This is a strange story, quite hidden in the site but with its importance.
Let's go to the point: some time ago I tried to write some short stories. Very particular ones.
The inspiration came from some books released in Italy from publisher "AMZ" a long time ago, in the year 1976.
Those books contained novelizations (in a too personal way, I would say) of all the episodes of the first season of "Space: 1999". They were very cool books, hard covered and with lots of images from the narrated episodes.
I thought that for "U.F.O." (which had been created from the same producer, Gerry Anderson) nothing similar existed.
So I decided to create it myself. A big task, because I wrote all the 26 episode synopsis and then make up all the pages with images from the show. But, in the end, it was an useless work.
In fact I was completely unable to find a publisher for it. The answer was always the same: too little target (we are talking about Italy), too high cost for publishing and to obtain rights.
Let's talk about rights: I never had clear answers about them. Often i did not have answers at all, and when answered was told I had to find a publisher, and a very important one. Which meant I was not even allowed to publish my work in some way with my money.
No use also when I wrote to english, american or japanese publishers: in addiction there was the problem of translating all the text, no one was interested in spending the money.
The most generous offer I received was from an italian site which offered to publish it obviously free.
Realizing it is absolutely impossible to merchandise my work (I am not hypocrit: I don't believe in pure passion...) I present it here, at last it is my own site.
Of course there isn't any intention of copyright infringiment: and if anyone wants to clear anything about that, he will be welcome.
I absolutely could not translate all this in English. If I could, maybe some problems would have been solved.
But my english is not so good to fit a pleasant story to be read.
Here you will only see what I have created, and if someone knows a little of italian can also enjoy it.
I still hope to find someone interested in publishing it: internet arrives everywhere...
WARNING: to read the stories you need Acrobat Reader.
FINALMENTE IDENTIFICATO (IDENTIFIED)
CONTROLLO COMPUTER (THE COMPUTER AFFAIR)
TRADITORE PER FORZA (FLIGHT PATH)
PROGETTO FOSTER (EXPOSED)
BONIFICA SPAZIALE (CONFLICT)
GLOBI DI FUOCO (THE DALOTEK AFFAIR)
PRIMA IL DOVERE (A QUESTION OF PRIORITIES)
IL POSTO DELLE DECISIONI (THE RESPONSIBILITY SEAT)
THE SQUARE TRIANGLE (IL TRIANGOLO QUADRATO)
CORTE MARZIALE (COURT MARTIAL)
CONTROLLO CONFETTI: OK (CONFETTI CHECK A-OK)
PERCEZIONI EXTRA-SENSORIALI (ESP)
UCCIDETE STRAKER! (KILL STRAKER)
SUL FONDO (SUB-SMASH)
TROPPO SILENZIO (THE SOUND OF SILENCE)
IL GATTO CON DIECI VITE (THE CAT WITH TEN LIVES)
DISTRUZIONE NELL'ATLANTICO (DESTRUCTION)
MISSIONE SENZA RITORNO (THE MAN WHO CAME BACK)
RIFLESSI NELL'ACQUA (REFLECTIONS IN THE WATER)
BOMBE PSICOLOGICHE (PSICHOBOMBS)
ESTENSIONE TEMPORALE (TIMELASH)
DISTORSIONI MENTALI (MINDBENDER)
IL LUNGO SONNO (THE LONG SLEEP)