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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
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“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
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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
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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

La Mitologia Norrena secondo Gaiman

neil_gaiman-copyright_beowulf_sheehanNeil Gaiman ha annunciato il suo prossimo progetto: un libro dedicato alla mitologia norrena che uscirà in libreria all’inizio del 2017.

L’argomento, molto amato dal celebre scrittore, è stato spesso al centro di molte sue opere come Odd and the Frost Giants, American Gods e Sandman.

In questo libro, Gaiman ripercorrerà i grandi racconti nordici, dalla genesi dei leggendari nove mondi, alle gesta di dei, nani e giganti fino al Ragnarok, il tramonto degli Dei e la rinascita di un nuovo mondo.

 

Neil Gaiman just announced his new project, for the beginning of 2017: a new book of rewritten Norse mythology.

Norse mythology has always been a heavy influence on his stories, as seen in Odd and the Frost Giants , American Gods and Sandman, just to name a few.

In this new book, Gaiman will follow the norther tales from the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, the exploits of gods, dwarves and giants until the Ragnarok, the twilight of deities and the dawn of a brand new world.

 

 

 

 

Good Omens in TV

imageNeil Gaiman, co-autore insieme a Terry Pratchett del romanzo Good Omens, ha annunciato che curerà la sceneggiatura di una serie tv tratta dal libro.

Il progetto era nell’aria da tempo ma Gaiman aveva sempre negato, sostenendo che lui e Pratchett avessero deciso di lavorarci solo insieme. Questa linea di azione è però stata stravolta da una lettera postuma di Pratchett a Gaiman (Pratchett è morto nel 2015 per una rara forma di Alzheimer) della quale solo recentemente Gaiman è venuto in possesso: nella lettera il defunto co-autore di Good Omens autorizzerebbe Neil Gaiman a procedere all’adattamento televisivo con la sua benedizione.

Nel 2014 Gaiman si era già occupato di un adattamento radiofonico dell’opera, per BBC Radio 4.

 

Neil Gaiman recently announced that he will adapt the novel Good Omens for the television. image

In the past the Author was being asked to do it but he always answered that he and Pratchett decided to always work together on such projects: it seems that Gaiman changed his mind after reading a posthumous letter by Pratchett (who died in 2015 for a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease) where the co-author of Good Omens authorized his friend to proceed with the adaptation alone, with his blessing.

Gaiman did a radio adaptation of the novel, back in 2014, for BBC Radio 4.

 

Cosa resta di Edith Finch?

imageGiant Sparrow, team autore di The Unfinished Swan per PS4, tornerà nel 2016 con una serie di avventure dark ispirate a H.P. Lovecraft e Neil Gaiman, dal titolo “What remains of Edith Finch”.

Il gioco è una serie di episodi relativi ad una famiglia maledetta. Ogni storia segue un membro della famiglia, nel suo ultimo giorno di vita, e il giocatore può così sperimentare il momento della sua dipartita. Le ispirazioni sono chiaramente weird, da H.P. Lovecraft, a Gaiman, passando per The Twilight Zone, e i racconti giapponesi e di fantasmi.

Qui il trailer ufficiale.

 

 

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Giant Sparrow, the author team of  The Unfinished Swan for PS4, will return in 2016 with a new game, inspired by H.P.Lovecraft and Neil Gaiman: “What remains of Edith Finch”.

The game is a collection of short stories about a cursed family. Each story follows a different family member on the last day of their life, and you get to experience the moment of their death. The game’s inspired by classical and modern weird fiction like Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman, The Twilight Zone, and some Japanese and ghost stories. 

Here the official trailer. 

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Weird Vault: introduzione al Weird

imageCon l’arrivo dell’Anno Nuovo, i ricordi degli Anni passati tendono a svanire, per fare spazio a nuove stimolanti possibilità… Ma Weirdiana vuole aiutarvi a non perdere il contatto con il flusso del Tempo, riscoprendo questi ricordi e mantenendoli legati ad un filo che unisce passato, presente e futuro del weird: ecco lo scopo di Weird Vault.

Cominciamo quindi con le basi: cos’e il Weird?

A questa domanda hanno tentato di dare risposta anche Ann e Jeff VanderMeer con una poderosa opera, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, uscita nel 2011 per la Casa Editrice Corvus.

Il testo raccoglie le opere di alcuni dei più grandi Maestri del Fantastico, da Lovecraft a Borges a Gaiman, con un secolo intero di racconti esotici, esoterici, sovrannaturali, sperimentali, e tutti che aggiungono un aspetto particolare alla definizione del termine “weird”.

In questo articolo di Weird Fiction Review, del maggio 2012, viene riportata l’introduzione completa al volume, a cura di Ann e Jeff VanderMeer.

Oltre a quelli già citati, potrete trovare in questo testo anche molti altri fantastici scrittori, classici e moderni, come Ben Okri, George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Mieville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, Mervyn Peake, Michael Chabon, Stephen King, M.R. James e Daphne Du Maurier.

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With the New Year, the memories of the past years tend to fade away… But Weirdiana is your guide to the past, the present and the future of Weird Culture: here your Weird Vault.

Let’s start with the fundamentals: what is the Weird?

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer tried to answer with The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, published 2011 by Corvus.

The volume contains the works of the Masters of Weird Literarure, from Lovecraft to Borges and Gaiman, more than a century of exotic anc exoteric stories, supernatural athmospheres, experimental works, to define, all together, the concept of “weird”. 

In this article from Weird Fiction Review, may 2012, you can find the whole introduction to the volume by di Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

The volume features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners. Here are, with Lovecraft, Borges and Gaiman, also Ben Okri and George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter and Kelly Link, Franz Kafka and China Miéville, Clive Barker and Haruki Murakami, M.R. James and Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and Michael Chabon, Stephen King and Daphne Du Maurier.

Neil Gaiman e il Sogno

Gaiman sandmanVi invitiamo oggi a vagare per qualche istante nei pensieri e negli affascinanti mondi di Neil Gaiman, il celebre scrittore e fumettista (ma anche giornalista e sceneggiatore)  britannico.

In questa interessante intervista, Gaiman parla del suo rapporto con il mondo dei sogni, del ritorno alla saga di Sandman in occasione del venticinquesimo anniversario con la miniserie Ouverture, e della magia del fumetto che lega autore, disegnatore e lettore con un unico mistico filo.

Un breve ma intenso spaccato sulla vita e le opere di uno dei più affascinanti ed interessanti artisti del nostro tempo.

None of us exist in a world that is the same world that any of the rest of us live in

Today we suggest you an interesting expedition inside the thoughts and the wonderful worlds of Neil Gaiman, well known  English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

In this interesting interview, he will lead you through his vision of the world of Dreams, his work on the Sandman serie and the magic in the special interaction between writer, cartoonist and reader.

A brief but intense glimpse on the life and the works of one of the most fascinating Artists of our Time.