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Il Nero Visibile di Ballingrud al cinema

73332620-FD24-4829-A2F7-D6928BD6E684Brad William Henke (Orange Is The New Black) e Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals) si sono uniti a Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson e Zazie Beetz  nel progetto cinematografico ancora senza titolo di Babak Anvari (previsto in uscita per il 2019), basato sul romanzo breve di Nathan Ballingrud The Visible Filth.

Nella storia, un barista di New Orleans vede la sua vita sconvolta da una serie di inspiegabili e inquietanti eventi dopo aver ritrovato un cellulare nel suo bar.

Il romanzo di  Ballingrud è stato pubblicato in Italia da Edizioni Hypnos con il titolo Il Nero Visibile, nella collana Visioni.



Brad William Henke (Orange Is The New Black) and Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals) have joined Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, and Zazie Beetz in the yet to be titled Babak Anvari movie project (to be released in 2019), based on Nathan Ballingrud’s The Visible Filth.

The story follows a New Orleans bartender who, after picking up a cell phone left behind in his bar, experiences a series of disturbing and inexplicable events begin to unravel his life.

Ballingrud’s novella was published in Italian by Edizioni Hypnos with the title Il Nero Visibile, in the Visioni series.


This is Horror Awards 2017: i vincitori

Qui di seguito la lista dei vincitori, per categoria, dei This Is Horror Awards 2017, scelti dai votanti sull’omonimo sito inglese specializzato in letteratura weird e horror.
Maggiori informazioni a questo link.
Novel of the Year: I Wish I Was Like You, by S.P. Miskowski
Novella of the Year: Mapping The Interior, by Stephen Graham Jones
Short Story Collection of the Year: Behold The Void, by Philip Fracassi
Anthology of the Year: Looming Low Volume 1, edited by Justin Steele and Sam Cowan
Fiction Magazine of the Year: Black Static
Publisher of the Year: Crystal Lake Publishing
Fiction Podcast of the Year: Pseudopod
Nonfiction Podcast of the Year: The Horror Show with Brian Keene




Here the list of the winners of the This is Horror Awards 2017, voted online by the readers of the famous English website dedicated to weird and horror literature.
More infos at this link.

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

Viral H.P. Lovecraft a Collezionando

370487A1-8B74-4C59-A255-B8F42EF808C4Appuntamento 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.

La Ricerca Onirica di Vellitt Boe ora in preorder!

9F12D66D-984E-47D1-82C7-4D4E98182F3CLa Ricerca Onirica di Vellitt Boe di Kij Johnson uscirà ufficialmente nelle librerie il 15 marzo, nella collana Visioni di Edizioni Hypnos; il volume è già disponibile per il preorder sul sito dell’Editore.

In omaggio, solo per chi effettuerà l’ordine da oggi al 14 marzo e fino a esaurimento scorte, una cartolina raffigurante i Gatti di Ulthar, della serie Astounding Lovecraftian Creatures dell’artista Ivo Torello!

E non è tutto: per i veri Sognatori, un set di cartoline speciali, in edizione limitata e sempre a opera di Ivo Torello, raffiguranti le principali Creature del Sogno descritte nel meraviglioso libro di Kij Johnson: gatti di Ulthar, ghoul, ghast, gug e gli insidiosi zoog!, acquistabili separatamente oppure insieme al volume.

La Ricerca Onirica di Vellitt Boe (The Dreamquest of Vellitt Boe) by Kij Johnson will be available in bookstores from March 15th, in the Visioni series by Edizioni Hypnos; the volume is already available for preorder on the Publisher’s website.

Those who will preorder the book from now until March 14th will receive also a special postcard of the Cats of Ulthar, from the Astounding Lovecraftian Creatures by Ivo Torello.

And for the True Dreamers, a special set of cards, also by Ivo Torello, representing the main Creatures of the Dreamlands as depicted in Kij Johnson’s novella, in limited edition: the cats of Ulthar, the gug, the ghast, the ghoul and the insidious zoog, available with the book or separately.

Bram Stoker Awards 2017: i vincitori

IMG_2137Sono 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 (

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)


A9C1D519-91B0-45EF-A884-1B262797D73FThe 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.

A tutto Poe

759A9CB7-C4E4-40CF-BB85-A08ACA9A8309Due notizie interessanti per gli estimatori di Edgar Allan Poe:

-È disponibile da oggi 1 marzo per Tartarus Press il volume
The Macabre Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, con illustrazioni di Harry Clarke e introduzione di  Brian Stableford. In edizione limitata di 400 copie. Maggiori informazioni a questo link.

-È invece in via di pubblicazione, data prevista il 10 aprile, il volume Obscura. Tutti i racconti, sempre del maestro dell’horror, per la collana I Draghi Mondadori, a cura di Giuseppe Lippi. Mille pagine illustrate con tutti i racconti di Edgar Allan Poe, prefazione di H.P. Lovecraft, filmografia fotografica a cura di Alfredo Castelli e un’appendice bibliografica a cura di Andrea Vaccaro.


C79A439C-B8A0-467E-BB9E-91E1A54264ABTwo interesting volumes are being published in the next two months, for the fans of Edgar Allan Poe:

The Macabre Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (available from March 1st) by Tartarus Press, with illustrations by Harry Clarke, and a new Introduction by Brian Stableford. It is limited to 400 numbered copies. More informations at this link.

Obscura. Tutti i racconti (available from April 10th) by I Draghi Mondadori, edited by Giuseppe Lippi, with introduction by H.P.Lovecraft, a huge filmography by Alfredo Castelli and bibliography by Andrea Vaccaro.



Un frammento di vita e Il Popolo Bianco di Arthur Machen

2303AE3D-8F86-45D0-BD31-423C0A114AFDOra disponibile nelle principali librerie Un Frammento di Vita/Il Popolo Bianco, l’ultimo volume della collana Biblioteca dell’Immaginario di Edizioni Hypnos, interamente dedicato alle opere di Arthur Machen.

Il volume contiene due inediti in italiano, Un Frammento di Vita e il racconto “Un Doppio Ritorno”, e il capolavoro dello scrittore gallese Il Popolo Bianco, ed è disponibile sia in versione cartacea che digitale.

Segnaliamo la presentazione ufficiale che si terrà sabato 3 marzo alle ore 16 a Pavia, al Mondadori Bookstore, nell’anniversario della nascita dell’Autore, con la partecipazione di Andrea Vaccaro e Giuseppe Lippi.



E3F935D0-AEEE-48AA-ADB0-741E21D66DB1It is now available in bookstores the last volume in the Biblioteca dell’Immaginario series by Edizioni Hypnos, Un Frammento di Vita/Il Popolo Bianco, dedicated to the great writer Arthur Machen. 

The volume presents two works unpublished in Italian, Un Frammento di Vita and the shirt story “Un Doppio Ritorno” and also Machen’s masterpiece, Il Popolo Bianco, in paper and digital edition.

The book launch will be held on Saturday, 3rd March, on the Anniversary of Machen’s birthday, at the Mondadori Bookstore in Pavia, at 16 p.m.



This Spectacular Darkness

C495BF4C-91AC-452F-9CC2-6C04F86CA3C3Segnaliamo il volume This Spectacular Darkness edito da Tartarus Press, una interessante raccolta di saggi di Joel Lane su autori del fantastico come Cornell Woolrich, Ramsey Campbell, H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligottti, Fritz Leiber e Robert Aickman.

Disponibile anche in formato digitale sul sito dell’editore e su Amazon.


717138AA-0C3D-479D-BB02-247127501780Tartarus Press published a very interesting volume with essays by Joel Lane on the leading figures in twentieth-century dark literature, including Cornell Woolrich, Ramsey Campbell, H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligottti, Fritz Leiber and Robert Aickman.

This Spectacular Darkness, this is the title of the volume, is also available in e-book, on the publisher’s website and on Amazon.