Vi presentiamo in anteprima la copertina del nuovo volume della collana Modern Weird di Edizioni Hypnos: si tratta della raccolta Fornace, di Livia Llewellyn, quattordici storie nella miglior tradizione del fantastico e dell’horror al femminile.
La traduzione del volume è a cura di Elena Furlan.
Il volume sarà pubblicato il 10 di ottobre e sarà presentato e disponibile in anteprima a Milano il 6-7 ottobre alla manifestazione Stranimondi.
Here a preview of the cover art of the Italian edition of Furnace, by Livia Llewellyn. The volume will be published on October 10th and the official preview will be held during the event Stranimondi, 6-7 October in Milan. Translation by Elena Furlan.
Arriva in Italia per Safarà Editore il romanzo Amatka della svedese Karin Tidbeck, un’opera tra le più interessanti del panorama weird contemporaneo, definito dal Guardian «un romanzo indimenticabile […] in egual misura Le Guin, Kafka e Borges». La traduzione è di Cristina Pascotto. L’uscita prevista è per il 27 settembre.
Di Karin Tidbeck sono stati pubblicati sinora in Italia due racconti, “Colpo di luna” in Nuovi Incubi, per edizioni Hypnos, e “Zie” su Le visionarie, di Nero Edizioni. La sua raccolta di racconti, Jagannath è stata recensita sul numero 6 della rivista Hypnos.
Safarà Editore presents for the Italian readers the novel Amatka by the Swedish writer Karin Tidbeck. The volume was described by The Guardian as an “unforgettable dystopian novel set in a reality where objects must be named, repeatedly, to stop them dissolving into ooze: equal parts Le Guin, Kafka and Borges”.
In Italy Karin Tidbeck is already published by Edizioni Hypnos with the short story, “Colpo di luna” in Nuovi Incubi, and by Nero Edizioni with “Zie” in Le visionarie. Her collection, Jagannath, was rewieved in number 6 of Hypnos Magazine.
Due nuovi titoli nella collana di saggistica Palgrave Gothic, della casa editrice Palgrave MacMillan: Weird Fiction in Britain 1880–1939, di James Machin, analizza lo sviluppo della ghost story classica nella weird fiction di inizio secolo che poi troverà naturale sbocco nelle riviste d’oltreoceano come Weird Tales. L’influenza della letteratura gotica nel teatro inglese contemporaneo è invece l’oggetto di Contemporary Gothic Drama, a cura di Kelly Jones, Benjamin Poore e Robert Dean.
Entrambi i volumi, dal costo piuttosto elevato, sono disponibili sul sito dell’editore o sulla piattaforma Amazon in formato sia cartaceo che digitale (pdf e epub).
Two new volumes for the English weird by Palgrave Gothic (Palgrave MacMillan): Weird Fiction in Britain 1880–1939, by James Machin, about the evolution of the classic ghost story in weird fiction, and Contemporary Gothic Drama, edited by Kelly Jones, Benjamin Poore e Robert Dean.
Edizioni Hypnos annuncia la prossima pubblicazione del nuovo numero della rivista Hypnos Magazine, prevista per la seconda metà di settembre.
Hypnos 8 conterrà ben otto racconti inediti di autori internazionali e italiani: si passa dalla regina del weird contemporaneo Caitlín R. Kiernan alla talentuosa Kij Johnson, della quale la casa editrice milanese ha già pubblicato il bellissimo romanzo breve intitolato La ricerca onirica di Vellitt Boe, senza dimenticare il vulcanico T.E. Grau per poi tornare sui classici con John Meade Falkner e Heinrich Clauren. Sul fronte italiano, saranno presenti i racconti dei vincitori dell’ultimo Premio Hypnos, Materiali per una guida della Val Lemuria, di Cristiano Demicheli, e La colonia, di Giulia Massini, e un testo di Massimo Soumaré, Storia di lune, gatti e astronomi.
Non mancheranno infine gli articoli, con un testo di Franco Piccinini su E.A. Poe e un’analisi della figura del grande Alfred Kubin, e infine Weird Library, rubrica di recensioni a cura di Laura Sestri.
In anteprima, la copertina di Ivo Torello.
Edizioni Hypnos announced the new issue of Hypnos Magazine, Hypnos 8, with a rich choice of short stories ranging from Caitlín R. Kiernan and Kij Johnson to T.E. Grau, John Meade Falkner, Heinrich Clauren and Italian writers like Cristiano Demicheli, Giulia Massini, Massimo Soumaré. This issue will feature also two essays on the works of E.A. Poe and an analysis of the great Artist Alfred Kubin.
Sono stati proclamati ieri, 19 agosto, i vincitori degli Hugo Awards 2018. I premi Hugo vengono assegnati ogni anno per i migliori lavori nel campo della fantascienza e del fantastico.
Qui di seguito, la lista completa delle nominations e dei vincitori per categoria.
- The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
- 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)
- All Systems Red, by Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
- “And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny, March/April 2017)
- Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)
- The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.Com Publishing)
- River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey (Tor.com Publishing)
- “The Secret Life of Bots,” by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, September 2017)
- “Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny, July-August 2017)
- “Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com, February 15, 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
- “Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience™,” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex, August 2017)
- “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 (Tor.com, July 19, 2017)
- “Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon, (Uncanny, May/June 2017)
- World of the Five Gods, by Lois McMaster Bujold (Harper Voyager / Spectrum Literary Agency)
- The Books of the Raksura, by Martha Wells (Night Shade)
- The Divine Cities, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway US / Jo Fletcher Books UK)
- 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)
Best Related Work
- No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoë 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)
- Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Liz Bourke (Aqueduct Press)
Best Graphic Story
- Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
- Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De Landro and Taki Soma, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
- Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed, illustrated by Christian Ward, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Marvel)
- 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
- Wonder Woman, screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, directed by Patty Jenkins (DC Films / Warner Brothers)
- 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)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
- The Good Place: “The Trolley Problem,” written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, directed by Dean Holland (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
- 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)
- 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
- Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
- John Joseph Adams
- Neil Clarke
- Lee Harris
- Jonathan Strahan
- Sheila Williams
Best Editor, Long Form
- Sheila E. Gilbert
- Joe Monti
- Diana M. Pho
- Devi Pillai
- Miriam Weinberg
- Navah Wolfe
Best Professional Artist
- Sana Takeda
- Galen Dara
- Kathleen Jennings
- Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
- Victo Ngai
- John Picacio
- Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Julia Rios; podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
- 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
- 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
- Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
- The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
- 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
- Sarah Gailey
- Camestros Felapton
- 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
There are two other Awards administered by Worldcon 76 that are not Hugo Awards:
Award for Best Young Adult Book
- Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)
- The Art of Starving, by Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)
- The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman (Knopf)
- In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan (Big Mouth House)
- A Skinful of Shadows, by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan UK / Harry N. Abrams US)
- Summer in Orcus, written by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon), illustrated by Lauren Henderson (Sofawolf Press)
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
- Rebecca Roanhorse
- Katherine Arden
- Sarah Kuhn*
- Jeannette Ng
- Vina Jie-Min Prasad
- Rivers Solomon
The winners of the Hugo Awards 2018 were announced yesterday, August the 19th. These awards are assigned annually for the best achievements in fantasy and science fiction.
See above the full list of nominees and winners in each category.
La World Fantasy Award Administration ha annunciato le nominations del World Fantasy Award 2018.
I vincitori saranno premiati durante la World Fantasy Convention che si terrà dal 1 al 4 novembre a Baltimore, Maryland.
Qui sotto la lista completa delle nominations.
The World Fantasy Award Administration has announced the World Fantasy Award nominations for 2018.
The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention, 1-4 November, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The full list of the nominations follows.
For 2018, the Life Achievement Award will be presented to:
- Charles de Lint
- Elizabeth Wollheim
- The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)
- Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley (Saga Press)
- The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Saga Press)
- Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (Bond Street Books CA/Knopf US/riverrun UK)
- The Changeling by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau/Canongate Press UK)
- Jade City by Fonda Lee (Orbit)
LONG FICTION 10,000 to 40,000 words
- The Teardrop Method by Simon Avery (TTA Press)
- In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications)
- Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com)
- Passing Strange by Ellen Klages (Tor.com)
- The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (Tor.com)
SHORT FICTION under 10,000 words
- “Old Souls” by Fonda Lee (Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy)
- “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex Magazine, Aug. 2017)
- “The Birding: A Fairy Tale” by Natalia Theodoridou (Strange Horizons, Dec. 18, 2017)
- “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2017)
- “Carnival Nine” by Caroline Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 11, 2017)
ANTHOLOGY multiple author original or reprint single or multiple editors
- The New Voices of Fantasy, edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman (Tachyon Publications)
- Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow (Pegasus Books)
- The Book of Swords, edited by Gardner Dozois (Bantam Books US/Harper Voyager UK)
- The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin (Solaris)
- The Best of Subterranean edited by William Schafer (Subterranean Press)
COLLECTION single author/team original or reprint single or multiple editors
- Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages (Tachyon Publications)
- Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press/Serpent’s Tail UK)
- Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers by Tim Powers (Baen Books)
- Tender: Stories by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
- The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen (Tachyon Publications)
- Gregory Manchess
- Victo Ngai
- Omar Rayyan
- Rima Staines
- Fiona Staples
SPECIAL AWARD PROFESSIONAL
- Harry Brockway, Patrick McGrath, and Danel Olson for Writing Madness(Centipede Press)
- C.C. Finlay, for F&SF editing
- Irene Gallo, for Art Direction at Tor Books and Tor.com
- Greg Ketter, for DreamHaven Books
- Leslie Klinger, for The New Annotated Frankenstein (Liveright Publishing Corp.)
SPECIAL AWARD NON-PROFESSIONAL
- Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
- Justina Ireland and Troy L. Wiggins, for FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction.
- Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R Albert, for PodCastle.
- Ray B. Russell and Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
- Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine
In A Foreign Town, cortometraggio ispirato alle opere di Thomas Ligotti, sarà presentato in anteprima mondiale al LA Shorts International Film Festival il 29 luglio.
Il film è stato creato come concept di una serie televisiva al momento in produzione, e vede alla regia Michael Schlain.
Do not avert your eyes. This is no dream. You’re all going to see everything.
In A Foreign Town, short film inspired by Thomas Ligotti’s works, will premiere at LA Shorts International Film Festival, on July the 29th.
Written and directed by Michael Schlain, the short film was created as a proof-of-concept for a television series currently in development.
È stato pubblicato il 16 luglio un nuovo titolo della casa editrice Adiaphora dedicato al fantastico classico, ovvero Amori defunti, di Lafcadio Hearn.
Il volume raccoglie i brevi racconti fantastici che Lafcadio Hearn scrisse nel decennio in cui soggiornò a New Orleans e pubblicati nell’antologia postuma Fantastics and Other Fancies. Il volume è arricchito dalla presenza del testo originale a fronte.
Maggiori informazioni a questo link.
A new collection of Lafcadio Hearn’s short stories has been recently published by Adiaphora. The volume, Amori Defunti, with italian and english text, collects the fantastic stories written by the Author when living in New Orleans. More informations at this link.
Sono stati annunciati ieri 15 luglio, durante la Readercon, i vincitori dell’edizione di quest’ann dei Shirley Jackson Awards per la letteratura horror, dark e suspence psicologico. La valutazione è stata effettuata da una giuria di scrittori professionisti, editori, critici ed esperti.
Qui di seguito la lista dei vincitori.
- The Hole, Hye-young Pyun (Arcade Publishing)
- Fever Dream, Samantha Schweblin (Riverhead Books)
- The Lost Daughter Collective, Lindsey Drager (Dzanc Books)
- “Take the Way Home That Leads Back to Sullivan Street,” Chavisa Woods (Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country)
- “The Convexity of Our Youth,” Kurt Fawver (Looming Low)
SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION/ANTOLOGIA PERSONALE
- Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)
- Shadows and Tall Trees Volume 7, edited by Michael Kelly (Undertow Publications)
The winners of the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards were announced at Readercon 29 on July 15.
The Shirley Jackson Awards are given for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. They are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics.
See above the full list of the winners.
Finalmente disponibile in Italia il romanzo di Arthur Machen, The Green Round, nuovo titolo della collana ”The Silver Key” di Providence Press. Il volume è a cura di Giacomo Ortolani, di cui in appendice al romanzo troviamo il saggio In Occlusum Regina Palatium: il cerchio indicibile di Arthur Machen.
Lawrence Hillyer, uno studioso e ricercatore di cose “nascoste”, viene costretto a trascorrere un periodo di riposo a Porth, una località di villeggiatura sulla costa del Galles. Hillyer, persona solitaria e senza amici, troverà “qualcosa” in mezzo a una radura tra le dune (il cosiddetto Cerchio Verde), una presenza che lo seguirà al suo ritorno a Londra.
It is finally available in Italian Il Cerchio Verde (The Green Round) by Arthur Machen, in The Silver Key series by Providence Press. The volume is edited by Giacomo Ortolani who signed also the essay In Occlusum Regina Palatium: il cerchio indicibile di Arthur Machen.