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The Web of Easter Island by Donald Wandrei (Italian Edition)

The novel “The Web of Easter Island” by Donald Wandrei was published for the first time in 1948.

When Willy brings home an object found in Isling’s old cemetery, his mother harshly tells him to bring it back but the kid wants to keep it. In the night, a strange fire kills Willy and drives his mother to madness. His parents die some time later in what’s officially considered an accident caused by lightning.

When Carter Graham discovers the events of Isling, he’s reminded of research he did around the world even if he can’t really see similarities. Intrigued by the existence of the mysterious object discovered by Willy, he decides to investigate and in Isling’s cemetery he discovers an artifact but during his return journey his train derails. The artifact seems lost but a trail of death offers a new trace.

Robert Patrick in 2016

Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. was born on November 6, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, USA. After playing mostly small roles for some years, Robert Patrick’s career changed completely when the director James Cameron chose him to play the T-1000 shapeshifter Terminator in the movie “Terminator 2” (1991). The movie also marked his life because during filming he married his girlfriend Barbara, with whom he had two sons.

Robert Patrick’s career made considerable progress also with television productions. After lending his voice to a character in the animated show “The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest” between 1996 and 1997 and being guest star in various TV shows, he joined the cast of “The X-Files” playing agent John Doggett in the show’s last two seasons between 2000 and 2002.

George R. R. Martin in 2017

George Raymond Martin, this is his birth name, was born on September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. Years later he added the name Richard after chosing it as his confirmation name.

Ever since he was a child, George R. R. Martin showed his desire to write stories and in those years he read a lot of science fiction, fantasy and horror from previous years, becoming fan of Marvel comics. Through the readers letters published in the comics, he came into contact with the fandom and various fanzines, where he published a number of stories.

After years spent working mainly on television, also with various projects that were not successful, George R. R. Martin got tired, also for the limits imposed by budget and the rigid length of television episodes. In the early 1990s he started writing a fantasy saga that was originally a trilogy but was later expanded to better develop the story: in 1996 he published “A Game of Thrones”, the first novel of the saga that enormously increased the author’s fame.

Tim Burton in 2012

Timothy Walter Burton was born on August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California, USA.

Tim Burton developed a passion for cinema since his childhood and started experimenting with animations and with an 8 mm camera. To learn the secrets of directing he watched many movies of various genres but in particular he watched horror movies such as those of Hammer and adaptations of the stories by Edgar Allan Poe, an author he liked very much, played by Vincent Price.

Tim Burton is a director with a unique style with fantasy stories that have typically misfit and eccentric protagonists, often between life and death told by really special perspectives.

Gillian Anderson in 2011

Gillian Leigh Anderson was born on August 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Gillian Anderson’s first experiences as a professional actress were in stage plays. In 1992 she moved to Los Angeles, initially looking for a career in cinema. Not finding work, she decided to accept roles for television productions and, after a small role, she auditioned for “The X-Files” and was cast for the role that changed her life, that of FBI agent Dana Scully. FOX wanted an actress with more experience and sex appeal but showrunner Chris Carter wanted Gillian Anderson and she got the role.

Gillian Anderson is now an actress appreciated on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and in the coming months the movie “UFO” and the Tv show “Sex Education” are scheduled to be released, two projects in which she participated. In short, even if “The X-Files” had really come to an end, her fans can still see her in other productions.