I vincitori dei Bram Stoker Awards 2021

La Horror Writers Association (HWA) ha annunciato i vincitori dei Bram Stoker Awards per l’horror e il dark fantasy. Qui sotto l’elenco completo.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Winner: Stephen Graham Jones – My Heart is a Chainsaw (Gallery/Saga Press)

Also nominated:

  • Castro, V. – The Queen of the Cicadas (Flame Tree Press)
  • Hendrix, Grady – The Final Girl Support Group (Berkley)
  • Pelayo, Cynthia – Children of Chicago (Agora Books)
  • Wendig, Chuck – The Book of Accidents (Del Rey)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Winner: Hailey Piper – Queen of Teeth (Strangehouse Books)

Also nominated:

  • Martinez, S. Alessandro – Helminth (Omnium Gatherum)
  • McQueen, LaTanya – When the Reckoning Comes (Harper Perennial)
  • Miles, Terry – Rabbits (Del Rey)
  • Quigley, Lisa – The Forest (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)
  • Willson, Nicole – Tidepool (The Parliament House)

*Due to a tie in fifth place, there are six nominees in this category.

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Winner: Erica Waters – The River Has Teeth (HarperTeen)

Also nominated:

  • Blake, Kendare – All These Bodies (Quill Tree Books)
  • Boyle, R.L. – The Book of the Baku (Titan Books )
  • Lewis, Jessica – Bad Witch Burning (Delacorte Press)
  • Sutherland, Krystal – House of Hollow (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Winner: Alessandro Manzetti (author) and Stefano Cardoselli (author and artist) – The
Inhabitant of the Lake
 (Independent Legions Publishing)

Also nominated:

  • Ahmed, Saladin (author) and Kivelä, Sami (artist) – Abbott 1973 (BOOM! Studios)
  • Garcia, Kami (author); Suayan, Mico (artist); Badower, Jason (artist); and Mayhew, Mike (artist) – Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity (DC Comics)
  • Morrison, Grant (author); Child, Alex (author); and Franquiz, Naomi (artist) – Proctor Valley Road (BOOM! Studios)
  • Panosian, Dan (author) and Ignazzi, Marianna (artist) – An Unkindness of Ravens(BOOM Studios)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Winner: Jeff Strand – “Twentieth Anniversary Screening” (Slice and Dice) (Independently

Also nominated:

  • Castro, V. – Goddess of Filth (Creature Publishing, LLC)
  • Khaw, Cassandra – Nothing But Blackened Teeth (Tor Nightfire)
  • LaRocca, Eric – Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke (Weirdpunk Books)
  • Piper, Hailey – “Recitation of the First Feeding” (Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy) (The Seventh Terrace)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Winner: Lee Murray – “Permanent Damage” (Attack From the ’80s) (Raw Dog Screaming

Also nominated:

  • Gyzander, Carol – “The Yellow Crown” (Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign) (Hippocampus Press)
  • O’Quinn, Cindy – “A Gathering at the Mountain” (The Bad Book) (Bleeding Edge Books)
  • Taborska, Anna -“Two Shakes Of A Dead Lamb’s Tail” (Terror Tales of the ScottishLowlands) (Telos Publishing)
  • Ward, Kyla Lee – “A Whisper in the Death Pit” (Weirdbook #44) (Wildside Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Winner: Gemma Files – In That Endlessness, Our End (Grimscribe Press)

Also nominated:

  • Fracassi, Philip – Beneath a Pale Sky (Lethe Press)
  • Maberry, Jonathan – Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead (WordFire Press LLC)
  • Tuttle, Lisa – The Dead Hours of Night (Valancourt Books)
  • Wise, A.C. – The Ghost Sequences (Undertow Publications)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Winner: Mike FlanaganJames Flanagan; and Jeff Howard – Midnight Mass, Season 1,
Episode 6: “Book VI: Acts of the Apostles” (Intrepid Pictures)

Also nominated:

  • Chaisson, C. Henry; Antosca, Nick; and Cooper, Scott – Antlers (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Dong-hyuk, Hwang – Squid Game, Season 1, Episode 1: “Red Light, Green Light” (Siren Pictures)
  • Graziadei, Phil and Janiak, Leigh – Fear Street: Part One – 1994 (Chernin Entertainment)
  • Peele, Jordan; Rosenfeld, Win; and DaCosta, Nia – Candyman (Universal Pictures)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Winner: Ellen Datlow – When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson(Titan

Also nominated:

  • Chambers, James – Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign(Hippocampus Press)
  • French, Aaron J. and Landry, Jess – There is No Death, There are No Dead (Crystal Lake Publishing)
  • Guignard, Eric J. – Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (Dark Moon Books)
  • Johnson, Eugene – Attack From the 80’s (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Winner: Michael Knost – Writers Workshop of Horror 2 (Hydra Publications)

Also nominated:

  • Olson, Danel – 9/11 Gothic: Decrypting Ghosts and Trauma in New York City’s Terrorism Novels (Lexington Books)
  • Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew and Hansen, Regina M. – Giving the Devil His Due: Satan and Cinema (Fordham University Press)
  • Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Eaters of the Dead: Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters(Reaktion Books)
  • Woofter, Kristopher – Shirley Jackson: A Companion (Peter Lang Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction

Winner: Angela Yuriko Smith – “Horror Writers: Architects of Hope” (The Sirens Call,
Halloween 2021, Issue 55) (Sirens Call Publications)

Also nominated:

  • Ognjanović, Dejan – “The Three Paradigms of Horror” (Vastarien Vol. 4, Issue 2) (Grimscribe Press)
  • O’Quinn, Cindy – “One and Done” (Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology) (Brigids Gate Press)
  • Verona, Emily Ruth – “A Horror Fan’s Guide to Surviving Womanhood” (thefinalgirls.co.uk)
  • Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Devil’s Advocates: The Conjuring (Auteur Publishing/Liverpool University Press)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Winner: Christina SngAngela Yuriko SmithLee Murray; and Geneve Flynn – Tortured
Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken.
 (Yuriko Publishing)

Also nominated:

  • Lansdale, Joe R. – Apache Witch and Other Poetic Observations (Independent Legions Publishing)
  • McHugh, Jessica – Strange Nests (Apokrupha)
  • Simon, Marge and Turzillo, Mary – Victims (Weasel Press)
  • Snyder, Lucy A. – Exposed Nerves (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

HWA Liftetime Achievement Awards: Nancy HolderKoji Suzuki and Jo Fletcher

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® winners at its first in person ceremony since 2019 during StokerCon™ at Denver, Colorado’s Curtis Hotel. The full list is above.

Addio, Magister

Lunedì 18 aprile è mancato a Bologna il grande Valerio Evangelisti, noto al grande pubblico per il ciclo di romanzi sull’inquisitore Nicolas Eymerich e la trilogia di Magus, ma anche per il suo attivismo politico e la creazione di Carmilla online, sito di critica letteraria e attualità.
Si spegne con lui una delle voci più peculiari del weird italiano, che ha saputo spaziare dal gotico al romanzo storico, all’horror e alla fantascienza, con la grande intelligenza e il coraggio che lo hanno sempre caratterizzato.

Ci mancherai, Magister…

The Lure of the Unknown di Algernon Blackwood

Disponibile per il pre-order e in uscita nel mese di aprile The Lure of the Unknown. Essays on the Strange, una raccolta di saggi a firma Algernon Blackwood, pubblicata da Swan River Press.

Il volume comprende ventitré scritti di Blackwood sui più svariati argomenti “strani” (“odd”), e un’introduzione, “Hidden Thoughts”, di Mike Ashley. 

Sempre su Algernon Blackwood ricordiamo lo speciale dedicato all’autore sul terzo numero di Zothique, pubblicato nel 2019 da Dagon Press, a cura di Pietro Guarriello.

Tutti i dettagli su The Lure of the Unknown si possono trovare sul sito dell’editore.

It is now available for preorder The Lure of the Unknown. Essays on the Strange, a collection of twenty-three essays by Algernon Blackwood, from Swan River Press. The volume explores encounters with the strange and unusual or, in Blackwood’s preferred word, the “odd”. More infos on the Publisher’s website.

Annunciati i finalisti degli Premio Hugo 2022

Sono stati annunciati i finalisti per l’edizione 2022 degli Hugo Awards. Qui sotto la lista completa, tra i quali segnaliamo il nostro Maurizio Manzieri come Best Artist.

The finalists for the 2022 Hugo Awards have been announced. See the full list below.

2022 Hugo Award Finalists

Best Novel

  • A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (Tor)
  • The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager / Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (Tor / St Martin’s Press)
  • A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom / Orbit UK)
  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Ballantine / Del Rey)
  • She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor / Mantle)

Best Novella

  • Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tordotcom)
  • Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard (Tordotcom)
  • The Past Is Red by Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom)
  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)
  • A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow (Tordotcom)

Best Novelette

  • “Bots of the Lost Ark” by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021)
  • “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • L’Esprit de L’Escalier by Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom)
  • “O2 Arena” by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge, Nov 2021)
  • “That Story Isn’t the Story” by John Wiswell (Uncanny Magazine, Nov/Dec 2021)
  • “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)

Best Short Story

  • “Mr. Death” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, Feb 2021)
  • “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)
  • “The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • “Tangles” by Seanan McGuire (Magicthegathering.com: Magic Story, Sep 2021)
  • “Unknown Number” by Blue Neustifter (Twitter, Jul 2021)
  • “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)

Best Series

  • The Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee (Orbit)
  • The Kingston Cycle by C. L. Polk (Tordotcom)
  • Merchant Princes by Charles Stross (Macmillan)
  • Terra Ignota by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)
  • Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • The World of the White Rat by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) (Argyll Productions)

Best Graphic Story or Comic

  • DIE, vol. 4: Bleed, written by Kieron Gillen, art by Stephanie Hans, lettering by Clayton Cowles (Image)
  • Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Lore Olympus, vol. 1 by Rachel Smythe (Del Rey)
  • Monstress, vol. 6: The Vow, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Once & Future, vol. 3: The Parliament of Magpies, written by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Dan Mora, colored by Tamra Bonvillain (BOOM!)
  • Strange Adventures, written by Tom King, art by Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner (DC)

Best Related Work

  • Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism by Elsa Sjunneson (Tiller Press)
  • The Complete Debarkle: Saga of a Culture War by Camestros Felapton (Camestros Felapton)
  • Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985 edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre (PM Press)
  • “How Twitter can ruin a life” by Emily St. James (Vox, Jun 2021)
  • Never Say You Can’t Survive by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom)
  • True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee by Abraham Riesman (Crown)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • Dune, screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth; directed by Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel Duneby Frank Herbert (Warner Bros / Legendary Entertainment)
  • Encanto, screenplay by Charise Castro Smith and Jared Bush; directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Charise Castro Smith (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • The Green Knight, written and directed by David Lowery (BRON Studios/A24)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, screenplay by Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham; directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Space Sweepers, written and directed by Jo Sung-hee (Bidangil Pictures)
  • WandaVision, screenplay by Peter Cameron, Mackenzie Dohr, Laura Donney, Bobak Esfarjani, Megan McDonnell, Jac Schaeffer (created by and head writer), Cameron Squires, Gretchen Enders, Chuck Hayward; directed by Matt Shakman (Disney+)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • The Wheel of Time: “The Flame of Tar Valon,” written by Justine Juel Gillmer, directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield, based on The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (Amazon Studios)
  • For All Mankind: “The Grey,” written by Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi; directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Tall Ship Productions/Sony Pictures Television)
  • Arcane: “The Monster You Created,” written by Christian Linke and Alex Yee; story by Christian Linke, Alex Yee, Conor Sheehy, and Ash Brannon; directed by Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord (Netflix)
  • The Expanse: “Nemesis Games,” written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Naren Shankar; directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Studios)
  • Loki: “The Nexus Event,” written by Eric Martin, directed by Kate Herron, created for television by Michael Waldron (Disney+)
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: “wej Duj,” written by Kathryn Lyn, directed by Bob Suarez (CBS Eye Animation Productions)

Best Editor, Short Form

  • Neil Clarke
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Mur Lafferty & S.B. Divya
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheree Renée Thomas
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

  • Ruoxi Chen
  • Nivia Evans
  • Sarah T. Guan
  • Brit Hvide
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

  • Tommy Arnold
  • Rovina Cai
  • Ashley Mackenzie
  • Maurizio Manzieri
  • Will Staehle
  • Alyssa Winans

Best Semiprozine

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor Scott H. Andrews
  • Escape Pod, editors S.B. Divya, Mur Lafferty, and Valerie Valdes; assistant editors Benjamin C. Kinney and Premee Mohamed; guest editor Brent C. Lambert; hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart; audio producers Summer Brooks and Adam Pracht; and the entire Escape Pod team
  • FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, publisher Troy L Wiggins; executive editor DaVaun Sanders; managing editor Eboni Dunbar; poetry editor B. Sharise Moore; reviews editor and social media manager Brent Lambert; art director L. D. Lewis; web editor Chavonne Brown; non-fiction editor Margeaux Weston; guest editors Summer Farah and Nadia Shammas; acquiring editors Kaleb Russell, Rebecca McGee, Kerine Wint, Joshua Morley, Emmalia Harrington, Genine Tyson, Tonya R. Moore, Danny Lore; technical assistant Nelson Rolon
  • PodCastle, co-editors Jen R. Albert, C. L. Clark, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, and Eleanor R. Wood; assistant editors Summer Fletcher and Sofía Barker; audio producer Peter Adrian Behravesh; host Matt Dovey; and the entire PodCastle team
  • Strange Horizons, Vanessa Aguirre, Joseph Aitken, Kwan-Ann Tan, Rachel Ayers, M H Ayinde, Tierney Bailey, Scott Beggs, Drew Matthew Beyer, Gautam Bhatia, Tom Borger, S. K. Campbell, Emma Celi, Zhui Ning Chang, Rita Chen, Tania Chen, Liz Christman, Emma-Grace Clarke, Linda H. Codega, Kristian Wilson Colyard, Bruhad Dave, Sarah Davidson, Tahlia Day, Arinn Dembo, Belen Edwards, Rebecca Evans, Ciro Faienza, Courtney Floyd, Lila Garrott, Guananí Gómez-Van Cortright, Colette Grecco, Julia Gunnison, Dan Hartland, Sydney Hilton, Angela Hinck, Amanda Jean, Jamie Johnson, Sean Joyce-Farley, Erika Kanda, Kat Kourbeti, Catherine Krahe, Anna Krepinsky, Clayton Kroh, Natasha Leullier, Dante Luiz, Gui Machiavelli, Cameron Mack, Samantha Manaktola, Marisa Manuel, Jean McConnell, Heather McDougal, Maria Morabe, Amelia Moriarty, Sarah Noakes, Aidan Oatway, AJ Odasso, Joel Oliver-Cormier, Kristina Palmer, Karintha Parker, Anjali Patel, Juliana Pinho, Nicasio Reed, Belicia Rhea, Abbey Schlanz, Elijah Rain Smith, Alyn Spector, Hebe Stanton, Melody Steiner, Romie Stott, Yejin Suh, Sonia Sulaiman, Ben Tyrrell, Renee Van Siclen, Kathryn Weaver, Liza Wemakor, Aigner Loren Wilson, E.M. Wright, Vicki Xu, and The Strange Horizons Editorial Collective
  • Uncanny Magazine, publishers and editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas; managing/poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; nonfiction editor Elsa Sjunneson; podcast producers Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best Fanzine

  • The Full Lid, by Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner
  • Galactic Journey, founder Gideon Marcus; editor Janice L. Newman; associate writers Gwyn Conaway, Jason Sacks, and John Boston
  • Journey Planet, edited by Erin Underwood, Jean Martin, Sara Felix, Vanessa Applegate, Chuck Serface, Errick Nunnally, Evan Reeves, Steven H Silver, James Bacon, and Christopher J Garcia
  • Quick Sip Reviews, editor Charles Payseur
  • Small Gods, Lee Moyer (Icon) and Seanan McGuire (Story)
  • Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blog, editors Amanda Wakaruk and Olav Rokne

Best Fancast

  • Be The Serpent, presented by Alexandra Rowland, Freya Marske, and Jennifer Mace
  • The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan producer
  • Hugo, Girl!, hosts Haley Zapal, Amy Salley, and Lori Anderson; producer/editor Kevin Anderson
  • Octothorpe, by John Coxon, Alison Scott, and Liz Batty
  • Our Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, produced by Veronica Simonetti
  • Worldbuilding for Masochists, presented by Cass Morris, Rowenna Miller, and Marshall Ryan Maresca

Best Fan Writer

  • Chris M. Barkley
  • Bitter Karella
  • Alex Brown
  • Cora Buhlert
  • Jason Sanford
  • Paul Weimer

Best Fan Artist

  • Iain J. Clark
  • Lorelei Esther
  • Sara Felix
  • Ariela Housman
  • Nilah Magruder
  • Lee Moyer

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo)

  • Chaos on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)
  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen / Rock the Boat)
  • The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books)
  • Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko (Amulet Books / Hot Key Books)
  • A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
  • Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Teen / Titan)

Astounding Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo)

  • Tracy Deonn (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Micaiah Johnson (2nd year of eligibility)
  • A.K. Larkwood (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Everina Maxwell (1st year of eligibility)
  • Shelley Parker-Chan (1st year of eligibility)
  • Xiran Jay Zhao (1st year of eligibility)

Libri da Yuggoth a Milano

Domenica 27 marzo a Milano si terrà l’evento culturale Libri da Yuggoth, una giornata dedicata alla letteratura Weird italiana, con la partecipazione di autori, editori ed esperti del fantastico italiano.

L’ evento, organizzato dall’associazione culturale LeGhirlande e dall’autrice emergente Maddalena Maccarini, si svolgerà presso WOW – Spazio Fumetto a Milano, dalle 10 alle 19, con la partecipazione di esponenti del weird italiano, come Andrea Gibertoni, Francesco Corigliano e Paolo Tosini, di autori come Natalia Guerrieri, Lucio Besana, Cristiano Demicheli, Maico Morellini, Ian Delacroix, Antonio Pilato, Michele Borgogni, Andrea Berneschi, Giacomo Lopez, Carlo Marasciulo, A.B. Lundra e Stefano Cucinotta, e di case editrici specializzate quali Edizioni Hypnos, Moscabianca, Providence Press e Zona42.

Maggiori informazioni a questo link.

Save the date for Libri da Yuggoth, a cultural event focused on Italian weird literature, to be held in Milan , on March 27 at the WOW Spazio Fumetto. Edizioni Hypnos will be present with the last releases. More informations at this link

In arrivo a maggio Un buio diverso di Luigi Musolino

Un buio diverso. Voci dai Necromilieus è la nuova opera di Luigi Musolino in uscita per Edizioni Hypnos nella prestigiosa collana Modern Weird. Una discesa nel buio con quindici racconti che ci conducono nel più oscuro dei viaggi. Il volume è impreziosito dalle illustrazioni di David Fragale, autore anche della copertina, qui presentata in anteprima, e da un’introduzione di Nicola Lombardi. Il volume sarà disponibile a partire dal 13 maggio in versione sia cartacea che digitale.

… perché questo libro?

… perché io ho ascoltato i Segreti e io ho scritto il Libro.

E ho rubato conoscenze arcane dalle pareti della Città stessa, e immerso le mani nel limo delle bialere e nelle viscere delle campagne, e ho interrogato le sanguisughe.

E chi può dunque affermare che ciò che predico non sia vero?

Esistono zone della Terra in cui geografie e geometrie si prestano all’assorbimento di forze oscure, e geografie e geometrie da cui filtrano nel nostro mondo energie di dimensioni ulteriori.

Perché il confine tra il Qui e l’Altrove è sottile, e determinati comportamenti della nostra razza volgare possono assottigliarlo ulteriormente, e ancora, e ancora. Perversione, Fede, Sangue, Superstizione e Morte sono sovente le Chiavi. Il loro accumulo, la loro sedimentazione e condivisione: la Porta.

Ho trascorso notti intere sotto le luci al neon della fabbrica, accanto alle presse dove altri han perso dita, mani o braccia, e io invece la sanità mentale. Ho dormito nei mattatoi di campagna abbandonati, dove l’odore del sangue ancora s’innalza dal suolo e striscia nei recessi dell’anima.

È in luoghi simili, in determinate condizioni, che prendono forma i Necromilieus.

È lì che energie incomprensibili e abiette innescano vicende abiette e incomprensibili.

Ma l’incomprensibilità non implica ignoranza. L’incomprensibile può essere analizzato e studiato: soggetti particolarmente ricettivi e/o in stati psichici alterati possono diventare antenne per captare queste energie, osservarle. Disporne, talvolta.

Se si è capaci di stare in ascolto, anche i macchinari industriali possono cantare, e i rami dei pioppi sussurrare preghiere, e il catrame e il cemento rievocare un passato terribile o anticipare un futuro le cui albe saranno gelide e nere.

Io vi spiegherò come diventare antenne…

(Dall’introduzione di Enrico Bedolis a “Scienza dei Necromilieus”)

Here a preview of the cover art for the upcoming collection Un buio diverso. Voci dai Necromilieus by Luigi Musolino, to be published in the Modern Weird series by Edizioni Hypnos in May 2022.

Immaculata di Hanns Heinz Ewers

Disponibile per il preorder sul sito di Edizioni Hypnos l’antologia Immaculata e altre storie macabre di Hanns Heinz Ewers, per la collana Mirabilia, la cui pubblicazione è prevista per il 10 marzo.

Il volume è corredato da un’introduzione di Alessandro Fambrini, “Hanns Heinz Ewers. All’ombra di Edgar Allan Poe”, e da una postfazione di Walter Catalano, “Hanns Heinz Ewers. Ascesa e caduta di un pornografo di successo”.

Il volume sarà presentato in anteprima sabato 5 marzo, alle 13.30 (Sala Aleramo) durante Book Pride Milano e disponibile per l’acquisto allo stand G 33 di Edizioni Hypnos.

It is now available for preorder on the Edizioni Hypnos website the collection Immaculata e altre storie macabre by Hanns Heinz Ewers, to be published on March 10th. Introduction by Alessandro Fambrini and afterword by Walter Catalano. The book launch is scheduled on March the 5th at 13.30 during Book Pride Milano.

I Ragni Zingari di Nicola Lombardi per Tartarus Press

Segnaliamo il volume The Gypsy Spiders and Other Tales of Italian Horror (I ragni zingari) di Nicola Lombardi, per la casa editrice Tartarus Press, con la traduzione in inglese di J. Weintraub, che ha firmato anche l’introduzione del volume.

L’antologia contiene nove racconti horror, focalizzati sul concetto di alienazione, identità e trauma, ed è stata originariamente pubblicata nel 2010, vincendo il Premio Polidori nel 2013.

Il volume è disponibile a questo link.


Tartarus Press has published The Gipsy Spiders and Other Tales of Italian Horror, a collection by the Italian writer Nicola Lombardi with the original title I Ragni Zingari. The collection was first published in 2010 and it won in 2013 the Premio Polidori. The volume was translated in English by J. Weintraub, who wrote also the introduction.

Hodgson e Hypnos 13

Due novità in uscita il 24 febbraio per Edizioni Hypnos: il terzo volume dei racconti di mare di William Hope Hodgson, I Demoni del Mare, a cura di Pietro Guarriello, e il numero 13 di Hypnos Magazine, con testi, tra gli altri, di Ramsey Campbell, M. John Harrison e Michael Cisco. Entrambi i volumi sono già disponibili per il preorder sul sito di Edizioni Hypnos.

The third volume of the whole sea stories collection by William Hope Hodgson, I Demoni del Mare, is now available for preorder from Edizioni Hypnos. Also available, the thirteen volume of Hypnos Magazine, with stories by Ramsey Campbell, M. John Harrison and Michael Cisco, just to name a few. Both volumes will be published on February 24th.

Il nuovo anno weird di Edizioni Hypnos

Annunciate le novità del 2022 per edizioni Hypnos.

Si parte con il romanzo, già disponibile, Predatori dall’abisso, di Ivo Torello, in una nuova edizione notevolmente riveduta e ampliata.

Febbraio vedrà l’uscitasi del tanto atteso I demoni del mare, terzo e conclusivo volume dei racconti di mare di William Hope Hodgson, e il n. 13 della rivista Hypnos (Ramsey CampbellMichael CiscoM. John Harrison, tra i protagonisti); entrambi i titoli saranno disponibili a partire dal 24 febbraio.

A marzo è la volta di Immaculata, raccolta di racconti di Hanns Heinz Ewers, curata da Alessandro Fambrini, mentre ad aprile verrà inaugurata la collana Ludica, dedicata al mondo dei giochi, con il saggio L’incertezza nei giochi di Greg Costikyan.

Maggio vede il ritorno di Cristiano Demicheli con il romanzo L’anno delle volpi. Un armanàcco da Val Lemuria, e la raccolta di racconti Un buio diverso. Voci dai Necromilieus, di Luigi Musolino

Dopo l’estate sono attesi invece due classici, L’indovinello e altre storie, primo volume dedicato ai racconti di Walter de la Mare, e il romanzo La montagna morta della vita, il capolavoro di Michel Bernanos, pubblicato postumo nel 1967.

Buone letture!