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Shirley Jackson tra film e serie TV

Momento d’oro per le opere di Shirley Jackson. Dopo il successo di The Haunting of Hill House, la serie Netflix diretta da Mike Flanagan, già noto per film horror come OujaOculus, è il momento per il film We Have Always Lived in the Castle, uscito nel settembre di quest’anno per la regia di Stacie Passon.

Il film è tratto dall’omonimo romanzo del 1962, pubblicato in Italia per la prima volta nel 1990 con il titolo Così dolce, così innocente. Tra i protagonisti del film Crispin Glover, noto agli appassionati del fantastico soprattutto per il ruolo di Mr World in American Gods.

It is a golden era now for Shirley Jackson’s works. After the success of the Netflix tv serie The Haunting of Hill House directed by Mike Flanagan, already known for the horror movie Oujae Oculus, here the movie We Have Always Lived in the Castle, launched this September and directed by Stacie Passon.

The movie is inspired by the 1962 novel with the same title, published in Italy for the first time in 1990 as Così dolce, così innocente. One of the main actors is Crispin Glover, known by the fans of the fantastic genre for the role of  Mr World in American Gods.

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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.

È morta Ursula Le Guin

0588EAB0-969D-49EF-8B9D-96504C90BABBUrsula Kroeber Le Guin, celebre autrice di letteratura fantasy e fantascientifica, è deceduta lo scorso lunedì 22 gennaio a Portland, Oregon, all’età di 88 anni.

Vincitrice di cinque premi Hugo e sei Nebula, nei suoi lavori ha toccato temi importanti relativi alla condizione umana, come femminismo e pacifismo, oltre a mostrare una notevole abilità nella creazione di mondi fantastici credibili e appassionanti.

Prolifica scrittrice, scrisse il suo primo racconto all’età di nove anni e il suo celebre “Ciclo di Earthsea” fu portato anche al cinema e alla televisione (I racconti di Terramare, 2006, e la miniserie TV Earthsea, 2004), benchè l’Autrice non abbia alla fine apprezzato nessuno dei due adattamenti.

La Biblioteca del Congresso l’ha dichiarata “leggenda vivente” nel 2000, per il suo importante contributo alla cultura americana.

Tantissimi i messaggi di cordoglio e di tributo da parte dei colleghi scrittori e amici come Stephen King, Neil Gaiman e moltissimi altri.

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
— The Left Hand of Darkness, 1969.

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, famous American author of fantasy and science fiction literature, died at 88 last Monday in Portland, Oregon.

She won five Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards and was a prolific writer,  starting her career with the first shirt story at the early age of nine.

In her works, describing fantastic yet realistic worlds, she deeply explored the human condition and her famous Earthsea series was adapted for film (Tales from Earthsea, 2006) and television (Legends of Earthsea, 2004), but Le Guin found the results disappointing.

The US Library of Congress designated Le Guin a Living Legend in 2000, for her significant contribution to America’s cultural heritage.

Many of her fellow writers and friends, as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and more, shared online their affection in the last days.

Storie da incubo

3BBA97F2-5118-4AB3-88A9-8ECBF8AD6EF9Dopo “Shining in the Dark” e “Il Libro degli Orrori”, una nuova importante antologia è stata annunciata da Indipendent Legions. Si tratta di STORIE DA INCUBO, antologia a cura di Stephen Jones, in uscita quest’anno negli Stati Uniti con il titolo Nightmare Stories.

Tra i protagonisti alcune delle voci più importanti del fantastico moderno e contemporaneo come Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Poppy Z. Brite, Tanith Lee, Dennis Etchison, e Harlan Ellison.

L’illustrazione di copertina è di Wendy Saber Core. Il volume, già prenotabile, sarà disponibile a partire da dicembre 2018.

 

Independent Legions announced a new horror anthology, to be published in December 2018 but already available for preorder, Storie da Incubo (Nightmare Stories). The book will present the works of fantastic literature by many modern and contemporary Authors, as Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Poppy Z. Brite, Tanith Lee, Dennis Etchison, and Harlan Ellison. Cover art by Wendy Saber Core.

A Study in Emerald di Gaiman presto a fumetti!

EAC9EF29-2EDD-4ECA-A194-9099864AC260Dark Horse Comics ha annunciato l’adattamento a fumetti di Uno Studio in Smeraldo, breve racconto di Neil Gaiman che unisce i mondi di H.P.Lovecraft e quelli di Sherlock Holmes di Arthur Conan Doyle, vincitore di un Hugo Award e pubblicato per la prima volta in un’antologia nel 2003.

Il volume, A Study in Emerald, sarà adattato da Rafael Scavone, disegnato da Rafael Albuquerque e Dave Stewart e arriverà nelle fumetterie americane il 20 giugno 2018 in cartonato di 80 pagine.

 

Dark Horse Comics announced the adaptation into a graphic novel of Neil Gaiman’s short story A Study in Emerald, mesh-up between the lovecraftian world and the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 

The story will be adapted by Rafael Scavone, with art from Rafael Albuquerque and Dave Stewart and will be published in US in June 2018.

Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders

PrintLa Casa Editrice Crystal Lake Publishing ha pubblicato recentemente una nuova antologia weird: Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.

Il volume, disponibile sia in formato cartaceo che digitale, offre una vasta scelta di racconti, divisi in tre sezioni come da titolo, di famosi scrittori del fantastico come Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, John Langan, Kristi DeMeester, Richard Thomas e molti altri.

L’antologia è curata da Doug Murano, con introduzione di Josh Malerman, illustrazioni di Luke Spooner e copertina di John Coulthart.

 

We announce a new weird anthology by Crystal Lake Publishing: Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, available from the end of July in paper and digital edition.

Featuring Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Brian Kirk, Hal Bodner, Stephanie M. Wytovich, John Langan, Erinn L. Kemper, John F.D. Taff, Patrick Freivald, Lucy A. Snyder, Brian Hodge, Kristi DeMeester, Christopher Coake, Sarah Read and Richard Thomas. Foreword by Josh Malerman. Illustrations by Luke Spooner. Cover art by John Coulthart.

 

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu

Titan Books presenta il secondo mash-up tra il celebre investigatore di Baker Street e  IMG_3031i Miti creati dalla penna di H.P. Lovecraft con Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The adventure of the deadly dimensions.

Mistero e investigazione, geometrie non euclidee e minacciose creature ibride delle Profondità, sono alcuni degli ingredienti weird che l’Autrice, Lois H. Gresh, mette in campo per conciliare i due universi letterari, sulla scia del più noto A study in emerald di Neil Gaiman.

 

 

The Great Old Ones confront the famous Detective from Baker Street in Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The adventure of the deadly dimensions.

The volume, the second published on this mash-up series by Titan Books, offers to the reader a mix of mystery, adventure, non-Euclidean geometry and menacing creatures form the Deep, in the Author’s attempt to mix together two well-known literary universes, as in the most famous A study in emerald by Neil Gaiman.

Mitologia scandinava secondo Gaiman

img_1696È uscito a inizio Febbraio Norse Mithology, il nuovo libro di Neil Gaiman, dedicato alla mitologia scandinava.

Gaiman esplora e rivisita la mitologia scandinava, da sempre tra le passioni e fonti primarie di ispirazione dell’autore inglese, come testimoniano anche i suoi due più grandi successi, Sandman e American Gods.
Il volume è al momento disponibile solo in lingua inglese, in versione sia cartacea che digitale.

Norse Mithology, the new book by Neil Gaiman, is available from the begining of February in paper and digital edition. The English Author has always been deeply inspired by norther tales, as shown in many works, like Sandman and American Gods.

I vincitori del World Fantasy Awards 2016

 

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Sono stati annunciati i vincitori del World Fantasy Awards 2016, compresi i premi speciali alla carriera di David G. Harttwell e Andrzej Sapkowski.

La premiazione ha avuto luogo durante la World Fantasy Convention, svoltasi a Columbus, Ohio, dal 27 al 30 Ottobre.

Qui di seguito la lista delle nomination con i vincitori in grassetto.

 

 

 

The winners for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards have been announced, and include Lifetime Achievement recipients David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski. The awards were given at this year’s World Fantasy Convention, which took place from October 27-30 in Columbus, OH.

The full list of nominees follows, with winners in bold.


Novel

Winner: Anna Smaill, The Chimes (Sceptre)
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Knopf/Faber & Faber)
N. K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season (Orbit)
Naomi Novik, Uprooted (Del Rey Books/Macmillan UK)
K. J. Parker, Savages (Subterranean Press)
Paul Tremblay, A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow & Co.)

Long Fiction

Winner: Kelly Barnhill, The Unlicensed Magician (PS Publishing)
Usman T. Malik, “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn” (Tor.com, Apr. 22, 2015)
Kim Newman, “Guignol” (Horrorology, edited by Stephen Jones, Jo Fletcher Books)
Kelly Robson, “Waters of Versailles” (Tor.com, June 10, 2015)
Bud Webster, “Farewell Blues” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan./Feb. 2015)

Short Fiction

Winner: Alyssa Wong, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” (Nightmare magazine, Oct. 2015)
Selena Chambers, “The Neurastheniac” (Cassilda’s Song, ed. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Chaosium Inc)
Amal El-Mohtar, “Pockets” (Uncanny Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2015)
Sam J. Miller, “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” (Uncanny Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2015)
Tamsyn Muir, “The Deepwater Bride” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug. 2015)

Anthology

Winner: Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles, eds., She Walks in Shadows (Innsmouth Free Press)
Ellen Datlow, ed., The Doll Collection (Tor Books)
S. T. Joshi, ed., Black Wings IV: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror (PS Publishing)
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., ed., Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ King in Yellow Mythos (Chaosium Inc.)
Simon Strantzas, ed., Aickman’s Heirs (Undertow Publications)

Collection

Winner: C. S. E. Cooney, Bone Swans (Mythic Delirium Books)
Leena Krohn, Leena Krohn: Collected Fiction (Cheeky Frawg Books)
V. H. Leslie, Skein and Bone (Undertow Publications)
Kelly Link, Get in Trouble (Random House)
James Morrow, Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow (Wesleyan University Press)
Mary Rickert, You Have Never Been Here (Small Beer Press)

Artist

Winner: Galen Dara
Richard Anderson
Julie Dillon
Kathleen Jennings
Thomas S. Kuebler

Special Award – Professional

Winner: Stephen Jones, for The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre Book & Cinema Book Publishers)
Neil Gaiman, Dave Stewart, and J. H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo)
Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons, The Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places and History of the Bestselling Series (Tor Books)
Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre
Heather J. Wood, for Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (Stone Skin Press)

Special Award – Nonprofessional

Winner: John O’Neill, for Black Gate: Adventures in Fantasy Literature
Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
Jedediah Berry and Eben Kling, for The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards (Ninepin Press)
Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein, for Letters to Tiptree (Twelfth Planet Press)
Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine
Helen Young, for Tales After Tolkien Society

World Fantasy Awards 2016: i finalisti

È stata pubblicata la lista dei finalisti dei World Fantasy Awards 2016, che saranno assegnati nel corso della World Fantasy Convention di Columbus, Ohio, prevista dal 27 al 30 ottobre 2016.

Qui di seguito, la lista completa dei finalisti con le loro opere.

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The list of the nominees for the World Fantasy Awards 2016 is now available. The ceremony will be held in Columbus, Ohio, October 27-30, during the World Fantasy Convention.

Here the full list of the finalist and their works.

NOVELS:

The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)
The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
Savages, K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
The Chimes, Anna Smaill (Sceptre)
A Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay (Morrow)

LONG FICTION:

The Unlicensed Magician, Kelly Barnhill (PS)
“The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn”, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com 4/22/15)
“Guignol”, Kim Newman (Horrorology)
“Waters of Versailles”, Kelly Robson (Tor.com 6/10/15)
“Farewell Blues”, Bud Webster (F&SF 1-2/15)

SHORT FICTION
:

“The Neurastheniac”, Selena Chambers (Cassilda’s Song)
“Pockets”, Amal El-Mohtar (Uncanny 1-2/15)
“The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History”, Sam J. Miller (Uncanny 1-2/15)
“The Deepwater Bride”, Tamsyn Muir (F&SF 7-8/15)
“Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers”, Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)

ANTHOLOGY
:

The Doll Collection, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Tor)
Black Wings IV, S.T. Joshi, ed. (PS)
She Walks in Shadows, Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles, eds. (Innsmouth Free Press)
Cassilda’s Song, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., ed. (Chaosium)
Aickman’s Heirs, Simon Strantzas, ed. (Undertow)

COLLECTION
:

Bone Swans, C.S.E. Cooney (Mythic Delirium)
Leena Krohn: Collected Fiction, Leena Krohn (Cheeky Frawg)
Skein and Bone, V.H. Leslie (Undertow)
Get in Trouble, Kelly Link (Random House)
Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow, James Morrow (Wesleyan)
You Have Never Been Here, Mary Rickert (Small Beer)

ARTIST:

Richard Anderson
Galen Dara
Julie Dillon
Kathleen Jennings
Thomas S. Kuebler

SPECIAL AWARD, PROFESSIONAL:

Neil Gaiman, Dave Stewart, & J.H. Williams III, for The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo)
Stephen Jones, for The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, & Maria Simons, for The Wheel of Time Companion (Tor)
Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre
Heather J. Wood, for Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (Stone Skin Press)

SPECIAL AWARD, NONPROFESSIONAL:

Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Jedediah Berry & Eben Kling, for The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards (Ninepin)
John O’Neill, for Black Gate
Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein, for Letters to Tiptree (Twelfth Planet)
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
Helen Young, for Tales After Tolkien Society