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L’universo e Fritz Leiber

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La Casa Editrice Cliquot annuncia la prossima pubblicazione del saggio L’universo e Fritz Leiber.Viaggio critico nella carriera letteraria di un maestro del fantastico, di Federico Cenci.

Il volume, che sarà disponibile solamente in ebook e fuori collana, ripercorre la carriera letteraria di Leiber dai racconti di gioventù alle ultime opere, in un percorso attraverso i generi della fantascienza e dell’horror.

 

Cliquot  announced the publication of a critical essay on Fritz Leiber’s literary world: L’universo e Fritz Leiber.Viaggio critico nella carriera letteraria di un maestro del fantastico, by Federico Cenci.

The volume, available only in digital edition, will follow Leiber’s carreer from the early stories to the last and darkest ones, on his literary path through science fiction and horror.

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.

 

Amatka in inglese

IMG_2541Sarà disponibile a breve, dal 27 giugno, la traduzione inglese di Amatka, romanzo del 2012 della scrittrice svedese Karin Tidbeck.

Il testo, in preorder su Amazon, esplora una realtà distopica, alla ricerca della natura della realtà stessa e di come quest’ultima possa essere modificata dal potere del linguaggio.

Karin Margareta Steen Tidbeck (di cui in Italia è stato pubblicato da Edizioni Hypnos il racconto “Colpo di Luna” nell’antologia Nuovi Incubi) è una scrittrice di letteratura fantasy e weird, nonchè appassionata insegnante di scrittura creativa.

 

It will be soon available in English language, from June the 27th, the novel Amatka (2012) by the Swedish writer Karin Tidbeck.

The volume is now on preorder at this link and features a dystopian sci-fi reality and explores the power of language in defining the nature of reality itself.

Karin Margareta Steen Tidbeck is a Swedish author of fantasy and weird fiction and a creative writing instructor. Her short story, “Colpo di Luna” (Moonstruck) was published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos in the anthology Nuovi Incubi.

Stranimondi 2017 – al via la terza edizione!

Delos Books/Delos Digital, Edizioni Hypnos e Zona 42 sono felici di annunciare la terza edizione del festival del libro fantastico e weird, STRANIMONDI.

L’evento, che si terrà ancora una volta presso la sede dell’Università Europea degli Sport della Mente a Milano, è previsto per il 14 e 15 ottobre, in collaborazione con UESM e Club USS Leonardo.

Tantissimi gli ospiti nazionali e internazionali: Pat Cadigan, Anne Sylvie Salzman, Jan Siegel, Alda Teodorani, Valerio Evangelisti (via videoconferenza) e l’Artista Paolo Barbieri, autore della locandina di quest’anno.

Il programma, come sempre intenso, prevede la tradizionale struttura articolata in conferenze, presentazioni librarie, spazio espositivo e incontri a tu per tu con gli ospiti, i celeberrimi Kaffeeklatsches di Stranimondi!

Se vi sentite Strani al cubo, non potete mancare a questo appuntamento!

Tutte le informazioni sul sito ufficiale dell’evento.

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You are kindly invited to the third edition of STRANIMONDI, the italian festival of fantastic and weird literature organized by Delos Books/Delos Digital, Edizioni Hypnos and Zona 42.

The special guests of this edition are Pat Cadigan, Anne Sylvie Salzman, Jan Siegel, Alda Teodorani, Valerio Evangelisti (in videocall) and the Artist Paolo Barbieri, author of this year’s poster.

The festival will be held in Milan, on 14th and 15th October 2017, in collaboration with UESM (Università Europea degli Sport della Mente) and the USS Leonardo Club, and it will host an intense programme of conferences, book launches, exhibitions and the famous Kaffeeklatsches, informal gatherings with the guests.

More informations to be found on the official website.

Equinoide di Charles Stross

IMG_2327Charles Stross sarà presente alla Italcon 2017, il Convegno Italiano del Fantastico e della Fantascienza che avrà luogo a Chianciano dal 26 al 28 maggio.

Lo scrittore di Leeds potrà trovare all’evento la versione italiana del suo romanzo breve Equoid, tradotto come Equinoide, in edizione cartacea e digitale, grazie alla collaborazione tra Elara e Delos Digital.

Il volume, Premio Hugo 2014, con traduzione di Gessica Destito e la splendida copertina di Franco Brambilla, appartiene alla serie della «Lavanderia», a metà tra la fantascienza tecnologica e il “weird”

 

Charles Stross is the guest of honor at Italcon 2017, from 26th to 28th May in Chianciano, where he will find the italian edition of his short novel “Equoid”, in both paper and digital edition thanks to the collaboration between Elara and Delos Digital. 

Equinoide, translated by Gessica Destito and with the beautiful cover art by Franco Brambilla, is a part of the “Laundry” serie, a mix between tech science fiction and lovecraftian weird.  

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. 

 

BSFA 2016: i vincitori

Il 14 aprile sono stati annunciati i vincitori della British Science Fiction Association, durante la Eastercon tenutasi a Birmingham.

Qui di seguito, la lista dei finalisti e dei vincitori. Per maggiori informazioni sul BSFA,  questo è il link al sito ufficiale.

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The winners for the 2016 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards were announced at the 68th Eastercon, held April 14-17, 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, UK.

Here follows the full list of finalists and winners for each category. For more informations about the BSFA, this is the link to their official website.

 

Best Novel

Europe in Winter, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
Daughter of Eden, Chris Beckett (Gollancz)
A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton)
Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz)
Azanian Bridges, Nick Wood (NewCon)

Best Short Story

“Liberty Bird”, Jaine Fenn (Now We Are Ten)
“The End of Hope Street”, Malcolm Devlin (Interzone 9-10/16)
“Taking Flight”, Una McCormack (Crises and Conflicts)
“Presence”, Helen Oyeyemi (What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours)
“The Apologists”, Tade Thompson (Interzone 9-10/16)
The Arrival of Missives, Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)

Best Artwork

Cover for Lavie Tidhar’s Central Station, Sarah Anne Langton (Tachyon)
Cover for Ian Watson’s The 1000 Year Reich, Juan Miguel Aguilera (NewCon)
“Transition”, Tara Bush (Black Static 7-8/16)
Cover for Jenni Fagan’s The Sunlight Pilgrims, Suzanne Dean and Kai & Sunny (William Heinemann)
Cover for David L. Clements’s Disturbed Universes, David A Hardy (NewCon)
Cover for Alastair Reynolds’s The Iron Tactician, Chris Moore (NewCon)

Best Non-Fiction

“100 African Writers of SFF“, Geoff Ryman (Tor.com 7/6/16, 11/1/16)
“THEN: Science Fiction Fandom in the UK 1930-1980“, Rob Hansen (Ansible Editions)
“Boucher, Backbone and Blake: The Legacy of Blakes Seven“, Erin Horáková (Strange Horizons 8/22/16)
“Breaking the Cycle of the Golden Age: Jack Glass and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy”, Anna McFarlane (Adam Roberts: Critical Essays)
“New Model Authors? Authority, Authordom, Anarchism and the Atomized Text in a Networked World”, Paul Graham Raven (Adam Roberts: Critical Essays)
“Introduction to The Big Book of Science Fiction“, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (The Big Book of Science Fiction)

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.

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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.

I finalisti del Premio Italia 2017

Sono 98 i candidati per le varie sezioni del Premio Italia 2017, riconoscimento italiano per la migliore fantascienza e fantasy.

La fase di voto avrà inizio lunedì 10 aprile e si concluderà il 28 aprile.

La lista completa dei finalisti è visionabile a questo link: per Edizioni Hypnos segnaliamo Les Fleurs (illustrazione interna) di Giuseppe Balestra (Illustrazione di artista italiano), Andrea Vaccaro (Curatore), Hypnos (Rivista professionale), Strane Visioni (Antologia di uno o più autori italiani), L’ultima rivelazione di Gla’aki di Ramsey Campbell (Romanzo o antologia personale internazionale).

The list of the 98 nominees for the Premio Italia 2017 is now available at this link

Here the finalists for Edizioni HypnosLes Fleurs (illustrazione interna) by Giuseppe Balestra (Artwork by italian artist), Andrea Vaccaro (Editor), Hypnos (Professional magazine), Strane Visioni (Italian anthology), L’ultima rivelazione di Gla’aki by Ramsey Campbell (International novel or anthology).

Hugo Awards 2017: i finalisti

IMG_1999Sono stati annnunciati i finalisti degli Hugo Awards 2017, il premio annuale per i migliori lavori di fantascienza e fantastico assegnato durante la Worldcon.

I vincitori saranno proclamati l’11 agosto a Helsinki durante la 75a edizione della World Science Fiction Convention.

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced. The winners will be  revealed at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, on August 11th. You can read the full list below.

 

Best Novel (2078 ballots)

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Books / Titan Books)
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager US)
Death’s End by Cixin Liu (Tor Books / Head of Zeus)
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris Books)
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit Books)
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)


Best Novella (1410 ballots)

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle (Tor.com Publishing)
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson (Tor.com Publishing)
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold (Spectrum Literary Agency)
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com Publishing)
This Census-Taker by China Miéville (Del Rey / Picador)


Best Novelette (1097 ballots)

Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex by Stix Hiscock (self-published)
“The Art of Space Travel” by Nina Allan (Tor.com, July 2016)
“The Jewel and Her Lapidary” by Fran Wilde (Tor.com Publishing, May 2016)
“The Tomato Thief” by Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine, January 2016)
“Touring with the Alien” by Carolyn Ives Gilman (Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2016)
“You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong (Uncanny Magazine, May 2016)


Best Short Story (1275 ballots)

“The City Born Great” by N. K. Jemisin (Tor.com, September 2016)
“A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” by Alyssa Wong (Tor.com, March 2016)
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine, November 2016)
“Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, Saga Press)
“That Game We Played During the War” by Carrie Vaughn (Tor.com, March 2016)
“An Unimaginable Light” by John C. Wright (God, Robot, Castalia House)


Best Related Work (1122 ballots)

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley (Tor Books)
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (Blue Rider Press)
Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Fairwood)
The View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow / Harper Collins)
“The Women of Harry Potter” posts by Sarah Gailey (Tor.com)
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016 by Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)


Best Graphic Story (842 ballots)

Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze (Marvel)
Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image)
Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa (Marvel)
Paper Girls, Volume 1, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher (Image)
Saga, Volume 6, illustrated by Fiona Staples, written by Brian K. Vaughan, lettered by Fonografiks (Image)
The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man, written by Tom King, illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Marvel)


Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form (1733 ballots)

Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer based on a short story by Ted Chiang, directed by Denis Villeneuve (21 Laps Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment/Lava Bear Films)
Deadpool, screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, directed by Tim Miller (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Marvel Entertainment/Kinberg Genre/The Donners’ Company/TSG Entertainment)
Ghostbusters, screenplay by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, directed by Paul Feig (Columbia Pictures/LStar Capital/Village Roadshow Pictures/Pascal Pictures/Feigco Entertainment/Ghostcorps/The Montecito Picture Company)
Hidden Figures, screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, directed by Theodore Melfi (Fox 2000 Pictures/Chernin Entertainment/Levantine Films/TSG Entertainment)
Rogue One, screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, directed by Gareth Edwards (Lucasfilm/Allison Shearmur Productions/Black Hangar Studios/Stereo D/Walt Disney Pictures)
Stranger Things, Season One, created by the Duffer Brothers (21 Laps Entertainment/Monkey Massacre)


Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form (1159 ballots)

Black Mirror: “San Junipero”, written by Charlie Brooker, directed by Owen Harris (House of Tomorrow)
Doctor Who: “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC Cymru Wales)
The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough (SyFy)
Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Miguel Sapochnik (HBO)
Game of Thrones: “The Door”, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Jack Bender (HBO)
Splendor & Misery [album], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)


Best Editor – Short Form (951 ballots)

John Joseph Adams
Neil Clarke
Ellen Datlow
Jonathan Strahan
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Sheila Williams
Best Editor – Long Form (752 ballots)

Vox Day
Sheila E. Gilbert
Liz Gorinsky
Devi Pillai
Miriam Weinberg
Navah Wolfe


Best Professional Artist (817 ballots)

Galen Dara
Julie Dillon
Chris McGrath
Victo Ngai
John Picacio
Sana Takeda


Best Semiprozine (857 ballots)

Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor-in-chief and publisher Scott H. Andrews
Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, edited by P. Alexander
GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Rashida J. Smith
Strange Horizons, edited by Niall Harrison, Catherine Krahe, Vajra Chandrasekera, Vanessa Rose Phin, Li Chua, Aishwarya Subramanian, Tim Moore, Anaea Lay, and the Strange Horizons staff
Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, and podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
The Book Smugglers, edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James


Best Fanzine (610 ballots)

“Castalia House Blog”, edited by Jeffro Johnson
“Journey Planet”, edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Helena Nash, Errick Nunnally, Pádraig Ó Méalóid, Chuck Serface, and Erin Underwood
“Lady Business”, edited by Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay, and Susan
“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 (690 ballots)

The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan
Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
Fangirl Happy Hour, presented by Ana Grilo and Renay Williams
Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, produced by Andrew Finch
The Rageaholic, presented by RazörFist
Tea and Jeopardy, presented by Emma Newman with Peter Newman


Best Fan Writer (802 ballots)

Mike Glyer
Jeffro Johnson
Natalie Luhrs
Foz Meadows
Abigail Nussbaum
Chuck Tingle


Best Fan Artist (528 ballots)

Ninni Aalto
Alex Garner
Vesa Lehtimäki
Likhain (M. Sereno)
Spring Schoenhuth
Mansik Yang


Best Series (1393 votes)

The Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone (Tor Books)
The Expanse by James S.A. Corey (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
The October Daye Books by Seanan McGuire (DAW / Corsair)
The Peter Grant / Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz / Del Rey / DAW / Subterranean)
The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (Del Rey / Harper Voyager UK)
The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)


John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (937 ballots)

Sarah Gailey (1st year of eligibility)
J. Mulrooney (1st year of eligibility)
Malka Older (2nd year of eligibility)
Ada Palmer (1st year of eligibility)
Laurie Penny (2nd year of eligibility)
Kelly Robson (2nd year of eligibility)