Novel

Border Princes by Dan Abnett

The novel “Border Princes” by Dan Abnett was published for the first time in 2007.

Torchwood team is busy looking for the Amok, an alien artifact that can heavily influence the minds of human beings. They need to get it to safety as soon as possible because in Cardiff streets chaos is breaking out among the people in a state of confusion.

Captain Jack Harkness is concerned about a possible connection between the Amok and an alarm given to Torchwood 108 years earlier and must solve the problem. He too, Gwen, Owen, Tosh, Ianto and James suffer from the Amok’s influence and this makes the situation more complex. What does a strange diner at a Cardiff restaurant have to do with that?

The Whole Man aka Telepathist by John Brunner (Italian edition)

The novel “The Whole Man”, also known as “Telepathist”, by John Brunner was published for the first time in 1964 restructuring three novellas published in previous years.

Gerald Howson was born in very unfortunate circumstances: his father was a terrorist who died before his birth and the baby shows various physical deformities. His mother has little interest in him so while he’s growing he has to learn quickly to fend for himself. For the young Gerald things change when he realizes he has telepathic abilities.

Telepaths are rare and their work is important in the course of diplomatic activities needed to resolve crises that may break out around the world. Gerald Howson has learned to trust no one but when his telepathic emissions are picked up by others like him he’s forced to choose between living in secret and try to change his live.

Resurgence by Charles Sheffield

The novel “Resurgence” by Charles Sheffield was published for the first time in 2002. It’s the fifth book of the Heritage universe and is the sequel of “Convergence”.

The mystery of the Builders seems now become academic when in the distant stars of Sagittarius something starts destroying entire star systems. Is it a new manifestation of the Builders caused by an artifact not yet discovered becuase it’s a very far away from the Orion Arm? Are there other forces at work?

To find out what’s going on in that distant part of the galaxy the team that explored Builders’ artifacts is brought together again. However, this time the journey is longer than normal and the dangers are more unpredictable than ever. Will an expedition that includes a military team trained for survival be enough?

The Stealers of Dreams by Steve Lyons

The novel “The Stealers of Dreams” by Steve Lyons was published for the first time in 2005.

The Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Captain Jack Harkness are visiting a planet colonized by humans where the situation doesn’t look very cheerful. Any form of fictional work is prohibited so for example on television only news and documentaries are broadcast.

The travelers discover that there’s an underground movement that spreads literature and a man who calls himself Hal Gryden spreads pirate television broadcasts. The Doctor and his companions try to understand the origin of that situation, which turns out to be more complex than they thought.

The Devil's Nebula by Eric Brown

The novel “The Devil’s Nebula” by Eric Brown was published for the first time in 2012. It’s the first book of the Weird Space series.

Ed Carew is the commander of an old starship and along with his pilot Lania and his engineer Jeb lives at the limits of the Expansion’s laws. He was hired to retrieve a precious work of art in a museum abandoned on a planet now part of the Vetch aliens’ space but in fact was also paid to do something else.

The mission gets greatly complicated by the presence of Vetch but especially when Ed Carew and his crew leave the planet and are intercepted by Expansion starships. The three of them are captured and sentenced to death for various crimes committed in the course of their lives and to stop their execution must agree to carry out a dangerous mission.