Italian science fiction writer Lino Aldani died from lung disease on January 31, 2009. He had been ill since September.
Aldani’s first short fiction was published in 1960 and his first novel, Quando le radici, was published in 1977. With Massimo Lo Jacono, he founded the science fiction magazine Futuro in 1963.
A memorial service was held at the community center in S. Cipriano Po, Italy on February 2.