Massimo Mongai

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Massimo Mongai
Born (1950-11-03) 3 November 1950 (age 64)
Rome, Italy
Occupation novelist, journalist
Genre Science fiction, Crime fiction

Massimo Mongai (born 3 November 1950) is an Italian author of science fiction.

Biography[edit]

Born in Rome, by the age of 12 Massimo Mongai was a dedicated reader of science fiction. He graduated in law. According to the biography printed in many of his books, his influences include the science-fiction writers Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt, Poul Anderson and Philip José Farmer and the crime writers Rex Stout and Andrea Camilleri.

Works[edit]

In 1997, he wrote Memorie di un cuoco d'astronave. This blend of space saga and cooking manual won Italy's Urania Award.

His other books include Il gioco degli immortali, Tette e pistole, Memorie di un cuoco di un bordello spaziale, Cronache non ufficiali di due spie italiane, Il Fascio sulle stelle di Benito Mussolini and Alienati, a novel about an inter-planetary convention of psychoanalysts. He also works on the Italian magazine Il Falcone Maltese, dedicated to crime fiction, known in Italy as giallo.

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