Recensione: “The Astronaut” (1962) di Hank Searls – (inedito in Italia)

Myron Phipps è l’ingegnere capo della Conorco, una società aerospaziale che realizza, per conto della NASA, il Progetto Pluto, mirato a mandare in orbita scimpanzé ed esseri umani. Ma è anche il progetto spaziale più sfortunato mai visto. Dopo due fallimenti costati la vita al primate Wilco, uno dopo l’altro i candidati astronauti si ritirano. Come non bastasse, lo staffi … Continue reading

Recensione: “The One-Eyed Man, A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment” (2013) di L.E. Modesitt Jr. – (inedito in Italia)

The colony world of Stittara is no ordinary planet. For the interstellar Unity of the Ceylesian Arm, Stittara is the primary source of anagathics: drugs that have more than doubled the human life span. But the ecological balance that makes anagathics possible on Stittara is fragile, and the Unity government has a vital interest in making sure the flow of … Continue reading

Recensione: “First to Fight” (Starfist saga volume 1, 1997) di David Sherman e Dan Cragg – (inedito in Italia)

“Marines, we have just become a low-tech deep recon patrol . . .” Stranded in a hellish alien desert, stripped of their strategic systems, quick reaction force, and supporting arms, and carrying only a day’s water ration, Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Bass and his seven-man team faced a grim future seventy-five light-years from home. The only thing between his Marines … Continue reading