mostly for the TV show The Twilight Zone”, a mix of genres that became a legend in the history of television.