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All I Ever Dreamed, i racconti di Michael Blumlein

perf5.000x8.000.inddLa Valancourt Books, tra le più interessanti casa editrici di narrativa fantastica, propone una raccolta di racconti di Michael BlumleinAll I Ever Dreamed, diciotto storie pubblicate tra il 1993 e il 2016, che oscillano tra weird, fantascienza e horror.

Blumlein, medico di professione, nominato due volte per il World Fantasy Award e due volte per il Bram Stoker Award, è autore di quattro romanzi e diversi racconti, tra cui “Successo”, apparso nell’antologia Nuovi incubi di Edizioni Hypnos.

Il volume è disponibile in versione cartonata, brossura e ebook.


Valancourt Books, one of the most interesting Publishers of weird and fantastic literature, has published a collection of eighteen short stories by Michael Blumlein, All I Everr Dreamed, ranging from weird, science fiction and horror. Michael Blumlein was nominated twice for the World Fantasy Award and for the Bram Stoker Award. One of his stories, “Successo”, was published by Edizioni Hypnos in the anthology Nuovi incubi.


Addio a Harlan Ellison

7A9BCFBF-7CD0-4177-B07F-F208DB900069Giovedì 28 giugno è scomparso uno dei più grandi autori del fantastico del secolo scorso, Harlan Ellison (1934-2018). Figura poliedrica, sceneggiatore, curatore, autore esclusivamente di narrativa breve, Ellison ha rappresentato al suo massimo l’essenza della narrativa fantastica. Il suo estro creativo, il suo incredibile lirismo coniugato alla forza dei temi trattati hanno prodotto racconti straordinari e unici, tra cui capolavori come “Non ho bocca e devo urlare” (I Have No Mouth and Must Scream), “’Pentiti, Arlecchino!’ disse l’Uomo del Tic-Tac” (“Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman), “Jeffty ha cinque anni” (Jeffty Is Five), “Il paladino dell’ora perduta” (Paladin of the Lost Hour).

Per la televisione ha sceneggiato e scritto per alcune delle più importanti serie di fantascienza tra cui Outer Limits (Demon with a Glass Hand, 1964), Star Trek (“Uccidere per amore”, The City of the Edge of Forever, 1967), Ai confini della realtà (“Da oggi si cambia”, Shatterday, 1985; “Il paladino dell’ora perduta”, Paladin of the Lost Hour, 1985), oltre a essere consulente creativo per la serie Babylon 5.

In Italia, oltre a diversi racconti pubblicati nelle migliori antologie collettive, sono state pubblicate le raccolte Dolorama e altre delusioni (Ponzoni Editore, 1966), Se il cielo brucia (La Tribuna, 1978) e Idrogeno e idiozia (Fanucci, 1999).

(Fotografia by John Merithew/


Harlan Ellison, the prolific science fiction author, one of the most important writers of the last century, has died yesterday at the age of 84.

Ellison wrote some 50 books and more than 1,400 articles, essays, TV scripts and screenplays. Although best-known for his science fiction, with nearly a dozen Nebula and Hugo awards, Ellison’s work covered almost every type of writing from mysteries to comic books to newspaper columns.

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


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.

Hugo Awards 2018: i finalisti

4FA71905-498B-4664-8B15-258207278245Sono stati annnunciati i finalisti degli Hugo Awards 2018, il premio annuale per i migliori lavori di fantascienza e fantastico assegnato durante la Worldcon.

I vincitori saranno proclamati il 19 agosto a San José, California, durante la 76a edizione della World Science Fiction Convention.

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.

The finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San José, California, on August 19th. You can read the full list below.


Best Novel

The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi (Tor)
New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
Provenance, by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)
Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

Best Novella

All Systems Red, by Martha Wells ( Publishing)
“And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny, March/April 2017)
Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor ( Publishing)
The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang ( Publishing)
Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.Com Publishing)
River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey ( Publishing)

Best Novelette

“Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny, July-August 2017)
“Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee (, February 15, 2017)
“The Secret Life of Bots,” by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, September 2017)
“A Series of Steaks,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld, January 2017)
“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time,” by K.M. Szpara (Uncanny, May/June 2017)
“Wind Will Rove,” by Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s, September/October 2017)

Best Short Story

“Carnival Nine,” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 2017)
“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny, September 2017)
“Fandom for Robots,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny, September/October 2017)
“The Martian Obelisk,” by Linda Nagata (, July 19, 2017)
“Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon, (Uncanny, May/June 2017)
“Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience™,” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex, August 2017)

Best Series

The Books of the Raksura, by Martha Wells (Night Shade)
The Divine Cities, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway)
InCryptid, by Seanan McGuire (DAW)
The Memoirs of Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan (Tor US / Titan UK)
The Stormlight Archive, by Brandon Sanderson (Tor US / Gollancz UK)
World of the Five Gods, by Lois McMaster Bujold (Harper Voyager / Spectrum Literary Agency)

Best Related Work

Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoe Quinn (PublicAffairs)
Iain M. Banks (Modern Masters of Science Fiction), by Paul Kincaid (University of Illinois Press)
A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison, by Nat Segaloff (NESFA Press)
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal (Twelfth Planet Press)
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Liz Bourke (Aqueduct Press)

Best Graphic Story

Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De
Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed, illustrated by Christian Ward, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Marvel)
Landro and Taki Soma, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
My Favorite Thing is Monsters, written and illustrated by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Paper Girls, Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher (Image Comics)
Saga, Volume 7, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Blade Runner 2049, written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Alcon Entertainment / Bud Yorkin Productions / Torridon Films / Columbia Pictures)
Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele (Blumhouse Productions / Monkeypaw Productions / QC Entertainment)
The Shape of Water, written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, directed by Guillermo del Toro (TSG Entertainment / Double Dare You / Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson (Lucasfilm, Ltd.)
Thor: Ragnarok, written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost; directed by Taika Waititi (Marvel Studios)
Wonder Woman, screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, directed by Patty Jenkins (DC Films / Warner Brothers)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Black Mirror: “USS Callister,” written by William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, directed by Toby Haynes (House of Tomorrow)
“The Deep” [song], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)
Doctor Who: “Twice Upon a Time,” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay (BBC Cymru Wales)
The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit,” written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
The Good Place: “The Trolley Problem,” written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, directed by Dean Holland (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
Star Trek: Discovery: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” written by Aron Eli Coleite & Jesse Alexander, directed by David M. Barrett (CBS Television Studios)

Best Editor, Short Form

John Joseph Adams
Neil Clarke
Lee Harris
Jonathan Strahan
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

Sheila E. Gilbert
Joe Monti
Diana M. Pho
Devi Pillai
Miriam Weinberg
Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

Galen Dara
Kathleen Jennings
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
Victo Ngai
John Picacio
Sana Takeda

Best Semiprozine

Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor-in-chief and publisher Scott H. Andrews
The Book Smugglers, edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James
Escape Pod, edited by Mur Lafferty, S.B. Divya, and Norm Sherman, with assistant editor Benjamin C. Kinney
Fireside Magazine, edited by Brian White and Julia Rios; managing editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry; special feature editor Mikki Kendall; publisher & art director Pablo Defendini
Strange Horizons, edited by Kate Dollarhyde, Gautam Bhatia, A.J. Odasso, Lila Garrott, Heather McDougal, Ciro Faienza, Tahlia Day, Vanessa Rose Phin, and the Strange Horizons staff
Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Julia Rios; podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best Fanzine

File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
Galactic Journey, edited by Gideon Marcus
Journey Planet, edited by Team Journey Planet
nerds of a feather, flock together, edited by The G, Vance Kotrla, and Joe Sherry
Rocket Stack Rank, edited by Greg Hullender and Eric Wong
SF Bluestocking, edited by Bridget McKinney

Best Fancast

The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
Fangirl Happy Hour, presented by Ana Grilo and Renay William
Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts; produced by Andrew Finch
Sword and Laser, presented by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt
Verity!, presented by Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, and Tansy Rayner Roberts

Best Fan Writer

Camestros Felapton
Sarah Gailey
Mike Glyer
Foz Meadows
Charles Payseur
Bogi Takács

Best Fan Artist

Geneva Benton
Grace P. Fong
Maya Hahto
Likhain (M. Sereno)
Spring Schoenhuth
Steve Stiles

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.

Le visionarie – fantascienza, fantasy e femminismo.


Neroeditions presenta la versione italiana dell’antologia curata da Ann e Jeff VanderMeer, intitolata Le Visionarie-fantascienza, fantasy e femminismo: un’antologia.

Il volume, di 536 pagine, raccoglie ventinove racconti di autrici che spaziano dal genere horror al fantasy, passando dalla fantascienza e dal weird, presentando nomi più classici come Ursula Le Guin e Tanith Lee ma anche più moderni come Nnedi Okorafor e Leena Krohn.

L’edizione italiana del libro è stata coordinata da Claudia Durastanti e Veronica Raimo.


Neroeditions presents the Italian edition of the anthology edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Le visionarie-fantascienza, fantasy e femminismo: un’antologia.

The volume collects 29 stories of feminist speculative fiction, from science fiction to horror, weird and fantasy, with Authors like Ursula LeGuin, Tanith Lee, Leena Krohn and Nnedi Okorafor, jut to name a few.

The Italian edition was handled by Claudia Durastanti and Veronica Raimo.




Conto alla rovescia per Strani Al Cubo!

Conclusasi con successo la Campagna Kickstarter per Strani Al Cubo, edizione 2017 di Stranimondi – festival di letteratura fantastica, weird e di fantascienza che si terrà a Milano il 14/15 ottobre prossimi presso UESM- Casa dei Giochi – si entra ora nella fase “countdown”!

Tra poco meno di un mese infatti gli appassionati di “letteratura strana” potranno partecipare alle conferenze e incontri con ospiti nazionali e internazionali come Valerio Evangelisti (in connessione), Pat Cadigan, Anne-Sylvie Salzman, Jan Siegel, Alda Teodorani, e l’Artista Paolo Barbieri, assistere alle presentazioni librarie delle principali Case Editrice del fantastico e del weird italiano, ammirare la mostra delle opere di Paolo Barbieri, rilassarsi tra amici chiacchierando su libri, Autori e quant’altro, e molto altro.

Chi non fosse riuscito a prenotare il proprio ingresso esclusivo attraverso la campagna Kickstarter, potrà prenotare l’ingresso per la parte a pagamento (conferenze e kaffeeklatsches, mentre l’accesso all’area espositiva e alle presentazioni librarie è completamente gratuito) a questo link, fino a qualche giorno prima dell’evento. Sarà poi ovviamente possibile richiedere il proprio pass anche in loco, alla reception di Stranimondi.

Il programma definitivo sarà pubblicato a breve: tutte le informazioni utili saranno man mano pubblicato sul sito ufficiale della manifestazione.

Segnaliamo inoltre che durante l’evento sarà presentato in anteprima un nuovo volume della Collana Modern Weird di Edizioni Hypnos dedicato completamente ai racconti di Anne-Sylvie Salzman.


The successful Kickstarter Campaign for the 2017 edition of Stranimondi, the italian festival of fantastic, weird and science fiction literature, just ended and now it is time to prepare to the event: Stranimondi 2017 will be held in Milan, October 14th and 15th, at UESM – Casa dei Giochi.

The festival will host many international and italian guests, like Valerio Evangelisti (via Skype), Pat Cadigan, Anne-Sylvie Salzman, Jan Siegel, Alda Teodorani and the italian Artist, Paolo Barbieri. The public will be able to attend panels on fantastic and weird literature, kaffeeklatsch with the guests, book launches and to meet the major italian Publishers of the field. 

More informations about the event will be posted on the official website, available at this link.

We are also pleased to announce, as Edizioni Hypnos, the book launch of a new volume for the Modern Weird series, fully dedicated to the works of Anne-Sylvie Salzman.



Lovecraft e il fantasy a FantArona

IMG_3293Segnaliamo questa interessante tavola rotonda, “Lovecraft e il Fantasy: che cosa ha preso e che cosa ci ha lasciato, dalle antiche mitologie a Stranger Things“, prevista all’interno della manifestazione FantArona che si terrà ad Arona, appunto, dal 16 al 17 settembre.

La tavola rotonda, condotta dallo scrittore Luca Tarenzi e alla quale parteciperà anche Andrea Vaccaro, fondatore e direttore di Edizioni Hypnos, si terrà all’Hotel Antares dalle ore 14 in poi. Edizioni Hypnos sarà presente anche nell’area espositiva con l’intero catalogo.

In programma anche presentazioni di libri e fumetti, gare di cosplay e molto altro a sfondo fantastico. Maggiori informazioni sul sito Facebook dell’evento.


Save the date: 16-17 September, at FantArona, the writer Luca Tarenzi will lead a panel discussion on “Lovecraft and the Fantasy“, with the participation of Andrea Vaccaro, founder and director of Edizioni Hypnos. The Publisher will be also present in the exhibition area with the whole catalogue.

The panel will be held in Arona, on the lake Maggiore, at the Hotel Antares, at 2p.m. of Saturday the 16th.

 More informations about the festival can be found on their Facebook page.

Weird in TV con Chiang e LaValle

IMG_3138L’emittente televisiva statunitense AMC ha annunciato otto nuovi progetti televisivi, due dei quali ispirati rispettivamente a opere di Ted Chiang (Liking What You See) e Victor LaValle (The ballad of Black Tom).

Liking What You See sarà sviluppato dallo sceneggiatore del film Arrival, Eric Heisserer, con Chiang come consulente.

Il progetto ispirato a La Ballata di Black Tom invece non ha ancora un titolo definitivo ma l’Autore ne sarà il produttore esecutivo.

Maggiori informazioni sul sito ufficiale di AMC.

The American AMC just announced eight new tv projects for 2018 and beyond: one is based on a story by Ted Chiang, Liking what you see, and another on The Ballad of Black Tom by Nebula Award winner Victor LaValle.

Liking what you see will be developed by Arrival’s screenwriter, Eric Heisserer, with Chiang as a consultant.

The project based on The ballad of Black Tom has no title yet but LaValle will be co-executive producer.

More informations on the AMC official website.

(Victor LaValle’s photo by Alyssa Loh)

The Twilight Zone a teatro

The Twilight Zone, la serie di fantascienza culto creata da Rod Serling negli Anni Sessanta, sarà adattata a pièce teatrale.

Le prime rappresentazioni saranno organizzate a dicembre presso l’Almeida Theater di Londra, su una sceneggiatura di Anne Washburn, con la regia di Richard Jones e la collaborazione di CBS, che detiene i diritti dello show.


The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling’s sci-fi anthology series will be adapted as a stage play, debuting at London’s Almeida Theatre this December. The script is from Anne Washburn and the play will be directed by Richard Jones; CBS will be the producer, still holding the rights for the show.