NOVEL (186 pages) - SCIENCE FICTION - An incredible journey through the interstellar space mysteries. Winner of Urania Award 2004
From Mars to the stars: this is the mission of the starship Leonardo da Vinci. Planet after planet, wonders and mysteries came along to reveal a superior design: from a bare world where powerful winds modeled spooky spears and pinnacles from the rocks; to a planet where are hidden artefacts that point to other worlds; and to Ambra, the planet with a huge, gigantic marble stairway half a mile wide, ten miles long, six miles high. An invitation to climb it, but with a rule: you can do it only by foot. From one on the best Italian science fiction authors the novel winner of the Urania Award that anticipated "Interstellar".
Paolo Aresi is born in Bergamo, Italy, in 1958. Graduated in Arts, journalist with the newspaper "L'Eco di Bergamo", he published his first science fiction novel "Oberon, l'avamposto fra i ghiacci" in 1987. In 1992 he won the Courmayeur Award with the short story "Stige". In 1995 he published "Toshi si sveglia nel cuore della notte", a thriller novel. In 2004 he won the Urania Award with "Oltre il pianeta del vento". In the novel "Ho pedalato fino alle stelle" (2008) he told his passion for the bycicle. A new science fiction novel, the post apocalyptic "L'amore al tempo dei treni perduti" was published in 2010, and in 2011 Urania published "Korolev", an hommage to the chief designer of the Russian space program.