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This is Horror Awards 2016: i vincitori

IMG_1955È stata pubblicata la lista dei vincitori del This is Horror Awards 2016, tra i quali segnaliamo tre Autori pubblicati in Italia da Edizioni Hypnos:

-John Langan, miglior romanzo con The Fisherman;

-Victor LaValle, migliore novella con The Ballad of Black Tom;

-Livia Llewellyn, migliore antologia di racconti con Furnace.

 

 

 

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The list of the winners of This is Horror Awards 2016 is now available online.

Three of the Authors have been published in Italy by Edizioni Hypnos: John Langan (winner for best novel, with The Fisherman), Victor LaValle (winner for best novella with The Ballad of Black Tom) and Livia Llewellyn (winner for best anthology with Furnace)

 

 

 

Il gioco di ruolo del Re in Giallo

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Pelgrane Press ha annunciato il lancio di un crowfunding su Kickstarter per la pubblicazione nel 2018 di un nuovo gioco di ruolo completamente dedicato alla figura del Re in Giallo, The Yellow King Roleplaying Game.

Ispirato ai racconti di Robert W. Chambers, il gioco sarà composto da quattro volumi che seguiranno la storia del testo maledetto nei secoli, dalla Parigi della Belle Epoque fino ai giorni nostri, in un turbinio di mistero e pazzia.

 

The book has been written.
The book has been read.
Now it rewrites you.
Across time it spreads, creating dread new realities.
And you’re in all of them.

Pelgrane Press announced a new Kickstarter for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game, to be released in 2018.

The four volumes, inspired by  Robert W. Chamber’s works, will follow the path of the suppressed play, The King in Yellow, through the ages from the Belle Epoque until present times. 

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.

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.

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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 avventure di Jules de Grandin in edizione integrale

img_1757Night Shades Books presenta una nuova edizione integrale delle avventure di Jules de Grandin, l’investigatore dell’occulto creato dalla penna di Seabury Quinn, pubblicate in Italia da Profondo Rosso.

Il progetto consta di cinque volumi, curati da George Vanderburgh, contenenti i novantatré racconti dedicati al famoso investigatore, apparsi tutti su Weird Tales.

Le copertine sono affidate a Donato Giancola, tra i più importanti artisti del fantastico contemporaneo. La data di uscita prevista per il primo volume, The Horror on the Links, è il 4 aprile, in edizione sia cartacea che digitale, entrambe già prenotabili anche in Italia.

 

Night Shades Books presents a new edition in five volumes of Jules de Grandin’s complete adventures, by Seabury Queen. The collection of the ninety-three short stories about the famous detective of the occult, all of them already published on Weird Tales, is edited by George Vanderburgh and the artwork is by Donato Giancola; the first volume, The Horror on the Links, will be available from April the 4th, in paper and digital edition. 

 

Tutti i Racconti di Saki

img_1756Disponibile da oggi una nuova e ricca edizione dei racconti di Hector Hugh Munro, in arte Saki, lo scrittore britannico che insieme ad Ambrose Bierce è considerato tra i maestri del racconto macabro.

Questa nuova edizione edita da Il Saggiatore, con prefazione di Graham Greene, dal semplice titolo “Racconti”, presenta per la prima volta in Italia tutti i racconti di Saki.

Le traduzioni sono di Ada Arduini e Gioia Guerzoni. Al momento il volume è disponibile solo in edizione cartacea.

Beffardo, crudele e macabro, Saki restituisce un feroce ritratto del suo tempo, risvegliando un immaginario orrifico e oscuro, infestato di mostri e creature leggendarie. Tratteggia con penna avvelenata una vasta galleria di tipi umani – corredata da una lunga serie di riti, fobie, inibizioni e ipocrisie – e mette in scena non solo comportamenti e abitudini che assumono caratteri di universalità, ma anche l’insolito, il bizzarro e il grottesco.

«Saki è sempre stato un maestro nello scrivere racconti stravaganti e macabri, che mettevano alla berlina la società e la cultura inglese. La sua prosa è squisita e ricca di sfumature, ma sotto l’arguzia si cela una profondità sorprendente» Jeff VanderMeer.

It is now available a new italian edition of the complete collection of short stories by Hector Hugh Munro, known as Saki, British writer and considered one of the Masters, with Ambrose Bierce, of macabre and grotesque short stories.

The volume, Racconti, is published by Il Saggiatore, at the moment only in paper edition.

 

L’Orrore Cosmico si fa… dado!

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Un nuovo progetto Kickstarter per il Cultista ludico che c’è in voi: Elder Dice, tre set di dadi poliedrici, ispirati all’orrore cosmico di H.P.Lovecraft.

Rosso per il Grande Cthulhu, blu per il Segno degli Antichi a stella e verde per il Segno degli Antichi lovecraftiano, ogni set è contenuto in un tomo magnetico decorato a tema: accessori assolutamente indispensabili per tutti i giocatori appassionati delle atmosfere horror dei Miti.

 

img_1754The Dice are Right, on Kickstarter : discover the Elder Dice, a new project for the Cultist gamer. 

Each set of Elder Dice contains the complete set of nine polyhedral gaming dice: 1 four-sided die, 3 six-sided dice, 1 eight-sided die, 1 ten-sided die, 1 ten-sided percentile die, 1 twelve-sided die, and 1 twenty-sided die. Each is packaged in its own matching grimoire box with a magnetic closure.

 

 

 

The Endless Fall di Jeffrey Thomas

img_1743The Endless Fall and Other Weird Fictions è la nuova raccolta di racconti di Jeffrey Thomas, creatore dell’acclamata ambientazione Punktown.

La raccolta, pubblicata dalla Lovecraft eZine Press e disponibile in versione sia cartacea che digitale anche per il pubblico italiano, comprende quattordici racconti, un’occasione ottima per conoscere il mirabolante mondo narrativo di Jeffrey Thomas.

Di Jeffrey Thomas Hypnos ha pubblicato il racconto “Nel Limbo” all’interno dell’antologia Nuovi Incubi.

(From the volume’s back cover)

“Respected as one of today’s leading figures of weird fiction for his striking imagination, versatility, and deeply emotional stories, Jeffrey Thomas here offers up fourteen searing tales. Included are the haunting and surreal “Ghosts in Amber,” in which a man is compelled to visit a mysterious derelict factory that harbors chilling secrets; “Jar of Mist,” which focuses on a father who, in seeking to understand his daughter’s suicide, encounters a dream-like other realm; “Those Above,” which imagines an alternate Victorian society controlled by vast monstrous entities from beyond; and the title novelette “The Endless Fall,” which concerns an astronaut who crash-lands on an unknown forested world where time seems to work in an alien way, and where he finds he is unfortunately not alone.”

Sycorax’s Daughters

img_1701Nuova interessante antologia dedicata all’horror e al weird femminile: si tratta di Sycorax’s Daughters, a cura di Kinitra D. Brooks, Linda D. Addison e Susana M. Morris, e pubblicata dalla casa editrice californiana Cedar Grove Publishing. Ventotto racconti e di quattordici poesie di scrittrici afroamericane, come suggerisce il titolo stesso della raccolta (il riferimento è a Sicorace, la defunta strega africana de La Tempesta di Shakespeare).

Ecco l’elenco delle autrici presenti:

Tiffany Austin, Tracey Baptiste, Regina N. Bradley, Patricia E. Canterbury, Crystal Connor, Joy M. Copeland, Amber Doe, Tish Jackson, Valjeanne Jeffers, Tenea D. Johnson, R. J. Joseph, A. D. Koboah, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kai Leakes, A. J. Locke, Carole McDonnell, Dana T. McKnight, LH Moore, L. Penelope, Zin E. Rocklyn, Eden Royce, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Nicole D. Sconiers, Cherene Sherrard, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Sheree Renée Thomas, Lori Titus, Tanesha Nicole Tyler, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, L. Marie Wood, K. Ceres Wright, Deana Zhollis.

 

Sycorax’s Daughters is a new interesting anthology focused on horror and weird by afro-american writers, edited by Kinitra D. Brooks, Linda D. Addison and Susana M. Morris, and published  by Cedar Grove Publishing.

The name in the title, Sycorax, refers to the african witch from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Here the full list of the Authors:

Tiffany Austin, Tracey Baptiste, Regina N. Bradley, Patricia E. Canterbury, Crystal Connor, Joy M. Copeland, Amber Doe, Tish Jackson, Valjeanne Jeffers, Tenea D. Johnson, R. J. Joseph, A. D. Koboah, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kai Leakes, A. J. Locke, Carole McDonnell, Dana T. McKnight, LH Moore, L. Penelope, Zin E. Rocklyn, Eden Royce, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Nicole D. Sconiers, Cherene Sherrard, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Sheree Renée Thomas, Lori Titus, Tanesha Nicole Tyler, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, L. Marie Wood, K. Ceres Wright, Deana Zhollis.

 

Ecco i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards 2016

img_1700La Horror Writers Association ha annunciato i finalisti dell’edizione 2016 dei Bram Stoker Awards, per le migliori opere di letteratura horror e dark fantasy.

La premiazione avverrà il 29 aprile, durante l’annuale StokerCon che si terrà a bordo della Queen Mary a Long Beach, California.

Segnaliamo in particolare le nominations di Alessandro Manzetti per miglior Antologia con The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) e miglior Raccolta di Poesie con Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), di Victor LaValle per miglior Novella con The Ballad of Black Tom,  di John Langan per miglio Romanzo con The Fisherman (Word Horde) e di Laird Barron per miglior Raccolta con Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.

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The Horror Writers Association announces the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy.

The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards will occur during the second annual StokerCon aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on the evening of April 29, 2017

We would like to point out the nominations of Alessandro Manzetti for Superior Achievement in an Anthology with The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) and in a Poetry Collection with Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), and also Victor LaValle for Long Fiction with The Ballad of Black Tom, John Langan for Best Novel with The Fisherman (Word Horde) and Laird Barron for Fiction Collection with Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

The complete list of the nominees follows.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Hand, Elizabeth – Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mongrels (William Morrow)
Langan, John – The Fisherman (Word Horde)
MacLeod, Bracken – Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books)
Tremblay, Paul – Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Barnett, Barbara – The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books)
Chapman, Greg – Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Deady, Tom – Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Garza, Michelle and Lason, Melissa – Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press)
Wytovich, Stephanie – The Eighth (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Alexander, Maria – Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Brozek, Jennifer – Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing)
Cosimano, Elle – Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney)
Roberts, Jeyn – When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Sirowy, Alexandra – The Telling (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Bunn, Cullen – Blood Feud (Oni Press)
Chambers, James – Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe (Moonstone)
de Campi, Alex – No Mercy, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)
Kirkman, Robert – Outcast by Kirkman&Azaceta, Vol 3 This Little Light (Image Comics)
Miller, Mark Alan and Lansdale, Joe R. –The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books)
Moore, Alan – Providence, Act 1 (Avatar Press)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Cushing, Nicole – The Sadist’s Bible (01Publishing)
Edelman, Scott – That Perilous Stuff (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
LaValle, Victor – The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com)
Malerman, Josh – The Jupiter Drop (You, Human) (Dark Regions Press)
Waggoner, Tim – The Winter Box (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Bailey, Michael – Time is a Face on the Water (Borderlands 6) (Borderlands Press)
Bodner, Hal – A Rift in Reflection (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
Golden, Christopher – The Bad Hour (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press)
Mannetti, Lisa – ArbeitMacht Frei(Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Crawl Space (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8) (Dell Magazines)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Barron, Laird – Swift to Chase (JournalStone)
Chizmar, Richard – A Long December (Subterranean Press)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (Mysterious Press)
O’Neill, Gene – Lethal Birds (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Schwaeble, Hank – American Nocturne (Cohesion Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Campbell, Josh, Chazelle, Damien, and Stuecken, Matthew – 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount Pictures)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Episode 01: Chapter One) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Upside Down (Episode 01: Chapter Eight) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Eggers, Robert – The VVitch (Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films, and Very Special Projects)
Logan, John – Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass (Episode 03:04) Showtime Presents in association with SKY, Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Bailey, Michael – Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards)
Manzetti, Alessandro – The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing)
Monteleone, Thomas F. and Monteleone, Oliva F. – Borderlands 6 (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
Mosiman, Billie Sue – Fright Mare-Women Write Horror (DM Publishing)
Murano, Doug and Ward, D. Alexander – Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Braudy, Leo – Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural(Yale University Press)
Franklin, Ruth – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Olson, Danel P. – Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)
Poole, W. Scott – In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft (Soft Skull Press)
Skal, David J. – Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote
Dracula (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Tibbetts, John – The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Boston, Bruce and Manzetti, Alessandro – Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria)
Collings, Michael R. – Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental (self-published)
Gailey, Jeannine Hall – Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems (Moon City Press)
Simon, Marge – Small Spirits (Midnight Town Media)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Brothel (Raw Dog Screaming Press)