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Pluto in Furs

È da poco disponibile l’antologia Pluto In Furs: Tales Of Diseased Desires And Seductive Horrors, a cura di Scott Dwyer, che raccoglie quattordici storie originali horror e weird, a tema erotico.

Tra gli autori presenti dell’antologia, alcune delle firme più interessanti del weird contemporaneo come Jeffrey Thomas, Kurt Fawver, Richard Gavin, Orrin Grey, Rhys Hughes e Gemma Files.

Il volume, con le sue 307 pagine, è al momento disponibile solo in versione cartacea ed è facilmente ordinabile a questo link.

Qui di seguito l’elenco dei racconti.


Introduction:  “An Abysmal Masochism” by Scott Dwyer
“The Tangible Universe” by Jeffrey Thomas
“The Wolf At The Door Or The Music Of Antonio Soler” by Devora Gray
“Other Yseut And Romance Tristan” by Adam Golaski
“Dermatology, Eschatology” by Kurt Fawver
“Headsman’s Trust: A Murder Ballad” by Richard Gavin
“It’s Hard To Be Me” by John Claude Smith
“The Gutter At The Bottom Of The World” by David Peak
“Tender Is The Tether” by Rhys Hughes
“With Shining Gifts That Took All Eyes” by Mike Allen
“Stygian Chambers” by Orrin Grey
“Behemoth” by Clint Smith
“Worm Moon” by Gemma Files
“The Silvering” by Thana Niveau
“Walking In Ash” by Brendan Vidito

It is now available the anthology Pluto in Furs: Tales Of Diseased Desires And Seductive Horrors by Scott Dwyer, with fourteen weird and horror unpublished short stories, linked by the erotic theme. The anthology collects some of the most interesting authors of contemporary weird literature, Jeffrey Thomas, Kurt Fawver, Richard Gavin, Orrin Grey, Rhys Hughes and Gemma Files. The volume, 307 pages and in paper edition only, is available for purchase at this  link. See above the list of contents.

Annunci

Annunciati i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards

Annunciati i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards, tra i premi più prestigiosi dedicati alla letteratura horror.
Tra i vari autori in finale, T.E. Grau, lo straripante autore americano che i nostri lettori hanno potuto apprezzare nel racconto “La missione” apparso sull’ottavo numero della rivista Hypnos, in lizza per il miglior romanzo d’esordio con I Am the River, e Victor LaValle, per la graphic novel Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, e ancora una volta il nostro Alessandro Manzetti, in collaborazione con Marge Simon per la raccolta di poesie, War.
Qui di seguito la lista completa dei finalisti.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

    Katsu, Alma – The Hunger (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    Maberry, Jonathan – Glimpse (St. Martin’s Press)

    Malerman, Josh – Unbury Carol (Del Rey)

    Stoker, Dacre and Barker, J.D. – Dracul (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    Tremblay, Paul – The Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

    Fine, Julia – What Should Be Wild (Harper)

    Grau, T.E. – I Am the River (Lethe Press)

    Kiste, Gwendolyn – The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing)

    Stage, Zoje – Baby Teeth (St. Martin’s Press)

    Tremblay, Tony – The Moore House (Twisted Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

    Ireland, Justina – Dread Nation (Balzer + Bray)

    Legrand, Claire – Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books)

    Maberry, Jonathan – Broken Lands (Simon & Schuster)

    Snyman, Monique – The Night Weaver (Gigi Publishing)

    White, Kiersten – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

    Ahmed, Saladin – Abbott (BOOM! Studios)

    Azzarello, Brian – Moonshine Vol. 2: Misery Train (Image Comics)

    Bunn, Cullen – Bone Parish (BOOM! Studios)

    LaValle, Victor – Victor LaValle’sDestroyer (BOOM! Studios)

    Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 3: Haven (Image Comics)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

    Bailey, Michael – Our Children, Our Teachers (Written Backwards)

    Hill, Joe – You Are Released (Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales) (Scribner)

    Malik, Usman T. – Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung (Nightmare Magazine Issue #74)

    Mason, Rena – The Devil’s Throat (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror) (Adrenaline Press)

    Smith, Angela Yuriko – Bitter Suites (CreateSpace)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

    Landry, Jess – “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Murray, Lee – “Dead End Town”(Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2) (IFWG Publishing International)

    Neugebauer, Annie – “Glove Box” (The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine Volume 3, Issue 4-July 2018)

    Taff, John F.D. – “A Winter’s Tale” (Little Black Spots) (Grey Matter Press)

    Ward, Kyla Lee – “And in Her Eyes the City Drowned” (Weirdbook #39) (Wildside Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

    Files, Gemma – Spectral Evidence (Trepidatio Publishing)

    Guignard, Eric J. – That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance Publications)

    Iglesias, Gabino – Coyote Songs (Broken River Books)

    Snyder, Lucy A. – Garden of Eldritch Delights (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

    Waggoner, Tim – Dark and Distant Voices: A Story Collection (Nightscape Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

    Aster, Ari – Hereditary (PalmStar Media)

    Averill, Meredith – The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady, Episode 01:05 (Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm, Paramount Television)

    Garland, Alex – Annihilation (DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media)

    Heisserer, Eric – Bird Box (Bluegrass Films, Chris Morgan Productions, Universal Pictures)

    Woods, Bryan, Beck, Scott, and Krasinski, John – A Quiet Place (Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

    Chambers, James, Grey, April, and Masterson, Robert – A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State (Hippocampus Press)

    Datlow, Ellen – The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade Books)

    Guignard, Eric J. – A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books)

    Murray, Lee – Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press)

    Ward, D. Alexander – Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

    Connolly, John – Horror Express (PS Publishing)

    Gambin, Lee – The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)

    Ingham, Howard David – We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror (Room 207 Press)

    Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

    Boston, Bruce – Artifacts (Independent Legions Publishing)

    Cowen, David E. – Bleeding Saffron (Weasel Press)

    Lynch, Donna – Witches (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

    Simon, Marge and Manzetti, Alessandro – War (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Tantlinger, Sara – The Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books)

The Horror Writers Association announced the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot.

Between the finalists, Ted E. Grau, already known by Italian readers for the short story “La missione” published in Hypnos Magazine #8, nominated for his first novel I Am The River, Victor LaValle with the graphic novel Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, and the Italian Alessandro Manzetti with the poetry collection War, in collaboration with Marge Simon.

See above the full list of the finalists.

Vastarien, tutte le novità in arrivo

Mentre è in uscita il quarto numero della rivista di ispirazione ligottiana, Vastarien (Vol. 2, #1), che vede tra i protagonisti Natalia Theodoridou, fresca vincitrice del World Fantasy Award, Gemma Files e Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, autore della raccolta Weird Tales of a Bangalorean, sono aperte le submission per articoli, racconti, illustrazioni esclusivamente di autrici per il “Women in Horror Month”. La scadenza è fissata al 2 marzo 2019, e un occhio particolare è riservato per le opere provenienti al di fuori degli States.

Il nuovo numero di Vastarien è previsto per la primavera 2019. Tutti gli aggiornamenti sulla pagina Facebook della rivista.

While the fourth issue of Vastarien (vol. 2 #1) is almost ready to be published, in spring 2019, featuring Natalia Theodoridou, winner of the World Fantasy Award, Gemma Files and Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, author of the collection Weird Tales of a Bangalorean, the submissions for the “Women in Horror Month” just started: work, articles and artwork can be sent until March 2nd 2019, and a special attention will be focused on the works coming from other Countries than the United States.

More infos on the next issue of Vastarien on the Facebook page of the journal.

Echoes. The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories

1A3362F6-B826-4A6C-ABE6-9EAD8EDE0871Una nuova antologia a cura di Ellen Datlow è in uscita a settembre. Si tratta di Echoes. The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, edito da Saga Press.

L’antologia presenta 27 racconti inediti, più tre già editi, dalle voci più importanti del fantastico contemporaneo, tra cui Nathan Ballingrud, Pat Cadigan, Aliette de Bodard, Jeffrey Ford, Richard Kadrey, John Langan, Nick Mamatas, Joyce Carol Oates e Paul Tremblay.

Qui di seguito l’elenco completo dei racconti presenti.

La versione digitale è già prenotabile in Italia a questo link.
Echoes. The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories is a new anthology edited by Ellen Datlow that will be published next September by Saga Press. It will contain 30 short stories, 27 unpublished before, by the most important Authors of modern weird literature as, to name just a few,  Nathan Ballingrud, Pat Cadigan, Aliette de Bodard, Jeffrey Ford, Richard Kadrey, John Langan, Nick Mamatas, Joyce Carol Oates and Paul Tremblay. See below the full list. 
The anthology can be preordered at this link
Table of contents

“Ice Cold Lemonade 25ȼ Haunted House Tour: 1 Per Person,” by Paul Tremblay

“Linger Longer,” by Vincent J. Masterson

“Whimper Beg,” by Lee Thomas

“The July Girls,” by Alison Littlewood

“About the O’Dells,” by Pat Cadigan

“A Hinterlands Haunting,” by Richard Kadrey

“The Number of Things You Remember,” by M. L. Siemienowicz

“Must Be This Tall,” by Seanan McGuire

“The Surviving Child,” by Joyce Carol Oates

“The Medium’s End,” by Ford Madox Ford

“Sundown,” by Indrapramit Das

“Icarus Rising,” by Richard Bowes

“The Puppet Motel,” by Gemma Files

“Air Valve Semilunar Astern,” by Nick Mamatas

“The Unwrapping,” by Terry Dowling

“The Upper Berth,” by F. Marion Crawford

“A Burning Sword for Her Cradle,” by Aliette de Bodard

“Precipice,” by Dale Bailey

“The Shooter,” by M. Rickert

“The Tree of Self-Knowledge,” by Stephen Graham Jones

“The Other Woman,” by Alice Hoffman

“The Loneliness of Not Being Haunted,” by Bracken MacLeod

“Mee-Ow,” by Garth Nix

“Jasper Dodd’s Handbook of Spirits and Manifestations,” by Nathan Ballingrud

“His Haunting,” by Brian Evenson

“The Jeweled Wren,” by Jeffrey Ford

“The Air, the Ocean, the Earth, the Deep,” by Siobhan Carroll

“The Ghost Sequences,” by A. C. Wise

“Deep, Fast, Green,” by Carole Johnstone

“Natalia, Queen of the Hungry Dogs,” by John Langan

NecronomiCon 17 a Providence

IMG_3211È giunto quel periodo dell’anno in cui “le stelle sono giuste” e gli appassionati di H.P.Lovecraft e del weird si ritrovano a Providence, dal 17 al 20 Agosto per la diciassettesima edizione del NecronomiCon, Festival internazionale di letteratura horror e weird, arte, cinema, giochi e molto altro.

Tra gli ospiti di quest’anno segnaliamo Ellen Datlow, Peter Straub, Livia Llewellyn, Nnedi Okorafor, Mike Davis, Gemma Files, Paul Di Filippo, Michael Kelly, Scott Nicolay, Simon Strantzas, Paul Tremblay, Steve Rasnic Tem, insieme a moltissimi altri che potrete scoprire sul sito ufficiale.

Il programma completo dell’evento e tutte le informazioni di interesse sono disponibili a questo link.

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The Stars are right, for all the fans of H. P. Lovecraft and weird fiction and art, who will gather in Providence from 17 to 20 August for the 17th edition of NecronomiCon, the International Festival of weird fiction, art and academia.

The list of panelists is huge: Ellen Datlow, Peter Straub, Livia Llewellyn, Nnedi Okorafor, Mike Davis, Gemma Files, Paul Di Filippo, Michael Kelly, Scott Nicolay, Simon Strantzas, Paul Tremblay, Steve Rasnic Tem, just to name a few.

More infos on the event at this link.

 

Looming Low vol.1 in preorder

Dim Shores presenta una nuova antologia di racconti di letteratura weird, ora in preorder in paperback e deluxe edition, Looming Low vol.1.

Il volume sarà presentato alla NecronomiCon di Providence ad agosto.

Qui di seguito, la lista dei racconti presenti nell’antologia.

Dim Shores presents a new anthology dedicated to weird literature, Looming Low vol.1.

The volume, now in preorder, contains 26 short stories and will debut at NecronomiCon in Providence, in August.

Here follows the table of contents.

“The Convexity of Our Youth” – Kurt Fawver
“The Stories We Tell About Ghosts” – A.C. Wise
“In Canada” – Michael Wehunt
“The Second Door” – Brian Evenson
“The Christiansen Deaths” – Daniel Mills
“Dusk Urchin” – Betty Rocksteady
“The Gin House” – Livia Llewellyn
“This Unquiet Space” – Damien Angelica Walters
“We Grope Together, and Avoid Speech” – Sunny Moraine
“Heirloom” – Brooke Warra
“That Which Does Not Kill You” – Lucy A. Snyder
“Doused by Night” – Simon Strantzas
“We Are All Bone Inside” – Kaaron Warren
“Outside, a Drifter” – Lisa L Hannett
“The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic” – Kristi DeMeester
“When the Blue Sky Breaks” – Scott Nicolay
“Mirror Bias” – Craig L. Gidney
“Boisea trivittata” – Anya Martin
“Rock n’ Roll Death Squad” – Michael Cisco
“Alligator Point” – S.P. Miskowski
“Stranger in the House” – Jeffrey Thomas
“SPARAGMOS” – Christopher Slatsky
“Banishments” – Richard Gavin
​​​​​​​“The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun” – Michael Griffin
“Live Through This” – Nadia Bulkin
“Distant Dark Places” – Gemma Files

Trade Paperback art: Yves Tourigny
Deluxe Hardcover art: Marcela Bolívar

The Best Horror of the Year vol.9

IMG_1772Rivelato il contenuto del nono volume dell’antologia con il meglio dell’horror annuale, curato da Ellen Datlow e in pubblicazione dalla Night Shades Books, The Best Horror of the Year vol.9.

L’uscita è prevista per il 20 giugno 2017.

Qui di seguito, la lista completa dei contenuti.

Nesters, Siobhan Carroll
The Oestridae, Robert Levy
The Process is a Process All its Own, Peter Straub
The Bad Hour, Christopher Golden
Red Rabbit, Steve Rasnic Tem
It’s All the Same Road in the End, Brian Hodge
Fury, DB Waters
Grave Goods, Gemma Files
Between Dry Ribs Gregory, Norman Bossert
The Days of Our Lives, Adam LG Nevill
House of Wonders, C.E Ward
The Numbers, Christopher Burns
Bright Crown of Joy, Livia Llewellyn
The Beautiful Thing We Will Become, Kristi DeMeester
Wish You Were Here, Nadia Bulkin
Ragman, Rebecca Lloyd
What’s Out There?, Gary McMahon
No Matter Which Way We Turned, Brian Evenson
The Castellmarch Man, Ray Cluley
The Ice Beneath Us, Steve Duffy
On These Blackened Shores of Time, Brian Hodge

The Best Horror of the Year Vol.9, edited by Ellen Datlow, will be published by Night Shades Books on June the 20th.

Find above the full list of contents.

Looming Low, antologia weird in uscita ad Agosto

Dim Shores annuncia la prossima pubblicazione, prevista per Agosto 2017, di una nuova e corposa antologia dedicata al weird, Looming Low, curata da Justin Steel e Sam Cowan: 26 racconti inediti dalle più prestigiose firme del weird.

L’antologia sarà presentata alla NecronomiCon 2017, che si terrà a Providence, dal 17 al 20 agosto.

img_1766Questo il contenuto del volume:

Nadia Bulkin — “Live Through This”
Michael Cisco — “Rock n’ Roll Death Squad”
Kristi DeMeester — “The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic”
Brian Evenson — “The Second Door”
Kurt Fawver — “The Convexity of Our Youth”
Gemma Files — “Distant Dark Places”
Richard Gavin — “Banishments”
Craig Laurance Gidney — “Mirror Bias”
Michael Griffin — “The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun”
Lisa Hannett — “Outside, a Drifter”
Livia Llewellyn — “The Gin House”
Anya Martin — “Boisea trivittata”
Daniel Mills — “The Christiansen Deaths”
S.P. Miskowski — “Alligator Point”
Sunny Moraine — “We Grope Together, and Avoid Speech”
Scott Nicolay — “When the Blue Sky Breaks”
Betty Rocksteady — “Dusk Urchin”
Christopher Slatsky — “SPARAGMOS”
Lucy Snyder — “That Which Does Not Kill You”
Simon Strantzas — “Doused by Night”
Jeffrey Thomas — “Stranger in the House”
Damien Angelica Walters — “This Unquiet Space”
Brooke Warra — “Heirloom”
Kaaron Warren — “We Are All Bone Inside”
Michael Wehunt — “In Canada”
A.C. Wise — “The Stories We Tell About Ghosts”

 

Dim Shores announced a new huge anthology of short stories by the most famous Weird’s writer, Looming Low, edited by Justin Steel and Sam Cowan. The volume will be presented during the NecronomiCon 2017, to be held in Providence from 17 to 20 August.

This new collection will be published in August 2017 and will contain 26 unpublished stories: see above the full list.

Il Reame degli Incubi

img_0647Dark Regions annuncia la prossima pubblicazione di Nightmare’s Realm: New Tales of the Weird & Fantastic, un’antologia di racconti inediti curata da S.T. Joshi.

Il volume, che uscirà in versione deluxe, autografato da tutti gli Autori e con la copertina a cura di Samuel Araya, sarà disponibile dal 22 Novembre con il download anticipato del libro per tutti coloro che effettueranno la prenotazione.

Tra gli Autori presenti nell’antologia, Ramsey Campbell, John Langan, Simon Strantzas, Steve Rasnic Tem e molti altri.

 

Dark Regions announced the publication of a new weird anthology, Nightmare’s Realm: New Tales of the Weird & Fantastic edited by S. T. Joshi with cover artwork by Samuel Araya. Featuring 100% original fiction focusing on the theme of dreams and nightmares by authors Ramsey Campbell, John Shirley, Caitlin R. Kiernan, John Langan, Simon Strantzas, Nancy Kilpatrick, W. H. Pugmire and many more.

To be offered for preorder in deluxe signed limited edition hardcover format on DarkRegions.com on November 22nd 2016 with an early ebook download exclusively for preorder customers.

Nightmare’s Realm Table of Contents

Introduction by S. T. Joshi
Prologue: To a Dreamer by H. P. Lovecraft
The Dreamed by Ramsey Campbell
A Predicament by Darrell Schweitzer
Kafkaesque by Jason V Brock
Beneath the Veil by David Barker
Dreams Downstream by John Shirley
Death-Dreaming by Nancy Kilpatrick
Cast Lots by Richard Gavin
The Wake by Steve Rasnic Tem
Dead Letter Office by Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Art of Memory by Donald Tyson
What You Do Not Bring Forth by John Langan
The Barrier Between by W. H. Pugmire
Sleep Hygiene by Gemma Files
Purging Mom by Jonathan Thomas
The Fifth Stone by Simon Strantzas
In the City of Sharp Edges by Stephen Woodworth
An Actor’s Nightmare by Reggie Oliver
Epilogue: Dream-Land by Edgar Allan Poe

Shirley Jackson Award: i vincitori

Sono  stati pubblicati i nomi dei vincitori dei Shirley Jackson Award 2015, il premio annuale per la letteratura horror, dark e di suspense psicologico, istituito in onore al contributo letterario della scrittrice americana scomparsa nel 1965.

Qui di seguito i nomi dei vincitori.

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The winners of the Shirley Jackson Award 2015 were presented on Sunday, July 10th at Readercon 27, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Quincy, Massachusetts. The award was established for outstanding achievement in the literature of j suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic, in recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing.

Here the complete list.

NOVEL

Experimental Film, Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications)

NOVELLA

Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand (PS Publishing-UK/Open Road Media-US)

NOVELETTE

“Even Clean Hands Can Do Damage,” Steve Duffy (Supernatural Tales #30, Autumn)

SHORT FICTION

“The Dying Season,” Lynda E. Rucker (Aickman’s Heirs)

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King (Scribner)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY

Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas (Undertow Publications)