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The Big Book of Classic Fantasy di Ann e Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer è sicuramente una delle voci più importanti del fantastico contemporaneo, portavoce del new weird e giunto alla notorietà anche in Italia grazie soprattutto alla Trilogia dell’Area X, il cui primo romanzo Annientamento ha raggiunto il grande pubblico grazie anche a una trasposizione cinematografica di successo. VanderMeer, insieme alla moglie Ann, è anche stato curatore della monumentale raccolta di oltre mille pagine, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, pubblicata nel 2012, che copre il genere dalle origini sino ai giorni nostri.

Dopo che nel 2016 è stato pubblicato sempre con la loro curatela The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection, ora la medesima operazione viene fatta con il genere fantasy in un volume di oltre 800 pagine uscito il 2 luglio con il titolo di The Big Book of Classic Fantasy: The Ultimate Collection.

L’interesse di tale antologia è la presenza di materiale proveniente da tutte le regioni del mondo, con quindi grande attenzione al fantasy non di matrice anglofona.

Qui di seguito, vi presentiamo l’elenco completo dei racconti inclusi nel volume, disponibile sia in formato cartaceo che digitale.

“The Queen’s Son” by Bettina von Arnim

“Hans-My-Hedgehog,” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

“The Story of the Hard Nut,” by E. T. A. Hoffmann

“Rip Van Winkle,” by Washington Irving

“The Luck of the Bean-Rows,” by Charles Nodier

“Transformation,” by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“The Nest of Nightingales,” by Théophile Gautier

“The Fairytale About a Dead Body, Belonging to No One Knows Whom,” by Vladimir Odoevsky

“The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton,” by Charles Dickens

“The Nose,” by Nikolai Gogol

“The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Story of Jeon Unchi,” by Anonymous

“Feathertop: A Moralized Legend,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Master Zacharius,” by  Jules Verne

“The Frost King: Or, the Power of Love,” by Louisa May Alcott

“The Tartarus of Maids,” by Herman Melville

“The Magic Mirror,” by George MacDonald

“The Diamond Lens,” by  Fitz-James O’Brien

“Goblin Market,” Christina Rossetti

“The Will-o’-the-Wisps Are in Town,” by Hans Christian Andersen

The Legend of the Pale Maiden,” by Aleksis Kivi

“Looking-Glass House,” by Lewis Carroll

“Furnica, or the Queen of the Ants,” by Carmen Sylva

“The Story of Iván the Fool,” by Leo Tolstoy

“The Goophered Grapevine,” by Charles W. Chestnutt

“The Bee-Man of Orn,” by Frank R. Stockton

“The Remarkable Rocket,” by Oscar Wilde

“The Ensouled Violin,” by H. P. Blavatskaya

“The Death of Odjigh,” by Marcel Schwob

“The Terrestrial Fire,” by Marcel Schwob

“The Kingdom of Cards,” by Rabindranath Tagore

“The Other Side: A Breton Legend,” by Count Eric Stanlislaus Stenbock

“The Fulness of Life,” by Edith Wharton

“Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady,” by Vernon Lee

“The Little Room,” by Madeline Yale Wynne

“The Plattner Story,” by H. G. Wells

“The Princess Baladina—Her Adventure,” by  Willa Cather

“The Reluctant Dragon,” by Kenneth Grahame

“Iktomi Tales,” by Zitkala-Ša

“Marionettes,” by Louis Fréchette

“Dance of the Comets: An Astral Pantomime in Two Acts,” by Paul Scheerbart

“The White People,” by Arthur Machen

“Blamol,” by Gustav Meyrink

“Goblins: A Logging Camp Story,” by Louis Fréchette

“Sowbread,” by Grazia Deledda

“The Angry Street,” by  G. K. Chesterton

“The Aunt and Amabel,” by E. Nesbit

“Sacrifice,” by Aleksey Remizov

“The Princess Steel,” by W. E. B. Du Bois

“The Hump,” by Fernán Caballero

“The Celestial Omnibus,” by E. M. Forster

“The Legend of the Ice Babies,” by E. Pauline Johnson

“The Last Redoubt,” by William Hope Hodgson

“Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse,” by L. Frank Baum

“The Plant Men,” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“Strange News from Another Star,” by Hermann Hesse

“The Metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka

“The Hoard of the Gibbelins,” by Lord Dunsany

“Through the Dragon Glass,” by A. Merritt

“David Blaze and the Blue Door,” by E. F. Benson

“The Big Bestiary of Modern Literature,” by Franz Blei

“The Alligator War,” by Horacio Quiroga

“Friend Island,” by Francis Stevens

“Magic Comes to a Committee,” by Stella Benson

“Gramaphone of the Ages,” by Yefim Zozulya

“Joiwind,” by David Lindsay

“Sound in the Mountain,” by Maurice Renard

“Sennin,” by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

“Koshtra Pivrarcha,” by E. R. Eddison

“At the Border,” by Der Nister

“The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyon,” by W. B. Laughead

“Talkative Domovoi,” by Aleksandr Grin

“The Ratcatcher,” by Aleksandr Grin

“The Shadow Kingdom,” by Robert E. Howard

“The Man Traveling with the Brocade,” by Edogawa Ranpo

“A Visit to the Museum,” by Vladimir Nabokov

“The Water Sprite’s Tale,” by Karel Čapek

“The Capital of Cat Country,” by Lao She

“Coyote Stories,” by Mourning Dove

“Uncle Monday,” by Zora Neale Hurston

“Rose-Cold, Moon Skater,” by María Teresa León

“A Night of the High Season,” by Bruno Schulz

“The Influence of the Sun,” by Fernand Dumont

“The Town of Cats,” by Hagiwara Sakutarō

“The Debutante,” by Leonora Carrington

“The Jewels in the Forest,” by Fritz Leiber

“Evening Primrose,” by John Collier

“The Coming of the White Worm,” by Clark Ashton Smith

“The Man Who Could Walk Through Walls,” by Marcel Aymé

“Leaf by Niggle,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

A new big collection by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, focused on the best fantasy tales from all over the world: it isThe Big Book of Classic Fantasy: The Ultimate Collection, more than 800 pages, published on July 2nd. See above the full list of contents. The book is available in paper and digital edition.

I finalisti dei Locus Awards 2018

La Locus Science Fiction Foundation ha annunciato la lista dei finalisti per i Locus Awards 2018.

I vincitori saranno proclamati durante il Locus Award Weekend in Seattle, WA, previsto per il 22-24 giugno 2018.

La lista completa dei finalisti è disponibile a questo link. Segnaliamo in particolare The Changeling di Victor LaValle, Ubo di Steve Rasnic Tem e Agents of Dreamland di Caitlín R. Kiernan

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The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the finalists in each category of the 2018 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 22-24, 2018.

Among the finalists, The Changeling by Victor LaValle, Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem and Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan.

The complete list is available at this link.

Veniss Underground per Elara

 

Grazie a Elara, arriva finalmente in Italia VENISS UNDERGROUND55A2CE0E-3C94-4298-A799-D03314584647romanzo di Jeff VanderMeer, la figura più importante del movimento new weird.

Dalla quarta di copertina, le parole di Michael Moorcock: “La fantasmagoria di Veniss Underground cresce progressivamente fino a diventare un quadro di Bosch, una visione d’incubo che rende evidenti le molte virtù di VanderMeer…”.

Maggiori informazioni a questo link

 

Thank to the publisher Elara, is now available the Italian translation of VENISS UNDERGROUND, a novel by Jeff VanderMeer, the main representative of the new weird.

More infos at this link.

Le visionarie – fantascienza, fantasy e femminismo.

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Neroeditions presenta la versione italiana dell’antologia curata da Ann e Jeff VanderMeer, intitolata Le Visionarie-fantascienza, fantasy e femminismo: un’antologia.

Il volume, di 536 pagine, raccoglie ventinove racconti di autrici che spaziano dal genere horror al fantasy, passando dalla fantascienza e dal weird, presentando nomi più classici come Ursula Le Guin e Tanith Lee ma anche più moderni come Nnedi Okorafor e Leena Krohn.

L’edizione italiana del libro è stata coordinata da Claudia Durastanti e Veronica Raimo.

 

Neroeditions presents the Italian edition of the anthology edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Le visionarie-fantascienza, fantasy e femminismo: un’antologia.

The volume collects 29 stories of feminist speculative fiction, from science fiction to horror, weird and fantasy, with Authors like Ursula LeGuin, Tanith Lee, Leena Krohn and Nnedi Okorafor, jut to name a few.

The Italian edition was handled by Claudia Durastanti and Veronica Raimo.

 

 

 

Il mondo pieno di mostri di VanDerMeer

EA43578A-53F3-483C-B53E-78FA3C8F6FACSul sito della Casa Editrice americana Tor.com, specializzata in testi di fantascienza e  fantastico, è disponibile per i lettori un racconto di Jeff VanDerMeer intitolato “This world is full of monsters”.

Jeff VanDerMeer è stato pubblicato in Italia da Einaudi (Trilogia dell’Area X) ed Elara (La città dei santi e dei folli), e un suo racconto è contenuto anche nell’antologia Nuovi Incubi di Edizioni Hypnos.

 

A full story by Jeff VanderMeer, “This world is full of monsters”, is now available for the readers on Tor.com.

The Author was published in Italian by Einaudi (Trilogia dell’Area X) and Elara (La città dei santi e dei folli), and in the anthology un Nuovi Incubi by Edizioni Hypnos.

Bestiario Moderno

bestiaryCentipede Press annuncia la prossima pubblicazione di The Bestiary, curato da Ann VanderMeer, con l’introduzione di Jeff VanderMeer.

La tradizione dei bestiari è lunga e radicata nel passato, ma in questo particolare volume potrete ammirare un “bestiario moderno”, ispirato alle opere di alcuni importanti scrittori dell’horror e del weird dei nostri tempi, come Karen Lord, Dexter Palmer, Brian Evenson, China Miéville, Felix Gilman, Catherynne M. Valente, Rikki Ducornet, e Karin Lowachee.

Il volume contiene più di 20 pagine di illustrazioni, opere dell’artista Ivica Stevanovic, di cui vi diamo qualche esempio qui sotto.

 

Centipede Press announces that soon it will be available the volume The Bestiary, edited by Ann VanderMeer, with an introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.

Bestiaries have a long tradition, but this special volume will introduce you to the modern world of bestiaries, inspired by the work of well known writers of weird and horror literature, like  Karen Lord, Dexter Palmer, Brian Evenson, China Miéville, Felix Gilman, Catherynne M. Valente, Rikki Ducornet, and Karin Lowachee.

The volume contains more than 20 illustrated pages with the work of the artist Ivica Stevanovic: you can admire some examples above.

Fantasy and Science Fiction #14

Fantasy SFIl numero 14 della incarnazione italiana di Fantasy & Science Fiction, in uscita nei primi mesi del 2016, sarà un appuntamento imperdibile per tutti gli amanti del weird, con la pubblicazione di “Shiva, Open Your Eye“, il racconto che nel 2001 pose all’attenzione dei lettori di F&SF e del pubblico americano Laird Barron. Il racconto è stato poi scelto come apertura della prima antologia di Barron The Imago Sequence and Other Stories.

L’edizione italiana di F&SF, curata da Armando Corridore per le edizioni Elara, non è nuova a incursioni nella letteratura weird contemporanea: tra i nomi già apparsi sulla rivista Thomas Ligotti (“La Biblioteca di Bisanzio” The Library of Byzanthium, F&SF n. 9), Jeffrey Ford (“Il dolce legame” The Honeyed Knot, F&SF n. 9) e Jeff VanderMeer (“Un cuore per Lucrezia” A Heart for Lucrezia, F&SF n. 11).

 

imageNumber 14 of the italian version of Fantasy & Science Fiction, to be published in the first half of 2016, will be a very special issue for all the readers who love weird fiction, for the volume will contain “Shiva, Open Your Eye”, the short story by Laird Barron that gave to this great writer the attention of the magazine and american readers. The same story was then published in the first Barron’s collection, The Imago Sequence and Other Stories.

The italian version of  F&SF, edited by Armando Corridore for Elara, explores often the weird side of modern literature: on the past issues of the magazine you can find authors like Thomas Ligotti (“La Biblioteca di Bisanzio” The Library of Byzanthium, F&SF n. 9), Jeffrey Ford (“Il dolce legame” The Honeyed Knot, F&SF n. 9) and Jeff VanderMeer (“Un cuore per Lucrezia” A Heart for Lucrezia, F&SF n. 11).

 

 

Edizioni Hypnos partner di Horror Writer Association Italy

È ufficiale: Edizioni Hypnos è ora partner della Horror Writer Association Italy: la nostra Casa Editrice entra a far par della lista degli Editori italiani supportano la recentemente creata sezione italiana della celebre HWA.

Il volume Nuovi Incubi, edizione italiana dell’Year’s Weird Best Fiction vol.1, sarà quindi inserito, in versione digitale, nel Gift Pack di quest’anno, offerto agli Associati HWAItaly: una perfetta occasione per scoprire gli Autori del Modern Weird, come Michael Blumlein, Kristi DeMeester, Jeffrey Ford, John R. Fultz, Richard Gavin, Maria Dahvana Headley, John Langan, Livia Llewellyn, Moreno Pavanello, W.H. Pugmire, Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Chen Qiufan, Anne-Sylvie Salzman, Sofia Samatar, Simon Strantzas, Anna Taborska, Jeffrey Thomas, Karin Tidbeck, Paul Tremblay, Jeff VanderMeer, Damien Angelica Walters, A.C. Wise.

 

Edizioni Hypnos is now partner of The Horror Writer Association Italy, being one of the Italian Publishers supporting this newly created branch of the HWA.

The HWA Italy members will find then the digital edition of Nuovi Incubi italian translation of Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.1, in the annual Gift Pack: a great opportunity to discover the best weird short stories by Authors like Michael Blumlein, Kristi DeMeester, Jeffrey Ford, John R. Fultz, Richard Gavin, Maria Dahvana Headley, John Langan, Livia Llewellyn, Moreno Pavanello, W.H. Pugmire, Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Chen Qiufan, Anne-Sylvie Salzman, Sofia Samatar, Simon Strantzas, Anna Taborska, Jeffrey Thomas, Karin Tidbeck, Paul Tremblay, Jeff VanderMeer, Damien Angelica Walters, A.C. Wise.

 

World Fantasy Award 2015

world fantasy award 15È attualmente in corso (5-8 novembre), a Saratoga Springs, la World Fantasy Convention, evento annuale per professionisti del settore e appassionati del genere fantasy letterario e artistico. Tra gli ospiti di quest’anno, l’autrice weird e curatrice del vol. 2 di Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Kathe Koja.

Durante l’evento verranno assegnati i World Fantasy Awards: a questo link potete trovare tutte le nominations divise per categoria. Segnaliamo in particolare:

  • Romanzo – Jeff VanderMeer, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals)
  • Racconto breve – Scott Nicolay, Do You Like to Look at Monsters?
  • Racconto breve – Kaaron Warren, “Death’s Door Café” (Shadows & Tall Trees 2014)
  • Antologia – Ellen Datlow, ed., Fearful Symmetries (ChiZine Publications)
  • Antologia – Michael Kelly, ed. Shadows & Tall Trees 2014 (Undertow Publications)
  • Raccolta – Rebecca Lloyd, Mercy and Other Stories (Tartarus Press)
  • Raccolta – Angela Slatter, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (Tartarus Press)
  • Special Award – Matt Cardin, Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti (Subterranean Press)

Ed infine, il Life Achievement Award per Ramsay Campbell.

I vincitori saranno proclamati domenica pomeriggio, 8 novembre.

The World Fantasy Convention (running now from 5th to 8th November) is an annual convention of professionals and fans of fantasy  literature and art. Special guest of the 2015 edition is Kathe Koja, author of weird literwture and editor of vol.2 Year’s Best Weird Fiction.

The World Fantasy Awards are presented at the event: here you can find all the nominees 2015.

Here our highlights:

  • Novel – Jeff VanderMeer, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals)
  • Short fiction – Scott Nicolay, Do You Like to Look at Monsters?
  • Short fiction – Kaaron Warren, “Death’s Door Café” (Shadows & Tall Trees 2014)
  • Anthology – Ellen Datlow, ed., Fearful Symmetries (ChiZine Publications)
  • Anthology – Michael Kelly, ed. Shadows & Tall Trees 2014 (Undertow Publications)
  • Collection – Rebecca Lloyd, Mercy and Other Stories (Tartarus Press)
  • Collection – Angela Slatter, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (Tartarus Press)
  • Special Award – Matt Cardin, Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti (Subterranean Press)

And finally, the Life Achievement Award for Ramsay Campbell.

The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention Banquet on Sunday afternoon.