The short story “Reading the Clouds” by Tendai Huchu was published for the first time in 2016.
George programmed the simulation of a universe that includes a civilization of sentient beings. It’s a very complex project and running it is even more difficult because of his disagreements with his son Jesse, who has ideas different from his father’s about the development of the simulated civilization. Interfering with a simulated world can have consequences on the real one but what’s real?
The novel “Upriver, Downriver” by Aaron Ward was published for the first time in 2016.
In a secluded valley a community survives thanks off hunting, fishing and farming. The main threat to the inhabitants is a drought that has been ongoing for some years so everyone is hoping to have some rain at last. It’s one of the changes that occurred in a number of years following the birth of children with strange mutations.
The community’s inhabitants are strictly forbidden from goin gout of the boundaries defined generations before. When two distinct groups of foreigners arrive in the valley, the inhabitants’ reactions range from curiosity to suspicion. They bring advanced technology but some people are suspicious of the reasons behind their arrival.
The novel “Caliban’s War” by James S.A. Corey was published for the first time in 2012. It’s the second book in the Expanse series and follows “Leviathan Wakes”.
On Ganymede there’s a tense truce between the United Nations and Mars but a battle breaks out when a monstrous creature kills Marines of both armies in service on Jupiter’s moon. Martian Marine gunnery sergeant Roberta “Bobbie” Draper is the only survivor and must testify about what happened but ends up embroiled in political games which lead her to work for the United Nations Assistant Undersecretary of Executive Administration Chrisjen Avasarala.
Jim Holden and the crew of the former Martian fleet spaceship Rocinante are patrolling a space area on behalf of the Outer Planets Alliance (OPA). When they are alerted that something’s going on Ganymede they go to investigate and find that the situation is plummeting. They meet the botanist Praxidike “Prax” Meng, whose daughter has been kidnapped in strange circumstances and with him they discover that someone conducted experiments with the alien protomolecule.
John Barrowman was born on March 11, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland.
In 2005 John Barrowman started playing what is still his most famous role, that of Captain Jack Harkness, in the new “Doctor Who” series. After being the Ninth Doctor’s companion for a few episodes, the character became one of the protagonists of the spinoff “Torchwood”.
In 2012 John Barrowman started playing the role for which he’s most famous in recent years, that of Malcolm Merlyn, originally appeared in the TV show “Arrow.” In later years his character appeared on several occasions also in the two sisters shows “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow”.
The short story “HostBods” by Tendai Huchu was published for the first time in 2014.
Simon was forced to rent his body to pay for his brother’s medical care. His work is a real form of servitude in which his clients transfer their mind into his body for various reasons, sometimes immoral. This has a number of long-term consequences and when his contract is bought by a rich old man with health problems Simon starts remembering how his body was used.