Review

Hellstrom's Hive by Frank Herbert (Italian edition)

The novel “Hellstrom’s Hive” by Frank Herbert was published for the first time in 1973. The author is inspired explicitly to “The Hellstrom Chronicle”, a film shot as a documentary in which a scientist named Nils Hellstrom explains a theory that the insects will eventually become the rulers of Earth thanks to their adaptability and their ability to reproduce rapidly. In his novel Frank Herbert starts with the idea of the film but creating a human hive exploring some of his favorite topics: the evolution of humanity and the relationship between biology – both in terms of the influence of instincts over human behavior and the influence of chemicals on humans – and society.

Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys (Italian edition)

The novel “Rogue Moon” by Algis Budrys was published for the first time in 1960 in the magazine “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction”. In 1961 it was a finalist for the Hugo Award as the best novel. A shorter version was published in the anthology “The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two”.

The Sinful Ones by Fritz Leiber (Italian edition)

The novel “The Sinful Ones” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1953. Its protagonist Carr Mackay lives a very normal life until one day he meets a girl who looks upset and asks him strange questions. All of this happens in a few minutes and initially he dismisses the event but then he begins to feel increasingly estranged from his daily routine.

Doctor Who - The Sontaran Experiment

“The Sontaran Experiment” is an adventure of the twelfth season of the “Doctor Who” classic series aired in 1975. It’s a two parts adventure written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin and directed by Rodney Bennett. It features the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry.