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Uncertainties. Volume III

Esce per la Swan River Press, Uncertainties. Volume III, raccolta di racconti a cura di Lynda E. Rucker.

Si tratta di storie inedite di autori contemporanei, un fantastico molto sottile, sulla scia degli “strange tales” di Robert Aickman, o “tales of the unexpected”, come li definiva Roald Dahl.

Tra gli autori, Joyce Carol Oates, S. P. Miskowski,  Robert Shearman e Lisa Tuttle. 

Swan River Press published the anthology Uncertainties. Volume III, edited by Lynda E. Rucker.

The stories,  by contemporary writers like Joyce Carol Oates, S. P. Miskowski,  Robert Shearman and Lisa Tuttle, were unpublished until now and are in the mood of the “strange tales” by Robert Aickman, or the “tales of the unexpected”,  by Roald Dahl. 

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This Spectacular Darkness

C495BF4C-91AC-452F-9CC2-6C04F86CA3C3Segnaliamo il volume This Spectacular Darkness edito da Tartarus Press, una interessante raccolta di saggi di Joel Lane su autori del fantastico come Cornell Woolrich, Ramsey Campbell, H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligottti, Fritz Leiber e Robert Aickman.

Disponibile anche in formato digitale sul sito dell’editore e su Amazon.

 

717138AA-0C3D-479D-BB02-247127501780Tartarus Press published a very interesting volume with essays by Joel Lane on the leading figures in twentieth-century dark literature, including Cornell Woolrich, Ramsey Campbell, H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligottti, Fritz Leiber and Robert Aickman.

This Spectacular Darkness, this is the title of the volume, is also available in e-book, on the publisher’s website and on Amazon.

Robert Aickman online

img_1129Segnaliamo la comparsa di nuovo spazio on line dedicato a Robert Aickman, sotto l’egida della Tartarus Press, con biografia, bibliografia e notizie dedicate all’Autore.

All’interno del sito è anche possibile visionare il documentario dedicato a Robert Aickman, realizzato e prodotto R.B. Russell e Rosalie Parker, e disponibile in DVD all’interno del volume “The Strangers”, pubblicato nel 2015 dalla Tartarus Press.

Tartarus Press created a webspace fully dedicated to Robert Aickman, with his biography, books and news.

In the website the readers can also view the special documentary on Aickman, produced by R.B. Russell and Rosalie Parker, and available on DVD inside the volume “The Strangers”, published by Tartarus Press in 2015.

 

 

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.

 

Weird in Italia: intervista con Andrea Vaccaro

Vaccaro_3Nick Parisi, proprietario e autore del blog Nocturnia, ha intervistato il fondatore e direttore di Edizioni Hypnos, Andrea “Jarok” Vaccaro: nel testo dell’intervista, si parla della passione per il fantastico e il weird, dell’ispirazione nata grazie ad Autori come Borges, Lovecraft, Aickman e Michele Mari, della creazione della Casa Editrice e del “segreto” dietro al nick “Jarok”, e molto altro.

In ultimo, alcune interessanti anticipazioni sulle prossime uscite di Edizioni Hypnos: buona lettura!

 

Der Orki

 

 

Nick Parisi, author and owner of the blog “Nocturnia”, interviewed Andrea “Jarok” Vaccaro, the founder and director of Edizioni Hypnos, the italian publishing house entirely dedicated to weird literature. in the interview you will read about his passion for weird and fantastic literature, his inspirations, like Borges, Lovecraft, Aickman and Michele Mari, the founding of Edizioni Hypnos, and the “secret” behind this nick “Jarok”…

And also, some interesting preview about the next issues by Edizioni Hypnos: enjoy!

The Moons at your Door

imageDavid Tibet, leader e anima dei Current 93, ha più volte testimoniato il suo profondo legame con la letteratura weird e in particolare con due tra i suoi più importanti esponenti, Robert Aickman (è possibile leggere una sua introduzione al mondo di Aickman in italiano in Sentieri oscuri, Hypnos 2012; in inglese, in The Collected Strange Stories, Tartarus Press 2001 ) e soprattutto Thomas Ligotti, con cui ha collaborato negli anni a più riprese.

“The Moons At Your Door” è il titolo di un duplice progetto di David Tibet: The Moons At Your Door. An Anthology of Strange Tales (Strange Attractor Press, 2016), antologia con oltre trenta racconti scelti dallo stesso Tibet, con gli autori più rappresentativi del genere, tra cui Algernon Blackwood, Robert Aickman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Arthur Machen, Thomas Ligotti, M.R. James, Saki, W.W. Jacobs, Aleister Crowley, H.R. Wakefield e molti altri. La pubblicazione dell’antologia è stata preceduta dal progetto musicale omonimo, pubblicato sia in vinile che in cd, sempre dal titolo The Moons At Your Door, che contiene due lunghe tracce, “The Moons At Your Door” e “There Is A GraveYard That Dwells In Man”.

Il volume può essere acquistato direttamente dal sito dell’editore, mentre il cd e vinile sono disponibili nei principali shop on line.

 

 

David Tibet, vocal leader of the band Current 93, is a true fan of weird literature and above all imageof Robert Aickman (he also wrote a paper about Aickman’s worlds that you can read in italian in the volume Sentieri Oscuri, Hypnos 2012, or in english in The Collected Strange Stories, Tartarus Press 2001) and Thomas Ligotti, with whom Tibet collaborated quite often.

“The Moons At Your Door” is the title of a double project by David Tibet: The Moons At Your Door. An Anthology of Strange Tales (Strange Attractor Press, 2016), anthology with more than thirty short stories, selected  by David Tibet himself, sith Authors like Algernon Blackwood, Robert Aickman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Arthur Machen, Thomas Ligotti, M.R. James, Saki, W.W. Jacobs, Aleister Crowley, H.R. Wakefield and many more. Before the anthology, he published also a musical project with the same name, with two long  songs, “The Moons At Your Door” and “There Is A GraveYard That Dwells In Man”.

The volume can be purchased at this website. 

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.

Cosmic Horror

Paul Di Filippo, celebre scrittore statunitense e critico, ci offre in questo articolo una visione dell’Orrore Cosmico in letteratura, con interessanti indicazioni per ancor più interessanti serate di lettura.

Il “cosmic horror” viene così definito dal suo maggiore esponente, H.P.Lovecraft:

 A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and portentousness becoming its subject, of that most terrible conception of the human brain — a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space

Paul Di Filippo parte da Lovecraft e traccia la storia di questo aspetto dell’horror attraverso le opere di Hodgson, Aickman, Leiber, Barron, Ligotti, Ballingrud molti altri Maestri del Weird classico e moderno.

Paul Di Filippo

In this article Paul Di Filippo, American science fiction writer and critic, follows the history of “cosmic horror” genre, from its roots in H.P.Lovecraft through the works of the Masters of Weird Fiction like Hodgson, Aickman, Leiber, Barron, Ligotti, Ballingrud and many more.

 

 

Tartarus Press ristampa Aickman

intrusions1Sono nuovamente disponibili, dai primi di novembre, i volumi Intrusions e Night Voices di Robert Aickman, per Tartarus Press. In questa prima ristampa sono stati aggiunti materiali dalla raccolta The Strangers, e in dettaglio: “The Coffin House” e “The Fully-Conducted Tour”, in Night Voices; “The Strangers”, in Intrusions.

Potete leggere la versione italiana di due racconti tratti da Night Voices nel numero 4 di Hypnos Magazine (Stains/Chiazze) e nel volume Sentieri Oscuri (Just a Song at Twilight/Solo una Canzone al Tramonto).

Intrusions and Night Voices, two collections by Robert Aickman, are back in print for Tartarus Press.nightvoices2
Intrusions is the last collection of Aickman’s tales to be published in his lifetime. It includes: ‘Hand in Glove’, ‘No Time Is Passing’, ‘The Fetch’, ‘The Breakthrough’, ‘The Next Glade’, ‘Letters to the Postman’. Second printing adds ‘The Strangers’.
Night Voices contents are ‘Foreword’ by Barry Humphries, ‘The Stains’, ‘Just a Song at Twilight’, ‘Laura’, ‘Rosamund’s Bower’, ‘Mark Ingestre: The Customer’s Tale’, ‘The Model’, ‘An Essay’, ‘Introductions to The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories’, ‘Robert Remembered’ by Ramsey Campbell. Second printing adds ‘The Coffin House’ and ‘The Fully-Conducted Tour’.

You can find the italian version of a couple of short stories from Night Voices in Hypnos Magazine 4 (Stains/Chiazze) and in the volume Sentieri Oscuri (Just a Song at Twilight/Solo una Canzone al Tramonto).