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Warren Peace by Bob Shaw

The novel “Warren Peace” by Bob Shaw was published for the first time in 1993. It’s the sequel to “Who Goes Here?”.

Warren Peace has become an Oscar and as a result is practically invulnerable. He no longer needs food or water and his new body is asexual with the consequence that very quickly he starts getting terribly bored. The other Oscars he works with are not a great company and this worsens his situation.

Even at a Galactic Jamboree, Warren Peace can enjoy nothing but when he realizes that someone is attempting an attack he intervenes promptly. Unfortunately, the object he intercepts is made of pryktonite, a substance that’s the only weak point of the Oscars. The result is that Warren regresses to the state of a normal human being becoming the target of Jeeves, the most notorious criminal in the galaxy.

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.

The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

The novel “The Long War” by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter was published for the first time in 2013. It’s the second book of The Long Earth series and follows “The Long Earth”.

Many years after the Step Day, which marked the opening of the Long Earth frontier, humanity has expanded into many parallel universes forming a complex network of communities, sometimes even large, and fleets of airships that maintain contacts. Relationships with Datum Earth are becoming tense because the Americans who staid there want more and more money in taxes from the inhabitants of the other Earths without offering anything in return.

Many communities of Americans who settled on other Earths don’t like their government’s attitude and the pushes towards independence increase. Captain Maggie Kauffman’s mission is to remind all of them of the presence of their government. The situation is made complicated by the presence on many Earths of other intelligent species and their relationship with human beings are not always easy.

Doctor Who - The Dominators

“The Dominators” is the first adventure of the sixth season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1968. It’s a five parts adventure written by Norman Ashby and directed by Morris Barry.

A spaceship carrying two Dominators on board lands on the planet Dulkis on what’s called the Island of Death because it’s radioactive due to nuclear explosions carried out in the past, when it was a test site. The Quark robots are sent to perform some tasks and when a spaceship of visitors arrives in the area it gets destroyed and only their pilot Cully manages to escape.

The Tardis lands nearby and the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), along with Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Zoe (Wendy Padbury), starts visiting the area. When they hear the sound of an explosion they look for safety in a nearby war museum, where they meet some natives who are trying to understand why their instruments are detecting no radiations.