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Novità WeirdMovies: racconti e fumetti

img_1744Due proposte da WeirdMovies per gli amanti del weird e del fantastico.

La prima è Weird Tales Italian Collection, un volume che racchiude i numeri della edizione italiana di Weird Tales, usciti nel 2011. Tra gli autori presenti Michael Moorcock, Tanith Lee e Ramsey Campbell. Il volume è pubblicato in edizione limitata.

La seconda proposta è invece la raccolta a fumetti OMBRE (fantasmi del tempo di guerra), con la versione a fumetti di celebri racconti, tra gli altri, di Dino Buzzati, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Federico De Roberto. La riduzione a fumetti è affidata a Gino Carosini e a Christian Sartirana, i disegni a Gino Carosini, Marco Mastroianni e Roberto Lauciello.

img_1745Here two interesting news in the Italian world of Weird:

Weird Tales Italian Collection, a volume collecting the italian issues of Weird Tales, in limited edition, with works of many Authors like Michael Moorcock, Tanith Lee and Ramsey Campbell.

OMBRE (fantasmi del tempo di guerra), a comic book rendition of some famous writer’s short stories, from Dino Buzzati and  Ambrose Bierce to Arthur Machen and Federico De Roberto. By Gino Carosini, Christian Sartirana, Marco Mastroianni and Roberto Lauciello.

The Endless Fall di Jeffrey Thomas

img_1743The Endless Fall and Other Weird Fictions è la nuova raccolta di racconti di Jeffrey Thomas, creatore dell’acclamata ambientazione Punktown.

La raccolta, pubblicata dalla Lovecraft eZine Press e disponibile in versione sia cartacea che digitale anche per il pubblico italiano, comprende quattordici racconti, un’occasione ottima per conoscere il mirabolante mondo narrativo di Jeffrey Thomas.

Di Jeffrey Thomas Hypnos ha pubblicato il racconto “Nel Limbo” all’interno dell’antologia Nuovi Incubi.

(From the volume’s back cover)

“Respected as one of today’s leading figures of weird fiction for his striking imagination, versatility, and deeply emotional stories, Jeffrey Thomas here offers up fourteen searing tales. Included are the haunting and surreal “Ghosts in Amber,” in which a man is compelled to visit a mysterious derelict factory that harbors chilling secrets; “Jar of Mist,” which focuses on a father who, in seeking to understand his daughter’s suicide, encounters a dream-like other realm; “Those Above,” which imagines an alternate Victorian society controlled by vast monstrous entities from beyond; and the title novelette “The Endless Fall,” which concerns an astronaut who crash-lands on an unknown forested world where time seems to work in an alien way, and where he finds he is unfortunately not alone.”

Sycorax’s Daughters

img_1701Nuova interessante antologia dedicata all’horror e al weird femminile: si tratta di Sycorax’s Daughters, a cura di Kinitra D. Brooks, Linda D. Addison e Susana M. Morris, e pubblicata dalla casa editrice californiana Cedar Grove Publishing. Ventotto racconti e di quattordici poesie di scrittrici afroamericane, come suggerisce il titolo stesso della raccolta (il riferimento è a Sicorace, la defunta strega africana de La Tempesta di Shakespeare).

Ecco l’elenco delle autrici presenti:

Tiffany Austin, Tracey Baptiste, Regina N. Bradley, Patricia E. Canterbury, Crystal Connor, Joy M. Copeland, Amber Doe, Tish Jackson, Valjeanne Jeffers, Tenea D. Johnson, R. J. Joseph, A. D. Koboah, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kai Leakes, A. J. Locke, Carole McDonnell, Dana T. McKnight, LH Moore, L. Penelope, Zin E. Rocklyn, Eden Royce, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Nicole D. Sconiers, Cherene Sherrard, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Sheree Renée Thomas, Lori Titus, Tanesha Nicole Tyler, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, L. Marie Wood, K. Ceres Wright, Deana Zhollis.

 

Sycorax’s Daughters is a new interesting anthology focused on horror and weird by afro-american writers, edited by Kinitra D. Brooks, Linda D. Addison and Susana M. Morris, and published  by Cedar Grove Publishing.

The name in the title, Sycorax, refers to the african witch from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Here the full list of the Authors:

Tiffany Austin, Tracey Baptiste, Regina N. Bradley, Patricia E. Canterbury, Crystal Connor, Joy M. Copeland, Amber Doe, Tish Jackson, Valjeanne Jeffers, Tenea D. Johnson, R. J. Joseph, A. D. Koboah, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kai Leakes, A. J. Locke, Carole McDonnell, Dana T. McKnight, LH Moore, L. Penelope, Zin E. Rocklyn, Eden Royce, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Nicole D. Sconiers, Cherene Sherrard, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Sheree Renée Thomas, Lori Titus, Tanesha Nicole Tyler, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, L. Marie Wood, K. Ceres Wright, Deana Zhollis.

 

Ecco i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards 2016

img_1700La Horror Writers Association ha annunciato i finalisti dell’edizione 2016 dei Bram Stoker Awards, per le migliori opere di letteratura horror e dark fantasy.

La premiazione avverrà il 29 aprile, durante l’annuale StokerCon che si terrà a bordo della Queen Mary a Long Beach, California.

Segnaliamo in particolare le nominations di Alessandro Manzetti per miglior Antologia con The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) e miglior Raccolta di Poesie con Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), di Victor LaValle per miglior Novella con The Ballad of Black Tom,  di John Langan per miglio Romanzo con The Fisherman (Word Horde) e di Laird Barron per miglior Raccolta con Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.

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The Horror Writers Association announces the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy.

The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards will occur during the second annual StokerCon aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on the evening of April 29, 2017

We would like to point out the nominations of Alessandro Manzetti for Superior Achievement in an Anthology with The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) and in a Poetry Collection with Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), and also Victor LaValle for Long Fiction with The Ballad of Black Tom, John Langan for Best Novel with The Fisherman (Word Horde) and Laird Barron for Fiction Collection with Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

The complete list of the nominees follows.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Hand, Elizabeth – Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mongrels (William Morrow)
Langan, John – The Fisherman (Word Horde)
MacLeod, Bracken – Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books)
Tremblay, Paul – Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Barnett, Barbara – The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books)
Chapman, Greg – Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Deady, Tom – Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Garza, Michelle and Lason, Melissa – Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press)
Wytovich, Stephanie – The Eighth (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Alexander, Maria – Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Brozek, Jennifer – Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing)
Cosimano, Elle – Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney)
Roberts, Jeyn – When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Sirowy, Alexandra – The Telling (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Bunn, Cullen – Blood Feud (Oni Press)
Chambers, James – Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe (Moonstone)
de Campi, Alex – No Mercy, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)
Kirkman, Robert – Outcast by Kirkman&Azaceta, Vol 3 This Little Light (Image Comics)
Miller, Mark Alan and Lansdale, Joe R. –The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books)
Moore, Alan – Providence, Act 1 (Avatar Press)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Cushing, Nicole – The Sadist’s Bible (01Publishing)
Edelman, Scott – That Perilous Stuff (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
LaValle, Victor – The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com)
Malerman, Josh – The Jupiter Drop (You, Human) (Dark Regions Press)
Waggoner, Tim – The Winter Box (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Bailey, Michael – Time is a Face on the Water (Borderlands 6) (Borderlands Press)
Bodner, Hal – A Rift in Reflection (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
Golden, Christopher – The Bad Hour (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press)
Mannetti, Lisa – ArbeitMacht Frei(Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Crawl Space (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8) (Dell Magazines)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Barron, Laird – Swift to Chase (JournalStone)
Chizmar, Richard – A Long December (Subterranean Press)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (Mysterious Press)
O’Neill, Gene – Lethal Birds (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Schwaeble, Hank – American Nocturne (Cohesion Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Campbell, Josh, Chazelle, Damien, and Stuecken, Matthew – 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount Pictures)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Episode 01: Chapter One) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Upside Down (Episode 01: Chapter Eight) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Eggers, Robert – The VVitch (Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films, and Very Special Projects)
Logan, John – Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass (Episode 03:04) Showtime Presents in association with SKY, Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Bailey, Michael – Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards)
Manzetti, Alessandro – The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing)
Monteleone, Thomas F. and Monteleone, Oliva F. – Borderlands 6 (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
Mosiman, Billie Sue – Fright Mare-Women Write Horror (DM Publishing)
Murano, Doug and Ward, D. Alexander – Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Braudy, Leo – Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural(Yale University Press)
Franklin, Ruth – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Olson, Danel P. – Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)
Poole, W. Scott – In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft (Soft Skull Press)
Skal, David J. – Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote
Dracula (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Tibbetts, John – The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Boston, Bruce and Manzetti, Alessandro – Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria)
Collings, Michael R. – Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental (self-published)
Gailey, Jeannine Hall – Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems (Moon City Press)
Simon, Marge – Small Spirits (Midnight Town Media)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Brothel (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Weird Fiction Reviews #7 e Dark Discoveries #37

notizia-3-a-1Due nuove uscite nel mondo delle riviste dedicate al weird e all’horror: si tratta del numero 7 di Weird Fiction Review e del numero 37 di Dark Discoveries.
– Weird Fiction Review (#7) è il volume annuale di saggistica e narrativa weird curato da S.T. Joshi e pubblicato dalla Centipede Press. Il volume, il cui prezzo di listino è 35$, è disponibile ora presso l’editore al prezzo speciale di 19$.
– Dark Discoveries (#37), ha questa volta come protagonista Paul Tremblay, con un’intervista all’autore e il racconto “It Won’t Go Away”. Il numero contiene anche racconti di Reggie Oliver, Brian Lumley, Bracken MacLeod, Barbie Wilde e Molly Tanzer, oltre a saggi, articoli, recensione e molti altri racconti.
notizia-3-bTwo interesting new issues for the readers of weird and horror literature:  number 7 of Weird Fiction Review and number 37 of Dark Discoveries.
 
– Weird Fiction Review (#7) is an annual periodical devoted to the study of weird and supernatural fiction. It is edited by S.T. Joshi and published by Centipede Press. The volume, usually sold for 35$, is now available of the publisher’s website at the special price of 19$.
 
– Dark Discoveries (#37), is about Supernaturalism. Special guest is Paul Tremblay, with an interview and the short story “It Won’t Go Away”.  In this issue you will find also some short stories by Reggie Oliver, Brian Lumley, Bracken MacLeod, Barbie Wilde e Molly Tanzer, reviews, articles, columns by Laird Barron and others, and much more.

Le donne del Weird

img_1697In occasione dei festeggiamenti per l’ottavo anno del “Women In Horror Month”, Weird Fiction Review celebra le miglior 14 scrittrici weird con i racconti pubblicati on line a partire dal 2014 sul proprio sito.

Un’occasione unica per leggere alcune tra le più interessanti proposte weird al femminile.

Tra le autrici presenti: Kelly Link, Leena Krohn, Livia Llewellyn, Anne-Sylvie Salzman.

 

 

To celebrate the 8th annual “Women in Horror Month”, Weird Fiction Review compiled a list of some of their favorite horror short stories published on the website by women writers since 2014. 

A great chance to read some of the most interesting Weird writers like, just to name a few, Kelly Link, Leena Krohn, Livia Llewellyn, Anne-Sylvie Salzman.

 

Mitologia scandinava secondo Gaiman

img_1696È uscito a inizio Febbraio Norse Mithology, il nuovo libro di Neil Gaiman, dedicato alla mitologia scandinava.

Gaiman esplora e rivisita la mitologia scandinava, da sempre tra le passioni e fonti primarie di ispirazione dell’autore inglese, come testimoniano anche i suoi due più grandi successi, Sandman e American Gods.
Il volume è al momento disponibile solo in lingua inglese, in versione sia cartacea che digitale.

Norse Mithology, the new book by Neil Gaiman, is available from the begining of February in paper and digital edition. The English Author has always been deeply inspired by norther tales, as shown in many works, like Sandman and American Gods.

Premio Nebula 2016: i finalisti

Sono stati annunciati i finalisti del Premio Nebula 2016, tra i quali segnaliamo Victor LaValle per la categoria Novella con The Ballad of Black Tom, in pubblicazione in edizione italiana a breve per Edizioni Hypnos.

Qui di seguito, la lista completa delle  nominations.

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released the final ballot for the 2016 Nebula Awards. Among the finalists, we signal the presence of Victor LaValle for the Novella category, with The Ballad of Black Tom, soon to be published in italian for Edizioni Hypnos.

Here follows the full list of nominations.

 

Novel

All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
Everfair, Nisi Shawl (Tor)

Novella

Runtime, S.B. Divya (Tor.com Publishing)
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson (Tor.com Publishing)
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com Publishing)
Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
‘‘The Liar’’, John P. Murphy (F&SF 3-4/16)
A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com Publishing)

Novelette

‘‘The Long Fall Up’’, William Ledbetter (F&SF 5-6/16)
‘‘Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea’’, Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed 2/16)
‘‘Red in Tooth and Cog’’, Cat Rambo (F&SF 3-4/16)
‘‘Blood Grains Speak Through Memories’’, Jason Sanford (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/17/16)
The Jewel and Her Lapidary, Fran Wilde (Tor.com Publishing)
‘‘You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay’’, Alyssa Wong (Uncanny 5-6/16)

Short Story

‘‘Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies’’, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
‘‘Seasons of Glass and Iron’’, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
‘‘Sabbath Wine’’, Barbara Krasnoff (Clockwork Phoenix 5)
‘‘Things With Beards’’, Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld 6/16)
‘‘This Is Not a Wardrobe Door’’, A. Merc Rustad (Fireside Magazine 1/16)
‘‘A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers’’, Alyssa Wong (Tor.com 3/2/16)
‘‘Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station│Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0’’, Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed 3/16)

Bradbury

Arrival
Doctor Strange
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Westworld: ‘‘The Bicameral Mind’’
Zootopia

Norton

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin)
The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi (St. Martin’s)
The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan UK; Abrams)
Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine (Tor)
Railhead, Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press; Switch)
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, Lindsay Ribar (Dawson)
The Evil Wizard Smallbone, Delia Sherman (Candlewick)

Victor LaValle approda in Italia

img_1689In arrivo in Italia la novella finalista al Bram Stoker Award, The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com, 2016) di Victor LaValle.

La vicenda si svolge negli anni Venti del secolo scorso e ha come protagonista Tommy Tester, un giovane di colore di Harlem la cui vita verrà sconvolta dalla presenza di un libro misterioso. La storia prende spunto dal celebre racconto di H.P. Lovecraft “Orrore a Red Hook” (dalle cui pagine emerge un altro personaggio della storia, il detective Thomas Malone) e affronta il tema dell’America nera negli anni Venti, in relazione anche alle recenti polemiche sul razzismo lovecraftiano, così come dimostra anche la dedica iniziale dell’autore: “A H.P. Lovecraft, con tutti i miei sentimenti contrastanti”.

The Ballad of Black Tom sarà pubblicato da Edizioni Hypnos nella collana Visioni,  con l’uscita di aprile 2017.

img_1690Victor LaValle ha al suo attivo tre romanzi, tra cui Big Machine, che nel 2009 si aggiudica lo Shirley Jackson Award, e il più recente The Devil in Silver, inserito dal New York Times tra i 50 migliori romanzi pubblicati nel 2012.

 

The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com, 2016) by Victor LaValle, novella nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, will be soon published in italian, next April, by Edizioni Hypnos in the series Visioni.

Set in the Twenties, the story follows the life of Tommy Tester, young black man from Harlem, and a mysterious book that will mess up his life. The story is related to H.P.Lovecraft’s story “The Horror at Red Hook” and it deals with the topic of racism during those years in the U.S. , with a dedication to Lovecraft himself:  For H.P. Lovecraft, with all my conflicted feelings.

Victor LaValle wrote three novels: Big Machine won the Shirley Jackson Award in 2009 and the latest, The Devil in Silver, was listed by  the New York Times between the 50 best novels published  in 2012.

 

Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.4

img_1682Annunciato il quarto volume di Year’s Best Weird Fiction pubblicato dalla Undertow Publications.

Ad affiancare Michael Kelly alla curatela, dopo Laird Barron, Kate Koja e Simon Strantzas, è Helen Marshall, l’autrice canadese che con la raccolta Gifts for the One Who Comes After ha vinto nel 2015 lo Shirley Jackson Award e il World Fantasy Award.

La copertina del quarto volume è stata affidata a Alex Andreev.

 

 

 

UndertowPubs, publisher of Year’s Weird Best Fiction, announced the cover art for the fourth volume, edited by Michael Kelly and Helen Marshall, canadian writer who won In 2015 the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award with the collection Gifts for the One Who Comes After.

The cover art for this volume is by Alex Andreev.