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About the Author
Crede nel Web come mezzo in grado di avvicinare gli individui e rendere il mondo un luogo più aperto, giusto e democratico.
Pubblica nel 2013 Energie della Galassia, raccolta di racconti ambientati in un universo che vede mosso non solo dalle leggi della fisica, ma da quelle altrettanto vere dell'eros, della passione, del desiderio e dello spirito.
Nasce a Torino il 15 aprile 1977. Gli piace andare in bicicletta, passeggiare nella Natura e dedicare la maggior parte del tempo libero alla famiglia.
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This is a fantastic anthology of science fiction and fantasy short stories. I really enjoyed it! First of all, I would like to say that I love the cover! I am usually drawn to the synopsis of a book, rather than the cover, but this one was quite eye catching! Secondly, I am a HUGE science fiction fan, and I have been wanting to read this book for a while now. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable the stories were. Some of the stories were a little shorter than I would have liked, but each one contained interesting characters and subjects. What struck me about these stories were the lifelike quality of the characters, and the author's vivid imagination. Some of these stories have scenes of a sexual nature that were a little explicit and had an element of BDSM or fetish in them. However, not every story does. I did find some of the stories a little unsettling, but this does not mean other readers will, and each one has a twist at the end. For instance, I wasn't keen about the story called Life in Prison. This story was about a man who was supposedly innocent, but sent to prison and used as a sex slave by the prison director. I don't believe in slavery of any kind, and I am sure the author doesn't either, but this story made me squirm; I just didn't like it as much as the other stories. However, I will leave it to you to decide for yourselves. Luca Rossi has written a wonderful anthology of science fiction stories that were entertaining in their own way. I love his writing style, but I did find some of the dialogue a bit stiff and stilted in places. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to reading his next book, The Branches of Time. Due to the stories containing scenes of a sexual nature, I do not recommend this book to younger readers. However, I recommend this book if you love anthologies or Science Fiction, Fantasy, Cyberpunk and Erotica genres. - Lynn Worton
Short Science-fiction stories. This series of short stories draws together different concepts with amazing creative skills. The erotica is well crafted, each emotion is clearly expressed. Luca is a gifted and amazing imaginative author who brings to life fully fledged stories in just a few selective descriptive words. These mastered skills are rarely achieved. In each story the characters, from robots to vampires, witches to computer programs come alive and fun to follow. I love the detail which Luca uses, gripping continuous attention. There is passion and romance and plenty of emotion with a wonderful writing style. The choice of book cover immediately attracted my attention. Every story has a flight of fancy, keeping the reader’s attention at all times. Anna O
Galactic Energies, by Luca Rossi, is a collection of science fiction short stories with an interesting mix of hard and soft science fiction. While the stories include interstellar flight, complex robots, artificial intelligence, and many other aspects of hard science fiction, most are centered on psychological aspects. Paranoia, schizophrenia, sadomasochism, and megalomania come through as dominant themes in a number of the stories, although those terms are never used and always debatable. As the old question goes, is it actually paranoia if they really are out to get you? The stories vary widely, from the first in the book, Rewind, which doesn’t show itself to be science fiction until near the end, to The Kingdom of Turlis, which borders on fantasy, to Forms of Love, an obvious science fiction. While all the stories in Galactic Energies have a hard science fiction base, what goes on in the minds and behaviors of the main characters is always the most critical part of each story. The short stories in Galactic Energies are not light fluff. I don’t know if Rossi intentionally wrote them to make the reader think or if it was a side effect of his way of handling the topics, but I found his stories took me longer to get through than most, not because they were difficult to read, but because of the time I spent thinking about them, often wondering if Rossi deliberately introduced questions or if I was reading more into this writing than he intended. Details are often skimmed over and left to the reader’s imagination, which can be either a plus or a minus depending on an individual’s reaction to the technique. While all the stories in Galactic Energies but one have endings, those endings are often vague. While vague endings are far from rare in short stories, they are, like the occasional lack of explanation of exactly how the story got from point A to point B, something one reader might consider excellent and another might find frustrating. I often found myself wavering between those two reactions. My only strong problem with Galactic Energies came with the last story in the book, Clouded Emotions. It had no ending. This was intentional on Rossi’s part, as it is an ongoing interactive story being developed with the participation of readers who send him comments and ideas. For those who enjoy such things I suspect the one thing I seriously disliked would be something very desirable, so my criticism here is strictly a matter of individual tastes and I’ve no doubt the one part of Rossi’s book I didn’t like at all would be the part many readers would consider the best thing in Galactic Energies. Considering it a thought provoking and entertaining book, I’d recommend reading Luca Rossi’s Galactic energies slowly, taking time to consider the questions it brings up, but I would recommend reading it.
Luca Rossi’s collection of short sci-fi/fantasy tales, Galactic Energies combines the wonders of technology, far advanced from today’s standards, human nature and the world of “what if,” in future times. Will election campaigns be conducted over the internet? Will orgies be holographic image offerings? What about celebrities, will they really make appearances or will their computer counterpart stand in for them? Is love possible with a robot? Will computers make life better for humans or will their objective become making a better world, eliminating humans and their desecration of the planet? If nothing else, each short story will spin around in your head as the possibilities for the future are endless! Well written with wonderful detail, Luca Rossi’s Galactic Energies is fast-paced, entertaining and easily read, one story at a time, a perfect way for sci-fi newbies to test the waters so to speak. Each story is intriguing, unique in its own way with crisp and imaginative writing. English Version Read