Pluto in Furs

È da poco disponibile l’antologia Pluto In Furs: Tales Of Diseased Desires And Seductive Horrors, a cura di Scott Dwyer, che raccoglie quattordici storie originali horror e weird, a tema erotico.

Tra gli autori presenti dell’antologia, alcune delle firme più interessanti del weird contemporaneo come Jeffrey Thomas, Kurt Fawver, Richard Gavin, Orrin Grey, Rhys Hughes e Gemma Files.

Il volume, con le sue 307 pagine, è al momento disponibile solo in versione cartacea ed è facilmente ordinabile a questo link.

Qui di seguito l’elenco dei racconti.


Introduction:  “An Abysmal Masochism” by Scott Dwyer
“The Tangible Universe” by Jeffrey Thomas
“The Wolf At The Door Or The Music Of Antonio Soler” by Devora Gray
“Other Yseut And Romance Tristan” by Adam Golaski
“Dermatology, Eschatology” by Kurt Fawver
“Headsman’s Trust: A Murder Ballad” by Richard Gavin
“It’s Hard To Be Me” by John Claude Smith
“The Gutter At The Bottom Of The World” by David Peak
“Tender Is The Tether” by Rhys Hughes
“With Shining Gifts That Took All Eyes” by Mike Allen
“Stygian Chambers” by Orrin Grey
“Behemoth” by Clint Smith
“Worm Moon” by Gemma Files
“The Silvering” by Thana Niveau
“Walking In Ash” by Brendan Vidito

It is now available the anthology Pluto in Furs: Tales Of Diseased Desires And Seductive Horrors by Scott Dwyer, with fourteen weird and horror unpublished short stories, linked by the erotic theme. The anthology collects some of the most interesting authors of contemporary weird literature, Jeffrey Thomas, Kurt Fawver, Richard Gavin, Orrin Grey, Rhys Hughes and Gemma Files. The volume, 307 pages and in paper edition only, is available for purchase at this  link. See above the list of contents.

Annunci

Italian Weird. Arriva Strane Visioni 2!

In uscita a partire da metà settembre per Edizioni Hypnos un nuovo volume nella collana Modern Weird, Strane Visioni 2 che raccoglie i migliori racconti delle ultime tre edizioni del premio Hypnos.

L’antologia, curata da Andrea Gibertoni e Andrea Vaccaro, presenta diciotto racconti scelti tra oltre trecento pervenuti nelle ultime tre edizioni del concorso, all’insegna di un fantastico dalle mille sfaccettature, che non deve solo ai classici modelli del weird, ma che è capace di spaziare nelle varie tradizioni letteraria, del fantastico in primis ma non solo.

Il volume sarà disponibile in pre order sul sito dell’editore a partire dal primo settembre e sarà presentato a Milano il 12-13 ottobre durante la manifestazione Stranimondi. La copertina, che vi presentiamo in anteprima insieme all’indice dei racconti, è stata realizzata da Ivo Torello.

INDICE

“Il weird italiano ha messo i denti”, presentazione di Andrea Gibertoni e Andrea Vaccaro

“La colonia”, di Giulia Massini
“I colori sbagliati”, di Fabio Lastrucci
“Il botanico”, di Andrea Atzori
“Uniria”, di Cristiano Fighera
“L’illusionista”, di Sabrina Lardini
“Il folletto del sangue e dell’odio”, di Lorenzo Crescentini
“Materiali per una guida della Val Lemuria”, di Cristiano Demicheli
“Dalle tempeste”, di Francesco Corigliano
“I Follocchi”, di Diego Gnesi Bartolani
“Gora nel regno dei gusti”, di Manuela Ortis
“La casa delle scolopendre”, di Nicola Lombardi
“Il selezionatore”, di Giulia Massini
“Né carne né pesce né ossa”, di Denise Bresci

Il cuore della terra è sordocupo”, di Alain Voudì
“L’eucalipto”, di Giuseppe Carradori
“La bambina cadavere”, di Uduvicio Atanagi
“Voi siete morti”, di Mario Gazzola
“Zucchero”, di Lucio Besana

It will be available for preorder on September 1st Strane Visioni 2, the second volume collecting the best short stories selected from the last three editions of Premio Hypnos. The volume will be officially launched at Stranimondi, the Italian festival of weird, fantasy and science fiction literature that will be held in Milan from12th to 13th October. Here the preview of the cover art, by Ivo Torello, and the table of contents.

The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham

Annunciato in uscita a ottobre The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham, secondo volume che segue la pubblicazione di The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, pubblicato nel 2014.

Entrambi i volumi sono a cura dello studioso americano Leslie S. Klinger e presentano in totale quarantasette racconti tra i più importanti dello scrittore di Providence, corredati da preziose note e da una cospicua parte iconografica.

Il volume è arricchito da un’introduzione di Victor Lavalle, autore del romanzo Favola di New York e della novella La ballata di Black Tom, rielaborazione del racconto di Lovecraft “Orrore a Red Hook”.

Il volume è già in prenotazione a questo link.

It is now available for preorder at this linkThe New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham, second volume following The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, published in 2014. Both volumes are edited by Leslie S. Klinger and contain forty-seven short stories in total, with beautiful annotations and a big iconographic section. The foreword is by Victor Lavalle,  author of the novel Favola di New York and the novelette La ballata di Black Tom, a beautiful reworking of the famous Lovecraft story “Orrore a Red Hook”.

Annunciati i finalisti dei World Fantasy Awards 2019

Sono stati annunciati i finalisti dei World Fantasy Awards 2019: i vincitori saranno proclamati il 3 novembre durante la World Fantasy Convention a Los Angeles, CA.

Il tema di quest’anno è “Fantasy Noir”, descritto dall’organizzazione come “l’ambientazione, i personaggi e le storie dele genere poliziesco e dei racconti dei detective dell’occulto arricchite da elementi di fantasy e fantascienza”.

La lista competa dei finalisti è visionabile a questo link.

See at this link the full list of the finalists for the 2019 World Fantasy Awards: the winners of the 2019 edition will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention that will be held in Los Angeles, CA on November 3, 2019. This year’s theme is “Fantasy Noir,” which the World Fantasy Convention describes as blending “the setting, characters and plot structure of a Hardboiled Detective/Occult Detective mystery story with the more colorful elements of Fantasy and Science Fiction.”

British Fantasy Awards 2019

Sono stati annunciati i finalisti dei British Fantasy Awards 2019.

Segnaliamo in particolar modo per la categoria Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) The Cabin at the End of the World, di Paul Tremblay (Titan Books) e The Way of the Worm, di Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing), nonché All the Fabulous Beasts, di Priya Sharma (Best Collection/Antologia personale) e Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, a cura di Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Best Anthology), entrambi per Undertow Publications.

I vincitori saranno proclamati il 20 ottobre alla FantasyCon 2019 che si terrà a Glasgow, Scozia. Informazioni e biglietti sul sito ufficiale.

Qui di seguito la lista completa di tutti i finalisti per categoria.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline)
Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Orbit)
Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Green Man’s Heir, by Juliet E McKenna (Wizard’s Tower Press)
The Loosening Skin, by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher Books)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (Titan Books)
Little Eve, by Catriona Ward (W&N)
The Way of the Worm, by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
Wolf’s Hill, by Simon Bestwick (Snowbooks)

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)
Tomi Adeyemi, for The Children of Blood and Bone (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Cameron Johnston, for The Traitor God (Angry Robot)
RF Kuang, for The Poppy War (HarperVoyager)
Tasha Suri, for Empire of Sand (Orbit)
Marian Womack, for Lost Objects (Luna Press Publishing)
Micah Yongo, for Lost Gods (Angry Robot)

Best Novella 
Binti: The Night Masquerade, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
Breakwater, by Simon Bestwick (Tor Books)
The Land of Somewhere Safe, by Hal Duncan (NewCon Press)
The Last Temptation of Dr Valentine, by John Llewellyn Probert (Black Shuck Books)
The Only Harmless Great Thing, by Brooke Bolander (Tor.com)
The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Press)

Best Short Fiction 
Down Where Sound Comes Blunt, by GV Anderson (F&SF March/April 2018)
Her Blood the Apples, Her Bones the Trees, by Georgina Bruce (The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism)
In the Gallery of Silent Screams, by Carole Johnstone & Chris Kelso (Black Static #65)
A Son of the Sea, by Priya Sharma (All the Fabulous Beasts)
Telling Stories, by Ruth EJ Booth (The Dark #43)
Thumbsucker, by Robert Shearman (New Fears 2)

Best Anthology
The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea, ed. Ellen Datlow (Night Shade Books)
Humanagerie, ed. Sarah Doyle & Allen Ashley (Eibonvale Press)
New Fears 2, ed. Mark Morris (Titan Books)
This Dreaming Isle, ed. Dan Coxon (Unsung Stories)
Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, ed. Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Undertow Publications)

Best Collection
All the Fabulous Beasts, by Priya Sharma (Undertow Publications)
The Future is Blue, by Catherynne M Valente (Subterranean Press)
How Long ‘til Black Future Month?, by NK Jemisin (Orbit)
Lost Objects, by Marian Womack (Luna Press Publishing)
Octoberland, by Thana Niveau (PS Publishing)
Resonance & Revolt, by Rosanne Rabinowitz (Eibonvale Press)

Best Non-Fiction
The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Francesca T Barbini (Luna Press Publishing)
The Full Lid, by Alasdair Stuart (alasdairstuart.com/the-full-lid)
Ginger Nuts of Horror (www.gingernutsofhorror.com)
Les Vampires, by Tim Major (PS Publishing)
Noise and Sparks, by Ruth EJ Booth (Shoreline of Infinity)

Best Independent Press
Fox Spirit Books
Luna Press Publishing
NewCon Press
Unsung Stories

Best Magazine / Periodical
Black Static 
Gingernuts of Horror 
Interzone
Shoreline of Infinity
Uncanny Magazine

Best Audio
Bedtime Stories for the End of the World (endoftheworldpodcast.com)
Blood on Satan’s Claw, by Mark Morris (Bafflegab)
Breaking the Glass Slipper (www.breakingtheglassslipper.com)
PodCastle (podcastle.org)
PsuedoPod (pseudopod.org)

Best Comic / Graphic Novel
100 Demon Dialogues, by Lucy Bellwood (Toonhound Studios)
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 1, by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Tyler Crook & Dave Stewart (Dark Horse)
Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories, Vol. 1, by Mike Mignola and others (Dark Horse)
The Prisoner, by Robert S Malan & John Cockshaw (Luna Press Publishing)
Saga #49-54, by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Widdershins, Vol. 7, by Kate Ashwin

Best Artist
Vince Haig
David Rix
Daniele Serra
Sophie E Tallis

Best Film / Television Production
Annihilation, Alex Garland
Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely 
Black Panther, Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole
The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan
Inside No. 9, series 4, Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman

The nominees for the British Fantasy Awards 2019 have been selected (see above the full list). We would like to point out for the category Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (Titan Books) and The Way of the Worm, by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing), and also All the Fabulous Beasts, by Priya Sharma (Best Collection) and Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, edited by Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Best Anthology), both for Undertow Publications.

The Winners will be announced on 20th October 2019, at FantasyCon in Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets and further information can be found on www.fantasycon.org

Disponibile il nuovo numero di Nightmare Magazine

Nightmare Magazine è una delle più interessanti riviste digitale e on line dedicata all’horror e al weird.  

Curata da John Joseph Adams, propone mensilmente quattro racconti di cui due inediti e due illustri ristampe.

Il numero di luglio (#82) presenta come racconti inediti Antripuu, di Simon Strantzas e No Other Life di Isabel Cañas.

Come sempre, i racconti saranno disponibili on line nei prossimi giorni, mentre l’intero numero è già acquistabile in formato digitale anche in Italia a questo link.

It is now available the new issue of Nigtmare Magazine, an horror and dark fantasy online magazine edited by John Joseph Adams. In this issue (#82), two original short stories, Antripuu, by Simon Strantzas and No Other Life by Isabel Cañas. The full issue can be purchased at this link.

Studi Lovecraftiani 17

Disponibile il nuovo numero di Studi Lovecraftiani, la rivista della Dagon Press, a cura di Pietro Guarriello.

Oltre a una parte saggistica come sempre molto ricca e di qualità, pezzo forte di questo numero è un racconto lovecraftiano inedito in Italia di Ramsey Campbell, “La Lente Lunare” (The Moon-Lens), tratto dalla raccolta del 1965 The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants.

La rivista è ordinabile qui oppure può essere richiesta direttamente dal sito della casa editrice. 

It is now available the issue n.17 of the magazine Studi Lovecraftiani by Dagon Press, edited by Pietro Guarriello. In this issue, a short lovecraftian story by Ramsey Campbell, “La Lente Lunare” (The Moon-Lens), never published before in Italy, from the collection The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants. The magazine can be ordered here or from the Publisher’s website.

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy di Ann e Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer è sicuramente una delle voci più importanti del fantastico contemporaneo, portavoce del new weird e giunto alla notorietà anche in Italia grazie soprattutto alla Trilogia dell’Area X, il cui primo romanzo Annientamento ha raggiunto il grande pubblico grazie anche a una trasposizione cinematografica di successo. VanderMeer, insieme alla moglie Ann, è anche stato curatore della monumentale raccolta di oltre mille pagine, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, pubblicata nel 2012, che copre il genere dalle origini sino ai giorni nostri.

Dopo che nel 2016 è stato pubblicato sempre con la loro curatela The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection, ora la medesima operazione viene fatta con il genere fantasy in un volume di oltre 800 pagine uscito il 2 luglio con il titolo di The Big Book of Classic Fantasy: The Ultimate Collection.

L’interesse di tale antologia è la presenza di materiale proveniente da tutte le regioni del mondo, con quindi grande attenzione al fantasy non di matrice anglofona.

Qui di seguito, vi presentiamo l’elenco completo dei racconti inclusi nel volume, disponibile sia in formato cartaceo che digitale.

“The Queen’s Son” by Bettina von Arnim

“Hans-My-Hedgehog,” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

“The Story of the Hard Nut,” by E. T. A. Hoffmann

“Rip Van Winkle,” by Washington Irving

“The Luck of the Bean-Rows,” by Charles Nodier

“Transformation,” by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“The Nest of Nightingales,” by Théophile Gautier

“The Fairytale About a Dead Body, Belonging to No One Knows Whom,” by Vladimir Odoevsky

“The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton,” by Charles Dickens

“The Nose,” by Nikolai Gogol

“The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Story of Jeon Unchi,” by Anonymous

“Feathertop: A Moralized Legend,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Master Zacharius,” by  Jules Verne

“The Frost King: Or, the Power of Love,” by Louisa May Alcott

“The Tartarus of Maids,” by Herman Melville

“The Magic Mirror,” by George MacDonald

“The Diamond Lens,” by  Fitz-James O’Brien

“Goblin Market,” Christina Rossetti

“The Will-o’-the-Wisps Are in Town,” by Hans Christian Andersen

The Legend of the Pale Maiden,” by Aleksis Kivi

“Looking-Glass House,” by Lewis Carroll

“Furnica, or the Queen of the Ants,” by Carmen Sylva

“The Story of Iván the Fool,” by Leo Tolstoy

“The Goophered Grapevine,” by Charles W. Chestnutt

“The Bee-Man of Orn,” by Frank R. Stockton

“The Remarkable Rocket,” by Oscar Wilde

“The Ensouled Violin,” by H. P. Blavatskaya

“The Death of Odjigh,” by Marcel Schwob

“The Terrestrial Fire,” by Marcel Schwob

“The Kingdom of Cards,” by Rabindranath Tagore

“The Other Side: A Breton Legend,” by Count Eric Stanlislaus Stenbock

“The Fulness of Life,” by Edith Wharton

“Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady,” by Vernon Lee

“The Little Room,” by Madeline Yale Wynne

“The Plattner Story,” by H. G. Wells

“The Princess Baladina—Her Adventure,” by  Willa Cather

“The Reluctant Dragon,” by Kenneth Grahame

“Iktomi Tales,” by Zitkala-Ša

“Marionettes,” by Louis Fréchette

“Dance of the Comets: An Astral Pantomime in Two Acts,” by Paul Scheerbart

“The White People,” by Arthur Machen

“Blamol,” by Gustav Meyrink

“Goblins: A Logging Camp Story,” by Louis Fréchette

“Sowbread,” by Grazia Deledda

“The Angry Street,” by  G. K. Chesterton

“The Aunt and Amabel,” by E. Nesbit

“Sacrifice,” by Aleksey Remizov

“The Princess Steel,” by W. E. B. Du Bois

“The Hump,” by Fernán Caballero

“The Celestial Omnibus,” by E. M. Forster

“The Legend of the Ice Babies,” by E. Pauline Johnson

“The Last Redoubt,” by William Hope Hodgson

“Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse,” by L. Frank Baum

“The Plant Men,” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“Strange News from Another Star,” by Hermann Hesse

“The Metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka

“The Hoard of the Gibbelins,” by Lord Dunsany

“Through the Dragon Glass,” by A. Merritt

“David Blaze and the Blue Door,” by E. F. Benson

“The Big Bestiary of Modern Literature,” by Franz Blei

“The Alligator War,” by Horacio Quiroga

“Friend Island,” by Francis Stevens

“Magic Comes to a Committee,” by Stella Benson

“Gramaphone of the Ages,” by Yefim Zozulya

“Joiwind,” by David Lindsay

“Sound in the Mountain,” by Maurice Renard

“Sennin,” by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

“Koshtra Pivrarcha,” by E. R. Eddison

“At the Border,” by Der Nister

“The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyon,” by W. B. Laughead

“Talkative Domovoi,” by Aleksandr Grin

“The Ratcatcher,” by Aleksandr Grin

“The Shadow Kingdom,” by Robert E. Howard

“The Man Traveling with the Brocade,” by Edogawa Ranpo

“A Visit to the Museum,” by Vladimir Nabokov

“The Water Sprite’s Tale,” by Karel Čapek

“The Capital of Cat Country,” by Lao She

“Coyote Stories,” by Mourning Dove

“Uncle Monday,” by Zora Neale Hurston

“Rose-Cold, Moon Skater,” by María Teresa León

“A Night of the High Season,” by Bruno Schulz

“The Influence of the Sun,” by Fernand Dumont

“The Town of Cats,” by Hagiwara Sakutarō

“The Debutante,” by Leonora Carrington

“The Jewels in the Forest,” by Fritz Leiber

“Evening Primrose,” by John Collier

“The Coming of the White Worm,” by Clark Ashton Smith

“The Man Who Could Walk Through Walls,” by Marcel Aymé

“Leaf by Niggle,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

A new big collection by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, focused on the best fantasy tales from all over the world: it isThe Big Book of Classic Fantasy: The Ultimate Collection, more than 800 pages, published on July 2nd. See above the full list of contents. The book is available in paper and digital edition.

Premio Locus: annunciati i vincitori


Proclamati i vincitori dei Locus Awards, il premio assegnato dalla prestigiosa rivista Focus in base alle segnalazione dei lettori.

Sul versante horror continua a fare incetta di premi Paul Tremblay, che vince con il romanzo The Cabin at the End of the World, già vincitore dello Stoker.

Tra gli altri vincitori il romanzo The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel, di Mary Robinette Kowal, già premio Nebula, e la raccolta How Long ‘til Black Future Month? di N.K. Jemsin, di cui in Italia è stato di recente pubblicato il romanzo La quinta stagione.

Qui l’elenco completo dei vincitori.

The winners of the Locus Awards 2019 have been announced. On the horror side, one more victory for Paul Tremblay with the novel The Cabin at the End of the World, winner also of the Stoker Award. We would like to point out also The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel, by Mary Robinette Kowal, winner of Nebula Award, and the collection How Long ‘til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemsin, recently published in Italy with the novel La quinta stagione. Here the full list of the winners.

Io sono Providence. La vita e i tempi di H.P. Lovecraft

Grande notizia per tutti gli appassionati italiani del Solitario di Providence.

Providence Press ha annunciato la pubblicazione dell’edizione italiana della monumentale opera I Am Providence, la biografia di H.P. Lovecraft scritta da S.T. Joshi, pubblicata nel 2010 da Hippocampus Press e ora materiale raro da collezionismo.

L’edizione italiana, dal titolo Io sono Providence. La vita e i tempi di H.P. Lovecraft, sarà divisa in tre volumi di circa 600 pagine l’uno, il primo dei quali, relativo al periodo 1890-1920, sarà disponibile dal prossimo autunno. Una vera chicca da non perdere!

Ulteriori informazioni alla pagina facebook di Providence Press.

A great news for all H.P.Lovecraft Italian fans: Providence Press will publish the Italian edition of the famous Lovecraft’s biography I Am Providence by S.T. Joshi, published by Hippocampus Press in 2010. The first volume of three, Io sono Providence. La vita e i tempi di H.P. Lovecraft, will be available next autumn and it will cover the years 1890-1920. More informations on the facebook page of Providence Press.