Review

The short story “The Promise of Space” by James Patrick Kelly was published for the first time in 2013.

Astronaut Kirk Anderson was hospitalized in very serious conditions. After being exposed to radiation during a Mars mission he suffered brain damage that made him lose part of their mental faculties. There’s no cure for him but only an attempt to compensate for what he lost using the recordings he made and an artificial intelligence but what really remains of Kirk Anderson?

The Kif Strike Back by C.J. Cherryh (Italian Edition)

The novel “The Kif Strike Back” by C.J. Cherryh was published for the first time in 1985. It’s the third novel of the Chanur series and follows “Chanur’s Venture”.

Pyanfar Chanur ended up in the middle of a feud between two hakkikts, two leaders of the kif species. The result is that her niece Hilfy and the human Tully were taken hostage and her number one priority is rescue them. It’s just the latest problem for the captain of the space freighter “The Pride of Chanur”, less and less engaged in trade and more and more in political problems.

The only relief reason for Pyanfar Chanur is the fact that her husband Khym is no longer a fish out of water on the starship and on the contrary is more comfortable in political clashes being used to them after having lived many on the planet Anuurn. Any help is very welcome for Pyanfar Chanur because she made enemies among the hani and is forced to accept alliances among the kif.

Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet

“The Tenth Planet” is an adventure of the fourth season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1966. It’s a four parts adventure written by Kit Pedler e Gerry Davis and directed by Derek Martinus.

The Tardis materializes in the Earth’s south pole in 1986. The First Doctor (William Hartnell), Ben (Michael Craze) and Polly (Anneke Wills) are arrested by the guards of Snowcap base, which among other things is a control center for space missions and is handling the contacts with a spacecraft in orbit. A series of strange observations worry the mission managers but that’s nothing compared to the discovery that an unknown planet is approaching the Earth.

The Doctor reveals that the mysterious planet is called Mondas and that its inhabitants will come soon to Earth but is not believed. While the spacecraft in orbit suffers a loss of energy, Snowcap base is attacked by three Cybermen, Mondas’ inhabitants who over time have replaced more and more of their bodies’ organic parts becoming cyborgs. The Cybermen want to bring the Earthlings to Mondas and make them become like them.

City at the End of Time by Greg Bear

The novel “City at the End of Time” by Greg Bear was published for the first time in 2008.

Ginny, Jack and Daniel are apparently normal persons but what could seem dreams are actually connections with a future so remote that the universe is completely different. Yet even in a hundred trillion years there are human beings, the result of a series of humanity’s rises and falls.

Jebrassy, ​​who wants to be a warrior, and Taidba, an explorer, live in this very remote future. Their connection to Ginny, Jack and Daniel involves all of them in the events that threaten the destruction of the universe. Is it possible to save those future humans from the strange entity that is destroying the universe?

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?