Rutger Hauer at the Odessa International Film Festival in 2010

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 Dirk Gently Omnibus by Douglas Adams

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 R. Dickson at Minicon 8 in 1974

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 in 2006

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 Fire Worm by Ian Watson

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.