Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was one of the most prolific writers of our century. His Discworld series consist of about forty novels, not counting the numerous spin-off books. Even though his first book in 1971 had nothing to do with his profound fantasy world, since The
I would love to start this article using the present tense. To say who Leonard Nimoy is, to announce his plans for the future, to reveal his next convention appearance. Sadly, Leonard Nimoy is with us no more. He sadly passed away in February 27th, 2015. So, who was Leonard Nimoy? Leonard Nimoy was, first
Drugs, sex, and rock n’ roll. This is what I thought the hippie movement was all about when I was younger. I saw posters of colorful young people, with oval glasses covering their eyes, joints in their hands, flowers on their head. I knew of Woodstock and John Lennon. I knew that my father used
Last Tuesday, the media made sure the whole planet knew that terrorism, ISIS, was responsible for just another American death. Kayla Mueller, a 25 years old activist, was confirmed dead after her captors sent a message accompanied with relevant photos. They claimed she was killed during a Jordanian airstrike. The media has reasons to believe
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of those books you can’t escape from. Beautifully written, carefully thought, this book is a woman sharing her thoughts in the most sincere way possible. Published in 1960, it was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and in the process became an American classic. The novel is dealing with
What do we know about Stephen Hawking? Most people know almost nothing. Maybe that he is some kind of scientist, almost certainly the fact he is stuck in a wheelchair and speaks like a robot. Quite unfair, if we start listing his achievements. Born in 1942, he is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and
Freedom of Speech is a very controversial subject, and with the recent events in France, more timely than ever. I could waste tons of good quotes here in this introduction – but I won’t. Too many people have fought for the right to speak freely without censorship. Too many people have died for this right to
Writing is not easy. Writing is for those who write well. I do not write well. Familiar thoughts? Maybe you are an aspiring writer trying to figure out your craft. Maybe you are trying to make sense of what kind of writer you are. Maybe you are doubting if you are a writer at all.