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The Best Horror of the Year – vol. 11

È disponibile la nuova antologia horror curata da Ellen Datlow, The Best Horror of the Year – vol. 11, selezione dei migliori racconti di paura e terrore dell’ultimo anno.

Tra gli Autori presenti in questa nuova edizione segnaliamo, a titolo di esempio, Laird Barron, John Langan, Robert Shearman, Kristi DeMeester, Gemma Files, e molti altri.

Qui sotto, l’indice completo dei racconti presenti in questa edizione.

Remember Nothing — Anne Billson
Monkeys on the Beach — Ralph Robert Moore
Painted Wolves — Ray Cluley
Shit Happens — Michael Marshall Smith 
You Know How the Story Goes — Thomas Olde Heuvelt 
Back Along the Old Track — Sam Hicks
Masks — Peter Sutton
The Donner Party — Dale Bailey
Milkteeth — Kristi DeMeester
Haak — John Langan
Thin Cold Hands — Gemma Files
A Tiny Mirror by Eloise — C. C. Shepherd
I Love You Mary-Grace — Amelia Mangan
The Jaws of Ouroboros — Steve Toase
A Brief Moment of Rage — Bill Davidson
Golden Sun — Kristi DeMeester, Richard Thomas, Damien Angelica Walters, and Michael Wehunt 
White Mare — Thana Niveau  
Girls Without Their Faces On — Laird Barron
Thumbsucker — Robert Shearman   
You Are Released — Joe Hill
Red Rain — Adam-Troy Castro
Split Chain Stitch — Steve Toase 
No Exit — Orrin Grey
Haunt – Siobhan Carroll
Sleep — Carly Holmes

It is now available the new horror anthology edited by Ellen Datlow, The Best Horror of the Year – vol.11, with the selection of best horror stories of the last year. See above the full list of contents.

Weird Fiction Review #9

Centipede Press presenta il nono numero di Weird Fiction Review, a cura di S. T. Joshi, rivista di letteratura weird e soprannaturale, con cadenza annuale.

In questo nono numero sono presenti testi di Caitlin R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, Victor LaValle, Stephen Graham Jones, Scott Bradfield, per citare solo alcuni nomi, oltre a numerosi articoli. La copertina e le illustrazioni sono dell’artista Colin Nitta.

La rivista è disponibile sul sito dell’Editore.

It is now available the last issue of Weird Fiction Review by Centipede Press: it is an annual periodical focused on the study of weird and supernatural fiction and edited by S. T. Joshi.

This ninth issue contains works by Caitlin R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, Victor LaValle, Stephen Graham Jones, Scott Bradfield, just to name a few, and many articles. The artwork is by the artist  Colin Nitta.

The Weird Fiction Review #9 is available for purchase on the Publisher’s website. 

Progetto Kickstarter: Do Not Go Quietly

Apex Publication lancerà un progetto Kickstarter per un’antologia, curata da Jason Sizemore e Lesley Conner, dal titolo Do Not Go Quietly.

Al suo interno, al momento, scrittori come John Hornor Jacobs, A. Merc Rustad, Rebecca Roanhorse, Maurice Broaddus, Nayad Monroe, Karin Lowachee, Brooke Bolander, Laird Barron, Brian Keene, Cassandra Khaw, Nisi Shawl, Catherynne M. Valente, Seanan McGuire, Fran Wilde, Rich Larson, Sarah Pinsker, J.F. Gonzalez e Lesley Conner, ma le candidature sono ancora aperte.

La copertina, della quale potete ammirare qui un piccolo assaggio, sarà di Marcela Bolivar.

48F619B6-7827-49E5-98ED-23E722E48E85From Apex Publications website:

This spring, Apex Publications will be running a Kickstarter to fund an anthology about resistance titled Do Not Go Quietly, to be edited by Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner. Authors John Hornor Jacobs, A. Merc Rustad, Rebecca Roanhorse, Maurice Broaddus, Nayad Monroe, Karin Lowachee, Brooke Bolander, Laird Barron, Brian Keene, Cassandra Khaw, Nisi Shawl, Catherynne M. Valente, Seanan McGuire, Fran Wilde, Rich Larson, and Sarah Pinsker have answered the call and will be contributing stories. Plus, a new story by J.F. Gonzalez, co-written with Lesley Conner, will be included.

Want your name among this outstanding lineup? We will be holding an open submissions period during the Kickstarter!

Cover art will be by the amazing Marcela Bolivar. Marcela is the cover artist of Apex Magazine issues 96 and 87, as well as Damien Angelica Walters’s upcoming collection Cry Your Way Home. We don’t have completed artwork yet, but we can offer you this sneak peek of her work in progress.

I finalisti dei Shirley Jackson Awards 2016

Sono stati pubblicati i nomi dei finalisti dei Shirley Jackson’s Awards per il 2016, per le migliori opere letterarie in ambito horror.

Qui di seguito la lista completa dei finalisti.

I nostri complimenti a tutti i finalisti e in particolare a Livia Llewellyn, Laird Barron e Victor LaValle.

Here the full list of the nominees for the Shirley Jackson Awards 2016 for horror literature. Congratulations to all the nominees, and especially to Livia Llewellyn, Laird Barron and Victor LaValle.


Foxlowe, Eleanor Wasserberg (Fourth Estate-UK/Penguin Books-US)
The Girls, Emma Cline (Random House)
I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid (Gallery/Scout)
Lily, Michael Thomas Ford (Lethe)
Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow)
The Wonder, Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)


The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson (
“Maggots,” Nina Allan (Five Stories High)
Muscadines, S.P. Miskowski (Dunhams Manor)
The Sadist’s Bible, Nicole Cushing (01 Publishing)
The Warren, Brian Evenson (


“Andy Kaufman Creeping Through the Trees,” Laird Barron (Autumn Cthulhu)
“Angel, Monster, Man,” Sam J. Miller (Nightmare
“Breaking Water,” Indrapramit Das (
“The Night Cyclist,” Stephen Graham Jones (
“Presence,” Helen Oyeyemi (What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours)
“Waxy,” Camilla Grudova (Granta)


“Animal Parts,” Irenosen Okojie (Speak, Gigantular)
“The Apartments,” Karen Heuler (Other Places)
“Postcards from Natalie,” Carrie Laben (The Dark)
“Red,” Katie Knoll (Masters Review)
“Things With Beards,” Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld)


Almost Insentient, Almost Divine, D.P. Watt (Undertow)
Furnace, Livia Llewellyn (Word Horde)
Greener Pastures, Michael Wehunt (Shock Totem)
A Natural History of Hell, Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer Press)
We Show What We Have Learned, Clare Beams (Lookout)


Autumn Cthulhu, edited by Mike Davis (Lovecraft eZine Press)
The Madness of Dr. Caligari, edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (Fedogan and Bremer )
The Starlit Wood, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe (Saga Press )
Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories, edited by Kelsi Morris and Kaitlin Tremblay (Exile Editions)
An Unreliable Guide to London, edited by Kit Caless and Gary Budden (Influx Press)


Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.4

18155984_800130466805612_8494194950274704581_oRivelati i contenuti dell’appuntamento annuale con il meglio del weird, pubblicato dalla Undertow Publications.

Dopo Laird Barron, Kate Koja e Simon Strantzas, ad accompagnare Michael Kelly nella curatela del quarto volume di Year’s Best Weird Fiction, in uscita a ottobre 2017, è Helen Marshall. 

Qui sotto, l’indice completo delle quindici storie più interessanti del weird contemporaneo.


The list of contents of the fourth volume of the best of weird literature, Year’s Best Weird Fiction by Undertow Publications is now available: the volume will present fifthteen short stories, edited by Michael Kelly and the new guest editor, Hellen Marshall. Here follows the full list.

“I Was A Teenage Werewolf”, Dale Bailey
“Breakdown”, Gary Budden
“The Signal Birds”, Octavia Cade
“Breaking Water”, Indrapramit Das
“The End Of Hope Street”, Malcolm Devlin
“The Blameless”, Jeffrey Ford
“Waxy”, Camilla Grudova
“A Heavy Devotion”, Daisy Johnson.
“Red”, Katie Knoll
“In The Ruins Of Mohenjo-Daro” Usman T. Malik
“Angel, Monster, Man” Sam J. Miller
“Outtakes”, Irenosen Okojie
“Beating The Bounds”, Aki Schilz
“The Kings With No Hands”, Johanna Sinisalo
“The Dancer On The Stairs”, Sarah Tolmie

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.


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 (
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)

Weird Fiction Reviews #7 e Dark Discoveries #37

notizia-3-a-1Due nuove uscite nel mondo delle riviste dedicate al weird e all’horror: si tratta del numero 7 di Weird Fiction Review e del numero 37 di Dark Discoveries.
– Weird Fiction Review (#7) è il volume annuale di saggistica e narrativa weird curato da S.T. Joshi e pubblicato dalla Centipede Press. Il volume, il cui prezzo di listino è 35$, è disponibile ora presso l’editore al prezzo speciale di 19$.
– Dark Discoveries (#37), ha questa volta come protagonista Paul Tremblay, con un’intervista all’autore e il racconto “It Won’t Go Away”. Il numero contiene anche racconti di Reggie Oliver, Brian Lumley, Bracken MacLeod, Barbie Wilde e Molly Tanzer, oltre a saggi, articoli, recensione e molti altri racconti.
notizia-3-bTwo interesting new issues for the readers of weird and horror literature:  number 7 of Weird Fiction Review and number 37 of Dark Discoveries.
– Weird Fiction Review (#7) is an annual periodical devoted to the study of weird and supernatural fiction. It is edited by S.T. Joshi and published by Centipede Press. The volume, usually sold for 35$, is now available of the publisher’s website at the special price of 19$.
– Dark Discoveries (#37), is about Supernaturalism. Special guest is Paul Tremblay, with an interview and the short story “It Won’t Go Away”.  In this issue you will find also some short stories by Reggie Oliver, Brian Lumley, Bracken MacLeod, Barbie Wilde e Molly Tanzer, reviews, articles, columns by Laird Barron and others, and much more.

Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.4

img_1682Annunciato il quarto volume di Year’s Best Weird Fiction pubblicato dalla Undertow Publications.

Ad affiancare Michael Kelly alla curatela, dopo Laird Barron, Kate Koja e Simon Strantzas, è Helen Marshall, l’autrice canadese che con la raccolta Gifts for the One Who Comes After ha vinto nel 2015 lo Shirley Jackson Award e il World Fantasy Award.

La copertina del quarto volume è stata affidata a Alex Andreev.




UndertowPubs, publisher of Year’s Weird Best Fiction, announced the cover art for the fourth volume, edited by Michael Kelly and Helen Marshall, canadian writer who won In 2015 the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award with the collection Gifts for the One Who Comes After.

The cover art for this volume is by Alex Andreev.

X come occhi

xcomeocchiTorna Laird Barron alle Edizioni Hypnos: si tratta della novella X come occhi (X’s for eyes), il terzo numero della Collana Visioni, appena pubblicato.

Il volume vi catturerà con le mirabolanti avventure dei fratelli Tooms, giovani eredi di un’immensa e misteriosa multinazionale, attraverso lande ghiacciate, tra sonde spaziali, improbabili spie, super-cattivi e orrori siderali, in una spirale di pazzia e umorismo da non perdere.

Un vero pulp lovecraftiano, dalla geniale mente di Laird Barron.



Larid Barron is back, italian edition, with the novella X come occhi (X’s for eyes), the third issue in the Visioni series by Edizioni Hypnos.

Discover the adventurous life of Tooms Brothers, young heirs of a huge and mysterious enterprise, through ice, space, spies, sidereal horrors, in a crazy spyral of humour and insanity: a great lovecraftian pulp from Laird Barron’s genius mind.



Torna The Outer Dark in alta definizione

img_1387Nuovamente disponibile, e in alta definizione audio, uno dei più interessanti episodi del celebre podcast sul weird, The Outer Dark.

In questo episodio del 2015, tavola rotonda sullo stato del weird con Laird Barron, Scott Nicolay e Justin Steele.

Un’occasione unica per addentrarsi nei meandri del weird.

Qui il link per accedere al podcast.


The most interesting podcast about weird literature, The Outer Dark, is now available in high  audio definiton. Here the chance to listen again to one of the most captivating episodes, at this link, where Laird Barron and Justin Steele join the host Scott Nicolay in a roundtable about the state of the weird.