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Sulle tracce del Wendigo

Disponibile sul sito web Weird Studies un interessante podcast sul weird ispirato ai grandi spazi aperti del Nord America del racconto “The Wendigo” di Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951).

I due narratori, Phil Ford e J.F. Martel, ripercorrono insieme le ispirazioni indigene e folkloristiche di questo racconto sulla natura selvaggia e misteriosa del Canada attraverso le parole dello scrittore inglese. Un viaggio, come si legge sul sito, “da ascoltare in solitudine davanti al fuoco”.

Il podcast è disponibile a questo link.

Phil Ford and J. F. Martel follows the footsteps of Algernon Blackwood’s weird mood through the vast expanses of Canadian wilderness, in this podcast about his short story “The Wendigo”, where the writer combines the beliefs of the Indigenous peoples of the Eastern Woodlands with the folktales of his native Britain. An episode “best enjoyed in solitude, by a campfire”.

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

Il mondo pieno di mostri di VanDerMeer

EA43578A-53F3-483C-B53E-78FA3C8F6FACSul sito della Casa Editrice americana, specializzata in testi di fantascienza e  fantastico, è disponibile per i lettori un racconto di Jeff VanDerMeer intitolato “This world is full of monsters”.

Jeff VanDerMeer è stato pubblicato in Italia da Einaudi (Trilogia dell’Area X) ed Elara (La città dei santi e dei folli), e un suo racconto è contenuto anche nell’antologia Nuovi Incubi di Edizioni Hypnos.


A full story by Jeff VanderMeer, “This world is full of monsters”, is now available for the readers on

The Author was published in Italian by Einaudi (Trilogia dell’Area X) and Elara (La città dei santi e dei folli), and in the anthology un Nuovi Incubi by Edizioni Hypnos.

This Is Horror incontra Victor LaValle

L’ospite della puntata #161 di This Is Horror, il celebre podcast inglese dedicato alla letteratura weird e horror, è lo scrittore Victor LaValle.

Durante la puntata LaValle discute dell’ultimo romanzo The Changeling, dLa ballata di Black Tom (pubblicata in Italia da Edizioni Hypnos), di H.P.Lovecraft, del concetto di horror e molto altro.


In the episode #161 of This Is Horror podcast, Victor LaValle talks about his latest novel The Changeling, his novella The Ballad of Black Tom (published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos), H.P.Lovecraft, the popular misconceptions about horror and much more.


Podcast con John Langan

IMG_3155John Langan parla del suo ultimo romanzo, The Fisherman, al podcast di This is Horror.

Nella puntata anche le sue riflessioni su come “allenare” la mente per le buone idee e la scrittura creativa.

Il podcast è disponibile a questo link.


John Langan talks on This Is Horror’s podcast about his last novel, The Fisherman, how to train the mind for good ideas and creative writing.

The podcast is available at this link.



I vincitori dei Locus Award 2017

IMG_2549La Locus Science Fiction Foundation ha annunciato i vincitori dell’edizione 2017 dei Locus Awards.

Il premio viene assegnato annualmente sulla base dei voti online di una selezione di lettori.

Segnaliamo in particolar modo la vittoria di Ellen Datlow nella categoria Miglior Curatore, e Alyssa Wong nella categoria Miglior Romanzo breve.

A quesfo link è disponibile la lista completa dei vincitori per categoria.


The 2017 Locus Awards winners were announced yesterday during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle by the Locus Science Fiction Foundation.

The winners are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll. 

Between all the winners, we would like to point out Ellen Datlow, winner for Best Curator, and Alyssa Wong, winner for Best Novelette.

The full list of the winners is available at this link.


Herbert West: Re-animator in Rete

IMG_2540Un progetto tutto italiano, quello di Herbert West: Re-animator, una web-serie di prossima pubblicazione online.

Il progetto del regista emiliano Ivan Zuccon, ispirato all’omonimo romanzo di H.P.Lovecraft, vedrà la luce entro il mese di settembre 2017, e prevede per il momento una web serie che sarà poi seguita da una serie TV e da un film: la prima stagione della web-serie sarà visibile gratuitamente su tutti i canali web, online e in streaming.

Maggiori informazioni sulla pagina Facebook ufficiale della serie.



Coming soon, the first season of a web serie inspired by a great H.P.Lovecraft’s novel: Herbert West: Re-animator.

It is an Italian project by Ivan Zuccon, available online for free from September 2017, and it will be a modular project in time, starting now as a web serie and designed to be a TV serie and a movie.

More informations the official Facebook page.

Offerte speciali su PS Publishing

Grandi offerte sul sito di PS Publishing, per gli appassionati di letteratura fantastica:  tutti i libri sono in vendita da 1£ in su, anche le edizioni limitate e autografate.

Fantascienza, fantasy, horror e autori come Ramsey Campbell, Brian W. Aldiss, Richard Christian Matheson e molti altri, fino a esaurimento scorte.


This is a great opportunity for readers: PS Publishing offers a big clearance of its titles, limited editions, hardcovers, signed edition from only 1£, while stocks last.

Fantasy, science fiction, horror and Authors like Ramsey Campbell, Brian W. Aldiss, Richard Christian Matheson and many more.

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.




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.


Le donne del Weird

img_1697In occasione dei festeggiamenti per l’ottavo anno del “Women In Horror Month”, Weird Fiction Review celebra le miglior 14 scrittrici weird con i racconti pubblicati on line a partire dal 2014 sul proprio sito.

Un’occasione unica per leggere alcune tra le più interessanti proposte weird al femminile.

Tra le autrici presenti: Kelly Link, Leena Krohn, Livia Llewellyn, Anne-Sylvie Salzman.



To celebrate the 8th annual “Women in Horror Month”, Weird Fiction Review compiled a list of some of their favorite horror short stories published on the website by women writers since 2014. 

A great chance to read some of the most interesting Weird writers like, just to name a few, Kelly Link, Leena Krohn, Livia Llewellyn, Anne-Sylvie Salzman.