Archivi categoria: Cultura

Lovecraft in Cine Books!

 

IMG_1767Ecco la nuova frontiera della lettura: i Cine Books, progettati per leggere i libri non solo attraverso le parole ma con immagini e video, in un mix sensoriale tra libro stampato e film.

Segnaliamo in particolare Hypnos, cine-book dell’omonimo racconto di H.P.Lovecraft, disponibile per iOS, Android e Amazon kindle.

Maggiori informazioni a questo link.

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Discover the new frontier of reading with the Cine Books, a new kind of storytelling entertainement that combines books and movies.

IMG_1770For the horror’s fans, there is Hypnos, the cine-book of H.P.Lovecraft’s short story, available for iOS, Android and Amazon kindle.

More informations at this link.

 

L’Orrore Cosmico si fa… dado!

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Un nuovo progetto Kickstarter per il Cultista ludico che c’è in voi: Elder Dice, tre set di dadi poliedrici, ispirati all’orrore cosmico di H.P.Lovecraft.

Rosso per il Grande Cthulhu, blu per il Segno degli Antichi a stella e verde per il Segno degli Antichi lovecraftiano, ogni set è contenuto in un tomo magnetico decorato a tema: accessori assolutamente indispensabili per tutti i giocatori appassionati delle atmosfere horror dei Miti.

 

img_1754The Dice are Right, on Kickstarter : discover the Elder Dice, a new project for the Cultist gamer. 

Each set of Elder Dice contains the complete set of nine polyhedral gaming dice: 1 four-sided die, 3 six-sided dice, 1 eight-sided die, 1 ten-sided die, 1 ten-sided percentile die, 1 twelve-sided die, and 1 twenty-sided die. Each is packaged in its own matching grimoire box with a magnetic closure.

 

 

 

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)

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)

Edizioni Hypnos al Salone della Cultura

Sabato 20 e domenica 21 gennaio: appuntamento con il mondo dell’editoria a Milano, al Salone della Cultura 2017.

L’evento si compone di due manifestazioni, Il Salone Internazionale del Libro Usato, dedicato ai libri di antiquariato e usati, e Milano Vende Libri, dedicato all’editoria indipendente, al quale sarà presente anche Edizioni Hypnos.

Vi aspettiamo quindi allo stand X7, in via Tortona 27, sabato 21 dalle 10 alle 19 e domenica 22 dalle 9 alle 18!

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Save the date: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th January, in Milan, you can breath books and literature at the event Salone della Cultura 2017.

Two conventions are held in the location in via Tortona 27, il Salone Internazionale del Libro Usato, for rare and second hand books, and Milano Vende Libri, for independent publishers. Edizioni Hypnos will be present at Milano Vende Libri, stand X7. 

 

 

 

H.P.Lovecraft’s Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition

img_1445È in uscita (febbraio 2017) per Hippocampus Press il quarto e conclusivo volume della nuova edizione critica delle opere di H.P. Lovecraft, H. P. Lovecraft’s Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition, curata da S.T. Joshi, che ripercorre la storia del testo di ogni racconto indicandone le diverse varianti.

Questo quarto volume raccoglie tutte le collaborazioni di Lovecraft, oltre all’indice di complessivo dell’opera.

In occasione dell’uscita del quarto volume, già disponibile per il pre-order, i primi tre volumi, acquistabili solo insieme in un unico set, sono proposti in offerta con uno sconto del 50%.

 

 

It is now available for preorder the fourth volume of H. P. Lovecraft’s Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition, by Hyppocampus Press and edited by S.T.Joshi.

This final collection includes all known revisions and collaborations undertaken by Lovecraft on behalf of his friends and clients.

To celebrate the fourth volume, the first three volumes, available exclusively as a set and collecting all of Lovecraft’s canonical tales, are now on sale at 50%.

Torna The Outer Dark in alta definizione

img_1387Nuovamente disponibile, e in alta definizione audio, uno dei più interessanti episodi del celebre podcast sul weird, The Outer Dark.

In questo episodio del 2015, tavola rotonda sullo stato del weird con Laird Barron, Scott Nicolay e Justin Steele.

Un’occasione unica per addentrarsi nei meandri del weird.

Qui il link per accedere al podcast.

 

The most interesting podcast about weird literature, The Outer Dark, is now available in high  audio definiton. Here the chance to listen again to one of the most captivating episodes, at this link, where Laird Barron and Justin Steele join the host Scott Nicolay in a roundtable about the state of the weird.

 

 

2016 WEIRD!

imageIl 2016 è stato un anno ricco di novità e sorprese per gli amanti del weird e dell’horror, soprattutto in Italia, a cominciare dalla presenza a Milano a Stranimondi 2016 di Ramsey Campbell, che ha presentato il suo ultimo romanzo lovecraftiano L’ultima rivelazione di Gla’aki.

L’editoria specializzata si è dimostrata vitale quanto mai: Edizioni Hypnos ha presentato una nuova collana (Visioni) e otto nuovi volumi tra modern e classic weird, dalla riscoperta della rivista pioniere Der Orchideengarten, sino alle proposte più moderne di autori come Livia Llewellyn e Simon Strantzas; Indipendent Legions ha arricchito il suo già nutrito catalogo con pubblicazioni dei maggiori esponenti dell’horror contemporaneo, come Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon e Robert McCammon, mentre Vincent Books ha dato il via a img_1378due nuove collane, New Breed e Miskatonic, dedicate al weird, all’horror e al fantastico italiano.

Infine il 2016 ha visto Alessandro Manzetti vincitore del prestigioso Bram Stoker Award per la miglior raccolta di poesie con Eden Underground.

Un 2016 veramente fantastico per un 2017 ancora più all’insegna del weird!

The year 2016 was rich in new and interesting surprises for the lovers of weird and horror literature, especially in Italy: let’s start with the appearence of Ramsey Campbell during Stranimondi 2016, and the book launch of his last lovecraftian novel, L’ultima rivelazione di Gla’aki.

Der OrkiWeird specialized publishers were really dynamic: Edizioni Hypnos started a new series (Visioni)  and published eight new volumes of classic and modern weird, from the rediscovery of the innovative magazine Der Orchideengarten, to the modern weird writers like Livia Llewellyn and Simon Strantzas; Indipendent Legions added some very famous Authors of contemporary horror to their catalogue, like Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon and Robert McCammon, and Vincent Books launched two new series, New Breed and Miskatonic, dedicated to weird, horror and fantastic literature.

Last but not least, Alessandro Manzetti won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for the best poetry collection, with Eden Underground.

What a fantastic 2016, a perfect start for an even better 2017 for weird literature! 

Robert Aickman online

img_1129Segnaliamo la comparsa di nuovo spazio on line dedicato a Robert Aickman, sotto l’egida della Tartarus Press, con biografia, bibliografia e notizie dedicate all’Autore.

All’interno del sito è anche possibile visionare il documentario dedicato a Robert Aickman, realizzato e prodotto R.B. Russell e Rosalie Parker, e disponibile in DVD all’interno del volume “The Strangers”, pubblicato nel 2015 dalla Tartarus Press.

Tartarus Press created a webspace fully dedicated to Robert Aickman, with his biography, books and news.

In the website the readers can also view the special documentary on Aickman, produced by R.B. Russell and Rosalie Parker, and available on DVD inside the volume “The Strangers”, published by Tartarus Press in 2015.

 

 

I vincitori del World Fantasy Awards 2016

 

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Sono stati annunciati i vincitori del World Fantasy Awards 2016, compresi i premi speciali alla carriera di David G. Harttwell e Andrzej Sapkowski.

La premiazione ha avuto luogo durante la World Fantasy Convention, svoltasi a Columbus, Ohio, dal 27 al 30 Ottobre.

Qui di seguito la lista delle nomination con i vincitori in grassetto.

 

 

 

The winners for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards have been announced, and include Lifetime Achievement recipients David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski. The awards were given at this year’s World Fantasy Convention, which took place from October 27-30 in Columbus, OH.

The full list of nominees follows, with winners in bold.


Novel

Winner: Anna Smaill, The Chimes (Sceptre)
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Knopf/Faber & Faber)
N. K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season (Orbit)
Naomi Novik, Uprooted (Del Rey Books/Macmillan UK)
K. J. Parker, Savages (Subterranean Press)
Paul Tremblay, A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow & Co.)

Long Fiction

Winner: Kelly Barnhill, The Unlicensed Magician (PS Publishing)
Usman T. Malik, “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn” (Tor.com, Apr. 22, 2015)
Kim Newman, “Guignol” (Horrorology, edited by Stephen Jones, Jo Fletcher Books)
Kelly Robson, “Waters of Versailles” (Tor.com, June 10, 2015)
Bud Webster, “Farewell Blues” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan./Feb. 2015)

Short Fiction

Winner: Alyssa Wong, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” (Nightmare magazine, Oct. 2015)
Selena Chambers, “The Neurastheniac” (Cassilda’s Song, ed. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Chaosium Inc)
Amal El-Mohtar, “Pockets” (Uncanny Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2015)
Sam J. Miller, “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” (Uncanny Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2015)
Tamsyn Muir, “The Deepwater Bride” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug. 2015)

Anthology

Winner: Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles, eds., She Walks in Shadows (Innsmouth Free Press)
Ellen Datlow, ed., The Doll Collection (Tor Books)
S. T. Joshi, ed., Black Wings IV: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror (PS Publishing)
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., ed., Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ King in Yellow Mythos (Chaosium Inc.)
Simon Strantzas, ed., Aickman’s Heirs (Undertow Publications)

Collection

Winner: C. S. E. Cooney, Bone Swans (Mythic Delirium Books)
Leena Krohn, Leena Krohn: Collected Fiction (Cheeky Frawg Books)
V. H. Leslie, Skein and Bone (Undertow Publications)
Kelly Link, Get in Trouble (Random House)
James Morrow, Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow (Wesleyan University Press)
Mary Rickert, You Have Never Been Here (Small Beer Press)

Artist

Winner: Galen Dara
Richard Anderson
Julie Dillon
Kathleen Jennings
Thomas S. Kuebler

Special Award – Professional

Winner: Stephen Jones, for The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre Book & Cinema Book Publishers)
Neil Gaiman, Dave Stewart, and J. H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo)
Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons, The Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places and History of the Bestselling Series (Tor Books)
Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre
Heather J. Wood, for Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (Stone Skin Press)

Special Award – Nonprofessional

Winner: John O’Neill, for Black Gate: Adventures in Fantasy Literature
Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
Jedediah Berry and Eben Kling, for The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards (Ninepin Press)
Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein, for Letters to Tiptree (Twelfth Planet Press)
Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine
Helen Young, for Tales After Tolkien Society