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Giorgio Olivari – The promised future

  The rumble of the locomotive accompanies the cadenced rhythm of the wagons that, like jan-gling bells, resound at every junction of the rails. The...

Future? What kind of future? – Interview with the writer Italo...

An interview with the writer Italo Bonera (author of the books Ph0xGen!, I'm not like you - Io non sono come voi, and Heaven...

BiG HeRO 6

After his brother dies in an accident, young Hiro inherits his science project - a medical robot named Baymax with a pot belly, no...

Ian McEwan – Amsterdam

A novel that spills over the paranormal The story begins with a young woman’s funeral and continues through her lover’s adventures after the ceremony. The...

The Long Night of 1943

Florestano Vancini (1926-2008) made a fine debut as a director with a movie based on one of the “Five stories from Ferrara” (Cinque storie...

Jim C. Hines – Libriomancer

Entertainment for heavy readers What would you do if you found out you were a porter? I mean, what if you could materialise objects (including...

Death to War

Surfing the Web, it is not unusual to find reactionary posts urging the return of compulsory military service. They are usually reinforced by “sagacious”...

Ruth Rendell – Heartstones

A refined novella with a nineteenth century feel A gloomy adolescent, a little sister who sees ghosts, a scholarly father, the backdrop of a bleak...

Selma Lagerlöf – The saga of Gösta Berling

  A big little epic of the North How to cope with the weight and the beauty of four hundred pages of pure poetry? Only by...

Stephen King – The Running Man

When Sci-Fi talks about us Long before The Hunger Games, Stephen King conceived a dystopian society, lobotomised by reality TV shows. In an apocalyptic future...