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The Thing di Carpenter diventa un gioco da tavolo

IMG_2150Gli appassionati del film culto di fantascienza di John Carpenter, The Thing, potranno ora rivivere attorno a un tavolo da gioco le esperienze vissute al cinema grazie al nuovissimo gioco da tavolo The Thing: Infection at outpost 31.

Il gioco, che prevede una meccanica a identità segrete alla ricerca del membro del team infettato dagli alieni, sarà pubblicato dalla casa editrice Mondo in collaborazione con USAopoly e disponibile in edizione normale da ottobre 2017, e successivamente in edizione speciale di 1982 copie.

 

Relive John Carpenter’s sci-fi cult classic in The Thing – infection at outpost 31, the boardgame soon to published by Mondo. The game, a race to discover who among the team has been infected by the alien lifeform, will be available in regular edition in October, and after a little while also in special edition of 1982 copies. 

 

Shirley Jackson su piccolo e grande schermo

Netflix ha annunciato l’avvio della produzione di una serie tv basata sul romanzo “The Haunting of Hill House“, il capolavoro di Shirley Jackson, che già era stato protagonista di due pellicole hollywoodiane, il bellissimo “Gli invasati” (The Haunting, 1963) di Robert Wise e il più recente ma meno riuscito “Haunting. Presenz” (The Haunting, 1999), con Liam Neeson. La serie sarà composta da una prima stagione di dieci episodi, sotto la direzione di Mike Flanagan, già noto al pubblico dell’horror per film quali “Hush,” “Oculus,” e “Ouija”.

shirley-jackson3-1916-1965La seconda produzione dedicata a Shirley Jackson è il film “We Have Always Lived in the Castle“, la cui uscita nelle sale cinematografiche è prevista per quest’anno, per la regia di Stacie Passon.

 

 

Netflix will develop a series based on the Shirley Jackson horror novel “The Haunting of Hill House”. The series is described as a modern re-imagining of Jackson’s novel. The novel was previously adapted into a feature film in both 1963 and 1999.

The planned 10-episode series come from writer-director Mike Flanagan, who is no stranger to the horror genre. His previous credits include horror films “Hush,” “Oculus,” and the sequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil.”

During this year, another Jackson’s work will be adapted into a mystery thriller movie,  “We Have Always Lived in the Castle“, directed by Stacie Passon.

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)

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival

La settima edizione del H.P.Lovecraft Film Festival si svolgerà a San Pedro, California, dal 29 aprile al 1 maggio.

L’evento ha lo scopo di promuovere le opere di Lovecraft, la letteratura di genere horror e il weird attraverso adattamenti cinematografici di registi professionisti e non, panel, letture, giochi, arte e a volte musica dal vivo.

Sul sito internet dell’evento è possibile consultare il programma, la lista degli ospiti e la programmazione delle prossime edizioni.

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The seventh edition of H.P.Lovecraft Film Festival will be hel in San Pedro, California, from 29th April to 1st May 2016.

This convention was created to promote the works of Lovecraft, literary horror and weird by cinematic adaptations from professional and amateurs filmmakers, works of art, panel, readings, games and sometimes live music.

On the official website you can find the program, the guests and the next events.