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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

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.

Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.3

imageDisponibile in versione digitale e cartacea il terzo volume della serie Year’s Best Weird Fiction, l’appuntamento annuale della Undertow Publications.

Accanto a Michael Kelly, il curatore ospite per il terzo volume è Simon Strantzas, tra le più apprezzate voci dell’horror e del weird contemporaneo.

Il volume presenta il meglio del weird pubblicato per la prima volta nel 2015. Accanto ai principali autori weird contemporanei, non poteva mancare il prezioso inedito di Robert Aickman, “The Strangers”, pubblicato da Tartarus Press nel volume omonimo.

Il volume è già disponibile sia in versione digitale che cartacea, e da quest’anno sarà disponibile anche la versione rilegata.
Questi gli autori presenti nel volume: Robert Aickman, Matthew M. Bartlett, Sadie Bruce, Nadia Bulkin, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Conn, Brian Evenson, L.S. Johnson, Rebecca Kuder, Tim Lebbon, Reggie Oliver, Lynda E. Rucker, Robert Shearman, Christopher Slatsky, D.P. Watt, Michael Wehunt, Marian Womack, Genevieve Valentine.

“Maybe the question isn’t what is Weird Fiction, but why? Why is this term growing in popularity as of late? If the term Horror is more appropriate, why not simply reclaim and rehabilitate it?”
Simon Strantzas, Guest Editor

It is now available in digital and paper edition the third volume of Year’s Best Weird Fiction, by Undertow Publications.

This year’s guest editor, together with Michael Kelly, is the well known writer Simon Strantzas, one of the most appreciated voices of modern horror and weird literature. 

The volume collects the best weird literature published  in 2015 for the first time and also Robert Aickman’s “The Strangers”, published by Tartarus Press; the book is now available in digital and paperback edition and, for the first time, also in hardback edition.

Here the list of the authors in the volume: Robert Aickman, Matthew M. Bartlett, Sadie Bruce, Nadia Bulkin, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Conn, Brian Evenson, L.S. Johnson, Rebecca Kuder, Tim Lebbon, Reggie Oliver, Lynda E. Rucker, Robert Shearman, Christopher Slatsky, D.P. Watt, Michael Wehunt, Marian Womack, Genevieve Valentine.

 

YBWF volume 3- Cover Art

imageEccovi un’anteprima della copertina del terzo volume di Year’s Best Weird Fiction, curato da Michael Kelly e Simon Strantzas.

L’artista è Beatriz Martin Vidal.

 

 

 

Here the cover art for Year’s Best Weird Fiction volume 3, edited by Michael Kelly and Simon Strantzas. The artist is Beatriz Matrin Vidal.

 

 

Il Mondo secondo Strantzas

Il podcast numero 30 di Project iRadio, di Scott Nicolay, vede come ospite lo scrittore canadese Simon Strantzas che si lancia in una lunga e appassionante disamina di svariati argomenti legati al mondo del Weird letterario e non solo. Dalla pubblicazione della sua ultima antologia, Burnt Black Suns (e la sua prossima pubblicazione in italiano per Edizioni Hypnos!) al lavoro di curatore per Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.3, alla ricerca sul campo, passando per Thinking Horror, Aickman, Ligotti, Stephen King, la tassonomia applicata agli insetti e alla letteratura, il Weird e l’Horror, e molto altro.

Un episodio di Outer Dark davvero intenso, per vedere il mondo con gli occhi di Simon Strantzas.

This new episode of Project iRadio features Canadian writer Simon Strantzas, returning at the Outer Dark podcast to discuss of his works and the world, seen through his dark lens: from Burnt Black Suns, his latest anthology, soon to be published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos, to his editing work with Michael Kelly for Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol. 3, field working, taxonomy applied to insects and literaturek Weird and Horror, Aickman, Ligotti, Stephen King and much more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.3 revealed!

amseyMichael Kelly e Simon Strantzas annunciano l’indice del terzo volume di Year’s Weird Best Fiction, la raccolta dei migliori racconti weird di lingua inglese del 2015.

Eccovi la lista:

  • “The Strangers” di Robert Aickman.
  • “Rangel” di Matthew M. Bartlett.
  • “Little Girls in Bone Museums” di Sadie Bruce.
  • “Violet is the Color of Your Energy” di Nadia Bulkin.
  • “Fetched” di Ramsey Campbell.
  • “The Marking” di Kristi DeMeester.
  • “Seaside Town” di Brian Evenson.
  • “Julie” di L.S. Johnson.
  • “Rabbit, Cat, Girl” di Rebecca Kuder.
  • “Strange Currents” di Tim Lebbon.
  • “The Rooms Are High” di Reggie Oliver.
  • “The Seventh Wave” di Lynda E. Rucker.
  • “Blood” di Robert Shearman.
  • “Loveliness Like a Shadow” di Christopher Slatsky.
  • “Honey Moon” di D.P. Watt.
  • “The Devil Under the Maison Blue” di Michael Wehunt.
  • “Orange Dogs” di Marian Womack.
  • “Visit Lovely Cornwall on the Western Railway Line” di Genevieve Valentine

Michael Kelly and Simon Strantzas announced the Table of Contents for volume 3 of the Year’s Best Weird Fiction.

Here the list:

  • “The Strangers” by Robert Aickman. First published in The Strangers and Other Writings.
  • “Rangel” by Matthew M. Bartlett. First published in Rangel.
  • “Little Girls in Bone Museums” by Sadie Bruce. First published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2015.
  • “Violet is the Color of Your Energy” by Nadia Bulkin. First published in She Walks in Shadows, Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles, eds.
  • “Fetched” by Ramsey Campbell. First published in Horrorology, Stephen Jones, ed., as “Nightmare.”
  • “Guest” by Brian Conn. First published in The Bestiary, AnnVanderMeer, ed.
  • “The Marking” by Kristi DeMeester. First published in Three-lobed Burning Eye #27.
  • “Seaside Town” by Brian Evenson. First published in Aickman’s Heirs, Simon Strantzas, ed.
  • “Julie” by L.S. Johnson. First published in Strange Tales V, Rosalie Parker, ed.
  • “Rabbit, Cat, Girl” by Rebecca Kuder. First published in XIII: Stories of Transformation, Mark Teppo, ed.
  • “Strange Currents” by Tim Lebbon. First published in Innsmouth Nightmares, Lois H. Gresh, ed.
  • “The Rooms Are High” by Reggie Oliver. First published in The Sea of Blood.
  • “The Seventh Wave” by Lynda E. Rucker. First published in Terror Tales of the Ocean, Paul Finch, ed.
  • “Blood” by Robert Shearman. First published in Seize the Night, Christopher Golden, ed.
  • “Loveliness Like a Shadow” by Christopher Slatsky. First published in Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales.
  • “Honey Moon” by D.P. Watt. First published in A Soliloquy for Pan, Mark Beech, ed.
  • “The Devil Under the Maison Blue” by Michael Wehunt. First published in The Dark #10.
  • “Orange Dogs” by Marian Womack. First published in WeirdFictionReview.com.
  • “Visit Lovely Cornwall on the Western Railway Line” by Genevieve Valentine. First published in The Doll Collection, Ellen Datlow, ed.

Un Abbonamento molto Weird

Sono aperte le sottoscrizioni per abbonarsi alle prossime uscite di Undertow Pubs! L’offerta prevede quattro volumi di racconti weird e fantastici:

  • “Meet Me in the Middle of the Air,” di Eric Schaller (Marzo 2016)
  • “Singing With all My Skin and Bone,” di Sunny Moraine (Giugno 2016)
  • “Almost Insentient, Almost Divine,” di D.P. Watt (Luglio 2016)
  • “Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3,” curato da Simon Strantzas & Michael Kelly (Ottobre 2016)

Per maggiori informazioni, visitate questo link.

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The subscriptions for a new weird year of beautiful literature att Undertow Pubs are now open!

Here the titles of the four volumes soon in print:

  • “Meet Me in the Middle of the Air,” by Eric Schaller (March 2016)
  • “Singing With all My Skin and Bone,” by Sunny Moraine (June 2016)
  • “Almost Insentient, Almost Divine,” by D.P. Watt (July 2016)
  • “Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3,” edited by Simon Strantzas & Michael Kelly (October 2016)

More informations at this link.

 

Coming soon: Strantzas in italiano

Edizioni Hypnos pubblicherà a breve la traduzione italiana dell’ultima antologia di Simon Strantzas, Burnt Black Suns, all’interno della collana “Modern Weird”.

Strantzas, scrittore canadese ormai ben noto al pubblico degli amanti della letteratura horror e weird, è anche il curatore, insieme a Michael Kelly, del terzo volume di Year’s Best Weird Fiction.

In attesa di poter leggere in italiano i racconti di Burnt Black Suns dove l’Autore, per usare le stesse parole di Laird Barron, che ne ha curato l’introduzione, “continua una traiettoria verso l’oscurità più profonda”, potete leggere alcuni suoi racconti nella rivista Hypnos 4 (“Freddo al tatto” e Luce morente”) e nel volume Nuovi Incubi (“Il diciannovesimo gradino”), versione italiana di Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.1.

 

Edizioni Hypnos will soon publish in the serie “Modern Weird” the italian translation of Burnt Black Suns, the last nthology by Simon Strantzas. 

The canadian writer, well known by the readers of horror and weird literature, is also the editor, with Michael Kelly, of the third volume of Year’s Best Weird Fiction.

Waiting for the translation of the anthology, in which the Author ” continues a trajectory into deeper darkness… “, to use the words of Laird Barron, from the foreword, you can read some of his works in Hypnos 4 (“Freddo al tatto” and “Luce morente”) and in the volume Nuovi Incubi (“Il diciannovesimo gradino”), which is the italian version of Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.1

 

Nuovi Incubi in ebook

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Da oggi disponibile, sul sito di Edizioni Hypnos, l’e-book del volume Nuovi Incubi, versione italiana di Year’s  Best Weird Fiction vol.1.

Il volume è così ora disponibile sia in versione cartacea che in versione digitale e contiene i migliori racconti weird del 2013, a cura di Michael Kelly e Laird Barron.

 

Is now available, on Edizioni Hypnos website, the e-book of the volume Nuovi Incubi, italian translation of Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.1.

The collection, in traditional or digital version, contains the best weird short stories of year 2013, edited by Michael Kelly and Laird Barron.

Weird Focus: Jeffrey Ford

fordIl Weird Focus di oggi è incentrato su un autore americano contemporaneo, Jeffrey Ford.

Cresciuto nell’area di Long Island, New York, Ford è l’autore di diversi romanzi tra cui Vanitas, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque (Il ritratto di Mrs Charbuque, Fanucci 2006), The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World. Nel 2004 il suo racconto “The Empire of Ice Cream” vince il premio Nebula. Nel 2009 si aggiudica l’accoppiata nel World Fantasy Award con il romanzo The Shadow Year (La forma dell’ombra, Piemme 2010) e la raccolta The Drowned Life. Le altre sue raccolte di racconti sono The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, e Crackpot Palace.

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Ford è ben conosciuto nel mondo del fantastico ma i suoi scritti spaziano anche in altri generi, come il fantasy, la fantascienza e il mistero.

Vi segnaliamo qui il racconto “A Terror”, che ha come protagonista una delle Autrici preferite di Ford, Emily Dickinson: pubblicato nella sua totalità in lingua originale sul sito della TOR, potete leggerlo anche in traduzione italiana, con il titolo “Un Piccolo Demone”, nel volume Nuovi Incubi.

 

 

It was a gentleman, finely dressed in a black tailcoat and trousers, a spotless white shirt. There was a lovely white rose in his lapel. He wore leather gloves and carried a walking stick.

 

Today’s Weird Focus is for Jeffrey Ford, a contemporary american writer of weird literature. 

Grown up in Long Island, New York, Ford is the author of many novels like  Vanitas, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque (Il ritratto di Mrs Charbuque, Fanucci 2006), The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World. In 2004 his story “The Empire of Ice Cream” won the Nebula Award. In 2009 he obtains at the World Fantasy Award the prize for best novel with The Shadow Year (La forma dell’ombra, Piemme 2010) and the best collection with The Drowned Life. Other collection of stories: The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, and Crackpot Palace.

 

nuovi incubiFord is well known in the modern weird milieu but his works stretch to other genres, like fantasy, science fiction and mistery 

Here we suggest you to read the story “A Terror”, in which you will find an interesting vision of Emily Dickinson, one of Ford’s most loved writers: you can find the original version on TOR website, and the italian version (with the title  “Un Piccolo Demone”) in the volume Nuovi Incubi.