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È con profonda tristezza che apprendiamo la scomparsa di Giuseppe Lippi, la persona che ha contribuito maggiormente alla diffusione del fantastico in Italia in decine di modi diversi e a cui tutti gli appassionati di weird e fantastico sono per sempre debitori.
Una perdita che ci tocca profondamente, una figura di riferimento, un collaboratore inestimabile, un amico.
Andrea Vaccaro -Edizioni Hypnos
La World Fantasy Award Administration ha annunciato le nominations del World Fantasy Award 2018.
I vincitori saranno premiati durante la World Fantasy Convention che si terrà dal 1 al 4 novembre a Baltimore, Maryland.
Qui sotto la lista completa delle nominations.
The World Fantasy Award Administration has announced the World Fantasy Award nominations for 2018.
The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention, 1-4 November, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The full list of the nominations follows.
For 2018, the Life Achievement Award will be presented to:
- Charles de Lint
- Elizabeth Wollheim
- The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)
- Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley (Saga Press)
- The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Saga Press)
- Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (Bond Street Books CA/Knopf US/riverrun UK)
- The Changeling by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau/Canongate Press UK)
- Jade City by Fonda Lee (Orbit)
LONG FICTION 10,000 to 40,000 words
- The Teardrop Method by Simon Avery (TTA Press)
- In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications)
- Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com)
- Passing Strange by Ellen Klages (Tor.com)
- The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (Tor.com)
SHORT FICTION under 10,000 words
- “Old Souls” by Fonda Lee (Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy)
- “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex Magazine, Aug. 2017)
- “The Birding: A Fairy Tale” by Natalia Theodoridou (Strange Horizons, Dec. 18, 2017)
- “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2017)
- “Carnival Nine” by Caroline Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 11, 2017)
ANTHOLOGY multiple author original or reprint single or multiple editors
- The New Voices of Fantasy, edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman (Tachyon Publications)
- Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow (Pegasus Books)
- The Book of Swords, edited by Gardner Dozois (Bantam Books US/Harper Voyager UK)
- The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin (Solaris)
- The Best of Subterranean edited by William Schafer (Subterranean Press)
COLLECTION single author/team original or reprint single or multiple editors
- Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages (Tachyon Publications)
- Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press/Serpent’s Tail UK)
- Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers by Tim Powers (Baen Books)
- Tender: Stories by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
- The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen (Tachyon Publications)
- Gregory Manchess
- Victo Ngai
- Omar Rayyan
- Rima Staines
- Fiona Staples
SPECIAL AWARD PROFESSIONAL
- Harry Brockway, Patrick McGrath, and Danel Olson for Writing Madness(Centipede Press)
- C.C. Finlay, for F&SF editing
- Irene Gallo, for Art Direction at Tor Books and Tor.com
- Greg Ketter, for DreamHaven Books
- Leslie Klinger, for The New Annotated Frankenstein (Liveright Publishing Corp.)
SPECIAL AWARD NON-PROFESSIONAL
- Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
- Justina Ireland and Troy L. Wiggins, for FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction.
- Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R Albert, for PodCastle.
- Ray B. Russell and Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
- Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine
Quali sono le declinazioni del rapporto tra Howard P. Lovecraft e il Giappone in letteratura, anime, manga, cinema, mondo dei giochi e quant’altro? Questo il tema di un interessante saggio a cura di Gianluca di Fratta e pubblicato da Società Editrice La Torre.
Lovecraft e il Giappone. Letteratura, cinema, manga, anime prende in considerazione l’intero corpus lovecraftiano e la sua mitologia, analizzando le connessioni che si sono create nel tempo con la cultura giapponese moderna.
Il volume sarà in vendita sul sito dell’editore a partire dal 15 maggio.
Società Editrice La Torre will publish soon, on May 15th, an interesting essay about the influence of H.P.Lovecraft in modern japanese culture, edited by Gianluca di Fratta.
Lovecraft e il Giappone. Letteratura, cinema, manga, anime follows the works of the American writer and his mythology in japanese literature, movies, anime, manga, games and so on. The volume will be published on May the 15th.
Sono stati annnunciati i finalisti degli Hugo Awards 2018, il premio annuale per i migliori lavori di fantascienza e fantastico assegnato durante la Worldcon.
I vincitori saranno proclamati il 19 agosto a San José, California, durante la 76a edizione della World Science Fiction Convention.
Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.
The finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San José, California, on August 19th. You can read the full list below.
The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi (Tor)
New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
Provenance, by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)
Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
All Systems Red, by Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
“And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny, March/April 2017)
Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)
The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)
Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.Com Publishing)
River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey (Tor.com Publishing)
“Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny, July-August 2017)
“Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com, February 15, 2017)
“The Secret Life of Bots,” by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, September 2017)
“A Series of Steaks,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld, January 2017)
“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time,” by K.M. Szpara (Uncanny, May/June 2017)
“Wind Will Rove,” by Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s, September/October 2017)
Best Short Story
“Carnival Nine,” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 2017)
“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny, September 2017)
“Fandom for Robots,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny, September/October 2017)
“The Martian Obelisk,” by Linda Nagata (Tor.com, July 19, 2017)
“Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon, (Uncanny, May/June 2017)
“Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience™,” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex, August 2017)
The Books of the Raksura, by Martha Wells (Night Shade)
The Divine Cities, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway)
InCryptid, by Seanan McGuire (DAW)
The Memoirs of Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan (Tor US / Titan UK)
The Stormlight Archive, by Brandon Sanderson (Tor US / Gollancz UK)
World of the Five Gods, by Lois McMaster Bujold (Harper Voyager / Spectrum Literary Agency)
Best Related Work
Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoe Quinn (PublicAffairs)
Iain M. Banks (Modern Masters of Science Fiction), by Paul Kincaid (University of Illinois Press)
A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison, by Nat Segaloff (NESFA Press)
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal (Twelfth Planet Press)
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Liz Bourke (Aqueduct Press)
Best Graphic Story
Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De
Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed, illustrated by Christian Ward, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Marvel)
Landro and Taki Soma, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
My Favorite Thing is Monsters, written and illustrated by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Paper Girls, Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher (Image Comics)
Saga, Volume 7, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Blade Runner 2049, written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Alcon Entertainment / Bud Yorkin Productions / Torridon Films / Columbia Pictures)
Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele (Blumhouse Productions / Monkeypaw Productions / QC Entertainment)
The Shape of Water, written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, directed by Guillermo del Toro (TSG Entertainment / Double Dare You / Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson (Lucasfilm, Ltd.)
Thor: Ragnarok, written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost; directed by Taika Waititi (Marvel Studios)
Wonder Woman, screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, directed by Patty Jenkins (DC Films / Warner Brothers)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Black Mirror: “USS Callister,” written by William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, directed by Toby Haynes (House of Tomorrow)
“The Deep” [song], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)
Doctor Who: “Twice Upon a Time,” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay (BBC Cymru Wales)
The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit,” written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
The Good Place: “The Trolley Problem,” written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, directed by Dean Holland (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
Star Trek: Discovery: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” written by Aron Eli Coleite & Jesse Alexander, directed by David M. Barrett (CBS Television Studios)
Best Editor, Short Form
John Joseph Adams
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Best Editor, Long Form
Sheila E. Gilbert
Diana M. Pho
Best Professional Artist
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor-in-chief and publisher Scott H. Andrews
The Book Smugglers, edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James
Escape Pod, edited by Mur Lafferty, S.B. Divya, and Norm Sherman, with assistant editor Benjamin C. Kinney
Fireside Magazine, edited by Brian White and Julia Rios; managing editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry; special feature editor Mikki Kendall; publisher & art director Pablo Defendini
Strange Horizons, edited by Kate Dollarhyde, Gautam Bhatia, A.J. Odasso, Lila Garrott, Heather McDougal, Ciro Faienza, Tahlia Day, Vanessa Rose Phin, and the Strange Horizons staff
Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Julia Rios; podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
Galactic Journey, edited by Gideon Marcus
Journey Planet, edited by Team Journey Planet
nerds of a feather, flock together, edited by The G, Vance Kotrla, and Joe Sherry
Rocket Stack Rank, edited by Greg Hullender and Eric Wong
SF Bluestocking, edited by Bridget McKinney
The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
Fangirl Happy Hour, presented by Ana Grilo and Renay William
Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts; produced by Andrew Finch
Sword and Laser, presented by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt
Verity!, presented by Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, and Tansy Rayner Roberts
Best Fan Writer
Best Fan Artist
Grace P. Fong
Likhain (M. Sereno)
Appuntamento a Lucca domenica 25 marzo alle ore 11 durante l’evento Collezionando 2018, con uno speciale incontro della Weird Squad composta da Adriano Barone, Andrea Vaccaro, Roberto Savoini e Sandro Capone e il moderatore dell’evento Luca Tarenzi, che presenteranno al pubblico un’originale e insolita conferenza sul Maestro di Providence, “Viral H.P. Lovecraft”.
Da un progetto di Fantarona, la fiera del fantastico del Lago Maggiore, una tavola rotonda sulla “viralità” di Lovecraft ai giorni nostri, dalle origini dell’orrore indescrivibile fino al sipario “Lovecraft nel cassonetto”.
Segnaliamo anche l’incontro “Frankenstein, tra scienza e immaginario”, domenica 25 marzo alle ore 12, con Marco Ciardi e Pier Luigi Gaspa.
Collezionando, appuntamento con il fumetto da collezione e altri mondi collaterali, giunto alla sua terza edizione, si terrà il 24 e 25 marzo 2018 al Polo Fiere di Lucca.
Save the date for two interesting lectures on fantastic and weird literature at the event Collezionando 2018, to be held in Lucca from 24 to 25 March:
-Sunday 25th at 11 am, the Weird Squad (Luca Tarenzi, Adriano Barone, Andrea Vaccaro, Roberto Savoini and Sandro Capone) will present “Viral H.P.Lovecraft”, an irreverent and interesting conference about the viral phenomenon of the Master of Providence.
-Sunday 25th March at 12 am, the book launch of “Frankenstein, tra scienza e immaginario” by Marco Ciardi and Pier Luigi Gaspa.
Sono stati assegnati ieri 3 marzo, durante la StokerCon 2018 a Providence, i Bram Stoker Awards 2017 per le migliori opere horror dell’ultimo anno.
Le nostre congratulazioni a tutti i vincitori e in particolare ad Alessandro Manzetti e Independent Legions per il premio speciale Press Award.
Qui sotto la lista completa per categoria.
Superior Achievement in a Novel
Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)
Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Cabeen, Robert Payne – Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Liggett, Kim – The Last Harvest (Tor Teen)
Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Duffey, Damian and Butler, Octavia E. – Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts)
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mapping the Interior (Tor.com)
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Mannetti, Lisa – “Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse) (13Thirty Books)
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Hill, Joe – Strange Weather (William Morrow)
Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Peele, Jordan – Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment)
Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Murano, Doug – Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books)
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Sng, Christina – A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
The Bram Stoker Awards 2017 were assigned yesterday at StokerCon 2018 in Providence. See above the full list of the winners.
We would like to congratulate all the winners and especially Alessandro Manzetti and Independent Legions for the Specialty Press Award.
Appuntamento da non perdere a Londra per tutti gli appassionati di horror, giovedi 15 febbraio 2018, per uno speciale incontro con il celebre scrittore britannico Ramsey Campbell, organizzato dal Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies.
Durante l’evento infatti Ramsey Campbell parlerà della sua vita, della sua carriera e delle sue idee, rispondendo alle domande del pubblico, con l’amico scrittore e curatore Stephen Jones.
Maggiori informazioni a questo link.
The Miskatonic Institute for Horror Studies presents a special event with Ramsey Campbell, ”Britain’s most respected living horror writer” as the The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes him, on the evening of February 15th in London.
For this exclusive event, Ramsey Campbell will discuss his life, his career and his ideology with his friend and colleague, award-winning editor and writer Stephen Jones, with a Q&A session with the audience, a great opportunity for all horror fans!
More informations on the event and the booking at this link.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, celebre autrice di letteratura fantasy e fantascientifica, è deceduta lo scorso lunedì 22 gennaio a Portland, Oregon, all’età di 88 anni.
Vincitrice di cinque premi Hugo e sei Nebula, nei suoi lavori ha toccato temi importanti relativi alla condizione umana, come femminismo e pacifismo, oltre a mostrare una notevole abilità nella creazione di mondi fantastici credibili e appassionanti.
Prolifica scrittrice, scrisse il suo primo racconto all’età di nove anni e il suo celebre “Ciclo di Earthsea” fu portato anche al cinema e alla televisione (I racconti di Terramare, 2006, e la miniserie TV Earthsea, 2004), benchè l’Autrice non abbia alla fine apprezzato nessuno dei due adattamenti.
La Biblioteca del Congresso l’ha dichiarata “leggenda vivente” nel 2000, per il suo importante contributo alla cultura americana.
Tantissimi i messaggi di cordoglio e di tributo da parte dei colleghi scrittori e amici come Stephen King, Neil Gaiman e moltissimi altri.
It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
— The Left Hand of Darkness, 1969.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, famous American author of fantasy and science fiction literature, died at 88 last Monday in Portland, Oregon.
She won five Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards and was a prolific writer, starting her career with the first shirt story at the early age of nine.
In her works, describing fantastic yet realistic worlds, she deeply explored the human condition and her famous Earthsea series was adapted for film (Tales from Earthsea, 2006) and television (Legends of Earthsea, 2004), but Le Guin found the results disappointing.
The US Library of Congress designated Le Guin a Living Legend in 2000, for her significant contribution to America’s cultural heritage.
Many of her fellow writers and friends, as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and more, shared online their affection in the last days.
I vincitori dei British Fantasy Awards 2017 sono stati annunciati ieri durante la FantasyCon2017 a Peterborough, UK.
Congratulazioni a tutti i vincitori! In particolare segnaliamo il Premio come miglior Artista al nostro Daniele Serra, quello per miglior Romanzo Breve a Victor LaValle per “The Ballad of Black Tom”, di recente pubblicato in Italia da Edizioni Hypnos, e quello per miglior Romanzo Horror a Paul Tremblay.
Qui di seguito, riportiamo la lista dei premi con i rispettivi vincitori.
The winners of the 2017 British Fantasy Awards were announced during a ceremony FantasyCon 2017 on Sunday, October 1st in Peterborough, UK. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
We are happy to highlight the victory of our Daniele Serra for Best Artist, Victor LaValle for Best Novella with “The Ballad of Black Tom”, recently published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos, and Paul Tremblay for Best Horror Novel.
Here follows the complete list of Awards and winners!
Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer
Erika L Satifka, for Stay Crazy
Best Magazine / Periodical
The Geek Feminist Revolution – Kameron Hurley
Best Comic / Graphic Novel
Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening – Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
Best Independent Press
People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction ed. Lightspeed Magazine
Some Will Not Sleep – Adam Nevill
Best Film / Television Production
The Ballad of Black Tom – Victor LaValle
Best Short Fiction
“White Rabbit” – Georgina Bruce
August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock – Paul Tremblay
Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel
The Tiger and the Wolf – Adrian Tchaikovsky
Karl Edward Wagner Award (for an “important contribution to the genre or the Society”)
The Legends of Fantasy Con Award
David & Sandra Sutton
Il Comune, la Biblioteca e l’Ufficio Cultura del Comune di Vaglia, il Parco Mediceo di Pratolino, con il patrocinio della Città Metropolitana, in collaborazione con Stratagemma (Firenze), l’associazione Clavisomni e la Locanda di Villa Demidoff, organizzano la terza edizione della rassegna “Il Richiamo di Lovecraft“, un’intera giornata dedicata a Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
L’evento, a ingresso gratuito, si terrà Sabato 30 Settembre dalle ore 10 alle ore 20 presso la locanda de Il Parco Mediceo di Pratolino, e offre un programma intenso e variegato di conferenze, workshop, giochi a tema e laboratori didattici, e persino una escape room.
“Il richiamo di Lovecraft” is a full day dedicated to Howard Phillips Lovecraft, with a full program (see above for details) of panels, games, workshops and much more. The event will be held in Pratolino, Vaglia (Firenze) on Sept. 30th, from 10 am to 8 pm and the admission is free.