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Lovecraft e il Giappone

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.




The Dinosaur Tourist in preorder

85097375-41E7-4160-A057-5C167294EF1AÈ disponibile per il preorder sul sito di Subterranean Press la nuova antologia di racconti della scrittrice Caitlín R. Kiernan, The Dinosaur Tourist.

Il volume, con copertina di Ray Troll e previsto per la pubblicazione a Novembre, raccoglie diciannove storie nelle quali nulla è ciò che sembra e le apparenze possono essere ingannevoli e disastrose, guidando gli incauti verso pazzia e morte.

Uno dei suoi racconti, “Houses under the sea”, sarà pubblicato prossimamente in Italia all’interno del numero 8 di Hypnos Magazine.

Qui sotto, l’indice completo dei racconti in anteprima.



In this new anthology by Caitlín R. Kiernan, nothing is only what it seems and tbe appearances can lead us all the way to madness and death and damnation. The Dinosaur Tourist collects nineteen tales of the unexpected and the uncanny and is already available for preorder on the Editor’s website.

Her story “Houses under the Sea” will be published in Italy in the next issue n.8 of Hypnos Magazine. 

Cover art by Ray Troll.

Table of Contents:

The Beginning of the Year Without a Summer
Far From Any Shore
The Cats of River Street (1925)
Elegy for a Suicide
The Road of Needles
Whilst the Night Rejoices Profound and Still
Ballad of an Echo Whisperer
The Cripple and the Starfish
Fake Plastic Trees
Whisper Road (Murder Ballad No. 9)
Animals Pull the Night Around Their Shoulders
Untitled Psychiatrist No. 2
Excerpts from An Eschatology Quadrille
Ballad of a Catamite Revolver
Untitled Psychiatrist No. 3
Albatross (1994)
Fairy Tale of Wood Street
The Dinosaur Tourist (Murder Ballad No. 11)
Objects in the Mirror

Hugo Awards 2018: i finalisti

4FA71905-498B-4664-8B15-258207278245Sono 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.


Best Novel

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)

Best Novella

All Systems Red, by Martha Wells ( Publishing)
“And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny, March/April 2017)
Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor ( Publishing)
The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang ( Publishing)
Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.Com Publishing)
River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey ( Publishing)

Best Novelette

“Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny, July-August 2017)
“Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee (, 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 (, 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)

Best Series

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
Neil Clarke
Lee Harris
Jonathan Strahan
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

Sheila E. Gilbert
Joe Monti
Diana M. Pho
Devi Pillai
Miriam Weinberg
Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

Galen Dara
Kathleen Jennings
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
Victo Ngai
John Picacio
Sana Takeda

Best Semiprozine

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

Best Fanzine

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

Best Fancast

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

Camestros Felapton
Sarah Gailey
Mike Glyer
Foz Meadows
Charles Payseur
Bogi Takács

Best Fan Artist

Geneva Benton
Grace P. Fong
Maya Hahto
Likhain (M. Sereno)
Spring Schoenhuth
Steve Stiles

Lovecraft secondo Gou Tanabe

80C88847-243F-477F-A4EE-EEBF77F9C13FJ-Pop Manga ha annunciato un nuovo volume dedicato alle opere di H.P. Lovecraft nella visione del celebre mangaka Gou Tanabe: L’abitatore del buio, racconto appartenente al Ciclo di Cthulhu e pubblicato per la prima volta su Weird Tales nel Dicembre del 1936.

  • Gou Tanabe, classe 1975, è un noto appassionato di letteratura horror e non è nuovo all’interesse per l’orrore cosmico lovecraftiano, avendo già adattato a fumetti prima Il mastino e altre storie e poi Il colore venuto dallo spazio. 

Il volume sarà disponibile dal 24 gennaio 2018.


It will be available from January 24th the new volume by Gou Tanabe, a manga adaptation of The haunter in the dark by H.P. lovecraft: it is L’abitatore del buio, published by J-Pop Manga and following Il mastino e altre storie and Il colore venuto dallo spazio, also by Tanabe.


A Study in Emerald di Gaiman presto a fumetti!

EAC9EF29-2EDD-4ECA-A194-9099864AC260Dark Horse Comics ha annunciato l’adattamento a fumetti di Uno Studio in Smeraldo, breve racconto di Neil Gaiman che unisce i mondi di H.P.Lovecraft e quelli di Sherlock Holmes di Arthur Conan Doyle, vincitore di un Hugo Award e pubblicato per la prima volta in un’antologia nel 2003.

Il volume, A Study in Emerald, sarà adattato da Rafael Scavone, disegnato da Rafael Albuquerque e Dave Stewart e arriverà nelle fumetterie americane il 20 giugno 2018 in cartonato di 80 pagine.


Dark Horse Comics announced the adaptation into a graphic novel of Neil Gaiman’s short story A Study in Emerald, mesh-up between the lovecraftian world and the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 

The story will be adapted by Rafael Scavone, with art from Rafael Albuquerque and Dave Stewart and will be published in US in June 2018.

Ecco i vincitori dei British Fantasy Awards 2017

I vincitori dei British Fantasy Awards 2017 sono stati annunciati ieri durante la imageFantasyCon2017 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

Best Non-fiction

The Geek Feminist Revolution – Kameron Hurley

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening – Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Best Independent Press

Grimbold Press

Best Artist

Daniele Serra

Best Anthology

People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction ed. Lightspeed Magazine

Best Collection

Some Will Not Sleep – Adam Nevill

Best Film / Television Production


Best Novella

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”)

Jan Edwards

The Legends of Fantasy Con Award

David & Sandra Sutton






Il Richiamo di Lovecraft

IMG_3556Il 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.

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“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.

Lovecraft e il fantasy a FantArona

IMG_3293Segnaliamo questa interessante tavola rotonda, “Lovecraft e il Fantasy: che cosa ha preso e che cosa ci ha lasciato, dalle antiche mitologie a Stranger Things“, prevista all’interno della manifestazione FantArona che si terrà ad Arona, appunto, dal 16 al 17 settembre.

La tavola rotonda, condotta dallo scrittore Luca Tarenzi e alla quale parteciperà anche Andrea Vaccaro, fondatore e direttore di Edizioni Hypnos, si terrà all’Hotel Antares dalle ore 14 in poi. Edizioni Hypnos sarà presente anche nell’area espositiva con l’intero catalogo.

In programma anche presentazioni di libri e fumetti, gare di cosplay e molto altro a sfondo fantastico. Maggiori informazioni sul sito Facebook dell’evento.


Save the date: 16-17 September, at FantArona, the writer Luca Tarenzi will lead a panel discussion on “Lovecraft and the Fantasy“, with the participation of Andrea Vaccaro, founder and director of Edizioni Hypnos. The Publisher will be also present in the exhibition area with the whole catalogue.

The panel will be held in Arona, on the lake Maggiore, at the Hotel Antares, at 2p.m. of Saturday the 16th.

 More informations about the festival can be found on their Facebook page.

Dagon di H.P.Lovecraft a fumetti

IMG_3368Continua la pubblicazione delle trasposizioni a fumetti delle storie di H.P. Lovecraft per Nicola Pesce Editore. Dopo “Nyarlathotep“, è ora disponibile “Il tempio“, scritto da Rotomago e disegnato da Florent Calvez.

La storia é ispirata al racconto Dagon di H.P. Lovecraft, pubblicato sulla rivista The Vagrant nel 1919 e poi da Weird Tales, nel 1923. Nel testo, scritto in forma di ultimo resoconto lasciato Von Altberg-Ehrenstein, ufficiale del sottomarino tedesco U-29, si descrivono i fatti misteriosi seguiti al ritrovamento, sul corpo d’un marinaio, di una statua raffigurante la testa di una divinità, e la follia che si impadronirà dell’equipaggio.


IMG_3367“Il Tempio” is the title of the new comics version from Nicola Pesce Editore of H.P.Lovecraft’s works. The volume, written by Rotomago and art by Florent Calvez, is inspired by the story”Dagon”, where the discovery of a strange little statue of a divinity on the corpse of a mariner leads to a world of mysteries and madness.



I Salici di Blackwood a fumetti

IMG_3296In uscita il 25 ottobre, ma già ordinabile, la trasposizione a fumetti di uno dei grandi capolavori del weird, il racconto “I salici” di Algernon Blackwood, uno dei preferiti di H.P. Lovecraft.

Il racconto narra la storia di due donne avventurose, una Britannica e una Svedese, alle prese con strani e sconvolgenti orrori nell’Ungheria del 1907.

Il volume, a cura di Nathan Carson e Sam Ford, è edito da Floating World Comics.



Floating World Comics presents the readaptation by Nathan Caron and Sam Ford of the immortal novella “The willows” by Algernon Blackwood, one of H.P. Lovecraft’s favorites.

The story follows two adventurous women, one British, one Swedish, who encounter strange horrors in the Hungarian wilderness of 1907.

The volume, already available for preorder, is coming on October 25th.