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Weird in TV con Chiang e LaValle

IMG_3138L’emittente televisiva statunitense AMC ha annunciato otto nuovi progetti televisivi, due dei quali ispirati rispettivamente a opere di Ted Chiang (Liking What You See) e Victor LaValle (The ballad of Black Tom).

Liking What You See sarà sviluppato dallo sceneggiatore del film Arrival, Eric Heisserer, con Chiang come consulente.

Il progetto ispirato a La Ballata di Black Tom invece non ha ancora un titolo definitivo ma l’Autore ne sarà il produttore esecutivo.

Maggiori informazioni sul sito ufficiale di AMC.

The American AMC just announced eight new tv projects for 2018 and beyond: one is based on a story by Ted Chiang, Liking what you see, and another on The Ballad of Black Tom by Nebula Award winner Victor LaValle.

Liking what you see will be developed by Arrival’s screenwriter, Eric Heisserer, with Chiang as a consultant.

The project based on The ballad of Black Tom has no title yet but LaValle will be co-executive producer.

More informations on the AMC official website.

(Victor LaValle’s photo by Alyssa Loh)

Il sorriso oscuro di Mervyn Wall

La Casa Editrice irlandese Swan River Press ha annunciato la prossima pubblicazione dell’antologia A flutter of wings di Mervyn Wall.

Il volume raccoglie alcuni esempi dell’opera dello scrittore irlandese, più noto per i suoi lavori satirici (The Unfortunate Fursey e The return of Fursey), con introduzione di Val Murkens e immagini di Clare Brennan.


“Strange,” he said to himself. “I had an idea that Pat’s Tommy was dead.” — “Cloonaturk


Publisher Swann River Press announced a new volume dedicated to the Irish writerIMG_3117 Mervyn Wall, A flutter of wings.

The anthology collects stories from Wall’s entire carreer, showing his satirical and grim side, with an introduction by Val Murkens and cover art by Clare Brennan


World Fantasy Awards 2017: i finalisti

IMG_3109Sono stati annunciati i finalisti del World Fantasy Award 2017 per i lavori pubblicati nel 2016.

I vincitori saranno proclamati alla World Fantasy Convention di San Antonio, Texas, che si terrà dal 2 al 5 Novembre.

Il premio alla carriera per meriti eccezionali nel campo della letteratura Fantasy andrà a Terry Brooks e Marina Warner.

Qui di seguito, la lista completa dei finalisti, tra i quali siamo lieti di sottolineare la presenza di Victor LaValle con The Ballad of Black Tom nella categoria “migliore romanzo breve”, opera pubblicata in italiano da Edizioni Hypnos.


The Finalists for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards for works published in 2016 have been IMG_3005 announced.

The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, to be held on November 2-5, 2017 in San Antonio TX.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards will go this year to Terry Brooks and Marina Warner.

Here follows the complete list of the Finalists: we are happy to congratulate Victor LaValle for The Ballad of Black Tom (published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos), nominated in the category “best long fiction”.


Best Novel

Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
Roadsouls, Betsy James (Aqueduct)
The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North (Redhook; Orbit UK)
Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff (Harper)

Best Long Fiction

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson ( Publishing)
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle ( Publishing)
Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)
“Bloodybones”, Paul F. Olson (Whispered Echoes)
A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson ( Publishing)

Best Short Fiction

“Das Steingeschöpf”, G.V. Anderson (Strange Horizons 12/12/16)
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies”, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
“Seasons of Glass and Iron”, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
“Little Widow”, Maria Dahvana Headley (Nightmare 9/16)
“The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me”, Rachael K. Jones (Clockwork Phoenix 5)

Best Anthology

Clockwork Phoenix 5, Mike Allen, ed. (Mythic Delirium)
Dreaming in the Dark, Jack Dann, ed. (PS Australia)
Children of Lovecraft, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, Karen Joy Fowler & John Joseph Adams, eds. (Mariner)
The Starlit Wood, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Saga)

Best Collection

Sharp Ends, Joe Abercrombie (Orbit US; Gollancz)
On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories, Tina Connolly (Fairwood)
A Natural History of Hell, Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer)
Vacui Magia, L.S. Johnson (Traversing Z Press)
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, Ken Liu (Saga; Head of Zeus)

Best Artist

Greg Bridges
Julie Dillon
Paul Lewin
Jeffrey Alan Love
Victo Ngai

Special Award, Professional

L. Timmel Duchamp, for Aqueduct Press
C.C. Finlay, for editing F&SF
Michael Levy & Farah Mendlesohn, for Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press)
Kelly Link, for contributions to the genre
Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre

Special Award, Non-Professional

Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Neile Graham, for fostering excellence in the genre through her role as Workshop Director, Clarion West
Malcom R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer, for their publication The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume Two: Gods and Goddesses (Michael Publishing)
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
Brian White, for Fireside Fiction Company

The Twilight Zone a teatro

The Twilight Zone, la serie di fantascienza culto creata da Rod Serling negli Anni Sessanta, sarà adattata a pièce teatrale.

Le prime rappresentazioni saranno organizzate a dicembre presso l’Almeida Theater di Londra, su una sceneggiatura di Anne Washburn, con la regia di Richard Jones e la collaborazione di CBS, che detiene i diritti dello show.


The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling’s sci-fi anthology series will be adapted as a stage play, debuting at London’s Almeida Theatre this December. The script is from Anne Washburn and the play will be directed by Richard Jones; CBS will be the producer, still holding the rights for the show.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu

Titan Books presenta il secondo mash-up tra il celebre investigatore di Baker Street e  IMG_3031i Miti creati dalla penna di H.P. Lovecraft con Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The adventure of the deadly dimensions.

Mistero e investigazione, geometrie non euclidee e minacciose creature ibride delle Profondità, sono alcuni degli ingredienti weird che l’Autrice, Lois H. Gresh, mette in campo per conciliare i due universi letterari, sulla scia del più noto A study in emerald di Neil Gaiman.



The Great Old Ones confront the famous Detective from Baker Street in Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The adventure of the deadly dimensions.

The volume, the second published on this mash-up series by Titan Books, offers to the reader a mix of mystery, adventure, non-Euclidean geometry and menacing creatures form the Deep, in the Author’s attempt to mix together two well-known literary universes, as in the most famous A study in emerald by Neil Gaiman.

Looming Low vol.1 in preorder

Dim Shores presenta una nuova antologia di racconti di letteratura weird, ora in preorder in paperback e deluxe edition, Looming Low vol.1.

Il volume sarà presentato alla NecronomiCon di Providence ad agosto.

Qui di seguito, la lista dei racconti presenti nell’antologia.

Dim Shores presents a new anthology dedicated to weird literature, Looming Low vol.1.

The volume, now in preorder, contains 26 short stories and will debut at NecronomiCon in Providence, in August.

Here follows the table of contents.

“The Convexity of Our Youth” – Kurt Fawver
“The Stories We Tell About Ghosts” – A.C. Wise
“In Canada” – Michael Wehunt
“The Second Door” – Brian Evenson
“The Christiansen Deaths” – Daniel Mills
“Dusk Urchin” – Betty Rocksteady
“The Gin House” – Livia Llewellyn
“This Unquiet Space” – Damien Angelica Walters
“We Grope Together, and Avoid Speech” – Sunny Moraine
“Heirloom” – Brooke Warra
“That Which Does Not Kill You” – Lucy A. Snyder
“Doused by Night” – Simon Strantzas
“We Are All Bone Inside” – Kaaron Warren
“Outside, a Drifter” – Lisa L Hannett
“The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic” – Kristi DeMeester
“When the Blue Sky Breaks” – Scott Nicolay
“Mirror Bias” – Craig L. Gidney
“Boisea trivittata” – Anya Martin
“Rock n’ Roll Death Squad” – Michael Cisco
“Alligator Point” – S.P. Miskowski
“Stranger in the House” – Jeffrey Thomas
“SPARAGMOS” – Christopher Slatsky
“Banishments” – Richard Gavin
​​​​​​​“The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun” – Michael Griffin
“Live Through This” – Nadia Bulkin
“Distant Dark Places” – Gemma Files

Trade Paperback art: Yves Tourigny
Deluxe Hardcover art: Marcela Bolívar

I racconti della biblioteca fantastica


Di prossima uscita per la casa editrice Cliquot, I racconti della biblioteca fantastica di Icilio Bianchi, misterioso giornalista e scrittore dei primi del Novecento.

Il volume, in formato ebook, sarà disponibile dal 18 luglio ed è l’ottavo volume della Collana Generi di Cliquot.

Per maggiori informazioni sui contenuti e sull’autore, visitate il sito dell’Editore.


I racconti della biblioteca fantastica, the latest volume in the series Generi by Cliquot, will be published on July the 18th. The volume, available in digital version, is a collection of short stories by the mysterious Italian journalist and writer Icilio Bianchi. More details on the Publisher’s official website.


La Ballata di Black Tom vince lo Shirley Jackson Award

Sono stati annunciati poco fa i vincitori degli Shirley Jackson Awards 2016, che potete leggere qui di seguito. Siamo felici di presentare le nostre congratulazioni a Victor LaValle, vincitore con La Ballata di Black Tom come miglior romanzo breve (pubblicato da Edizioni Hypnos in italiano nella collana Visioni), e a tutti i vincitori!

We are happy to announce that The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle just won the Shirley Jackson Awards for best novella. The volume was recently published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos. 

Congratulations to all winners!

list of winners 2016


Foxlowe, Eleanor Wasserberg (Fourth Estate-UK/Penguin Books-US)
The Girls, Emma Cline (Random House)
I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid (Gallery/Scout)
Lily, Michael Thomas Ford (Lethe)
Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow)
The Wonder, Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)


The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson (
“Maggots,” Nina Allan (Five Stories High)
Muscadines, S.P. Miskowski (Dunhams Manor)
The Sadist’s Bible, Nicole Cushing (01 Publishing)
The Warren, Brian Evenson (


“Andy Kaufman Creeping Through the Trees,” Laird Barron (Autumn Cthulhu)
“Angel, Monster, Man,” Sam J. Miller (Nightmare Magazine)
“Breaking Water,” Indrapramit Das (
“The Night Cyclist,” Stephen Graham Jones (
“Presence,” Helen Oyeyemi (What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours)
“Waxy,” Camilla Grudova (Granta)


“Animal Parts,” Irenosen Okojie (Speak, Gigantular)
“The Apartments,” Karen Heuler (Other Places)
“Postcards from Natalie,” Carrie Laben (The Dark)
“Red,” Katie Knoll (Masters Review)
“Things With Beards,” Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld)


Almost Insentient, Almost Divine, D.P. Watt (Undertow)
Furnace, Livia Llewellyn (Word Horde)
Greener Pastures, Michael Wehunt (Shock Totem)
A Natural History of Hell, Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer Press)
We Show What We Have Learned, Clare Beams (Lookout)


Autumn Cthulhu, edited by Mike Davis (Lovecraft eZine Press)
The Madness of Dr. Caligari, edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (Fedogan and Bremer )
The Starlit Wood, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe (Saga Press )
Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories, edited by Kelsi Morris and Kaitlin Tremblay (Exile Editions)
An Unreliable Guide to London, edited by Kit Caless and Gary Budden (Influx Press)





I racconti di Lovecraft in audiobook!

La HPLHS (H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society) ha annunciato il preorder per l’edizione audio di tutti i racconti del Maestro di Providence, basata sui testi di S.T. Joshi: The complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft – an audio book, sarà disponibile dal 22 agosto sul sito ufficiale della Society.

Tre i formati a disposizione degli appassionati: Collector’ s Edition, tutta l’opera all’interno di una speciale chiavetta USB con il profilo di Lovecraft; Complete collection, per il download diretto, e Selected Tales, una selezione di undici racconti.

Per coloro che effettueranno il preorder prima del 20 agosto, saranno disponibili dei contenuti bonus esclusivi.



The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has produced an audio recording of all of Lovecraft’s stories, working from texts prepared by Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi: The complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft – an audio book, now in pre-order.

The collection, available from August 22th, comes in three different formats: Collector’s Edition, packaged in a custom designed faux library book with a custom designed 16Gb USB flash drive; the Complete collection, available via digital download; and Selected Tales, featuring eleven downloadable stories.

Customers who will pre-order before August the 20th, will receive special exclusive bonuses.



L’universo e Fritz Leiber


La Casa Editrice Cliquot annuncia la prossima pubblicazione del saggio L’universo e Fritz Leiber.Viaggio critico nella carriera letteraria di un maestro del fantastico, di Federico Cenci.

Il volume, che sarà disponibile solamente in ebook e fuori collana, ripercorre la carriera letteraria di Leiber dai racconti di gioventù alle ultime opere, in un percorso attraverso i generi della fantascienza e dell’horror.


Cliquot  announced the publication of a critical essay on Fritz Leiber’s literary world: L’universo e Fritz Leiber.Viaggio critico nella carriera letteraria di un maestro del fantastico, by Federico Cenci.

The volume, available only in digital edition, will follow Leiber’s carreer from the early stories to the last and darkest ones, on his literary path through science fiction and horror.