Psychlone by Greg Bear

The novel “Psychlone” by Greg Bear was published for the first time in 1979. Larry Fowler is invited by his old friend Henry Taggart to try to make objective measurements of strange poltergeist phenomena. Fowler is skeptical but he sees really extraordinary phenomena. Some days later, Taggart and his father die in a homicide-suicide case and Fowler thinks there’s a connection with the poltergeist phenomena so he goes back to investigate.

Sarah Wayne Callies, who plays Lori Grimes, and Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes, with executive producer Robert Kirkman in the background in 2010

“The Walking Dead” is a story set in a post-apocalyptic world where an infection turns corpses into zombies, causing the collapse of civilization. The only way to permanently kill a zombie is to hit its brain. This is my review of its second season.

Andrew Robinson at the ExpoTrek in Hanover in 2000

Andrew Jordt Robinson was born on February 14, 1942 in New York City. He’s famous for his roles as a serial killer, particularly in the movie “Dirty Harry”, but also for his role as the Cardassian Elim Garak in the TV show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.

Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber (Italian edition)

The novel “Our Lady of Darkness” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1977. Originally it was a shorter story titled “The Pale Brown Thing”, serialized in “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction” in 1974, which was later expanded into this novel. This longer version won the World Fantasy Award as best fantasy novel of the year.

Georges Méliès around 1890

Maries-Georges-Jean Méliès was born on December 8, 1861 in Paris, France. Georges Méliès started shooting his films in May 1896 and brought into the new medium the ideas developed during his work as a magician because for him cinema was a show just like the ones he created in his theater. From the beginning, he experimented with various techniques and tricks and for this he’s considered the father of special effects.