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The Thing di Carpenter diventa un gioco da tavolo

IMG_2150Gli appassionati del film culto di fantascienza di John Carpenter, The Thing, potranno ora rivivere attorno a un tavolo da gioco le esperienze vissute al cinema grazie al nuovissimo gioco da tavolo The Thing: Infection at outpost 31.

Il gioco, che prevede una meccanica a identità segrete alla ricerca del membro del team infettato dagli alieni, sarà pubblicato dalla casa editrice Mondo in collaborazione con USAopoly e disponibile in edizione normale da ottobre 2017, e successivamente in edizione speciale di 1982 copie.


Relive John Carpenter’s sci-fi cult classic in The Thing – infection at outpost 31, the boardgame soon to published by Mondo. The game, a race to discover who among the team has been infected by the alien lifeform, will be available in regular edition in October, and after a little while also in special edition of 1982 copies. 


BSFA 2016: i vincitori

Il 14 aprile sono stati annunciati i vincitori della British Science Fiction Association, durante la Eastercon tenutasi a Birmingham.

Qui di seguito, la lista dei finalisti e dei vincitori. Per maggiori informazioni sul BSFA,  questo è il link al sito ufficiale.


The winners for the 2016 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards were announced at the 68th Eastercon, held April 14-17, 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, UK.

Here follows the full list of finalists and winners for each category. For more informations about the BSFA, this is the link to their official website.


Best Novel

Europe in Winter, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
Daughter of Eden, Chris Beckett (Gollancz)
A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton)
Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz)
Azanian Bridges, Nick Wood (NewCon)

Best Short Story

“Liberty Bird”, Jaine Fenn (Now We Are Ten)
“The End of Hope Street”, Malcolm Devlin (Interzone 9-10/16)
“Taking Flight”, Una McCormack (Crises and Conflicts)
“Presence”, Helen Oyeyemi (What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours)
“The Apologists”, Tade Thompson (Interzone 9-10/16)
The Arrival of Missives, Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)

Best Artwork

Cover for Lavie Tidhar’s Central Station, Sarah Anne Langton (Tachyon)
Cover for Ian Watson’s The 1000 Year Reich, Juan Miguel Aguilera (NewCon)
“Transition”, Tara Bush (Black Static 7-8/16)
Cover for Jenni Fagan’s The Sunlight Pilgrims, Suzanne Dean and Kai & Sunny (William Heinemann)
Cover for David L. Clements’s Disturbed Universes, David A Hardy (NewCon)
Cover for Alastair Reynolds’s The Iron Tactician, Chris Moore (NewCon)

Best Non-Fiction

“100 African Writers of SFF“, Geoff Ryman ( 7/6/16, 11/1/16)
“THEN: Science Fiction Fandom in the UK 1930-1980“, Rob Hansen (Ansible Editions)
“Boucher, Backbone and Blake: The Legacy of Blakes Seven“, Erin Horáková (Strange Horizons 8/22/16)
“Breaking the Cycle of the Golden Age: Jack Glass and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy”, Anna McFarlane (Adam Roberts: Critical Essays)
“New Model Authors? Authority, Authordom, Anarchism and the Atomized Text in a Networked World”, Paul Graham Raven (Adam Roberts: Critical Essays)
“Introduction to The Big Book of Science Fiction“, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (The Big Book of Science Fiction)

Offerte speciali su PS Publishing

Grandi offerte sul sito di PS Publishing, per gli appassionati di letteratura fantastica:  tutti i libri sono in vendita da 1£ in su, anche le edizioni limitate e autografate.

Fantascienza, fantasy, horror e autori come Ramsey Campbell, Brian W. Aldiss, Richard Christian Matheson e molti altri, fino a esaurimento scorte.


This is a great opportunity for readers: PS Publishing offers a big clearance of its titles, limited editions, hardcovers, signed edition from only 1£, while stocks last.

Fantasy, science fiction, horror and Authors like Ramsey Campbell, Brian W. Aldiss, Richard Christian Matheson and many more.

Hugo Awards 2017: i finalisti

IMG_1999Sono stati annnunciati i finalisti degli Hugo Awards 2017, il premio annuale per i migliori lavori di fantascienza e fantastico assegnato durante la Worldcon.

I vincitori saranno proclamati l’11 agosto a Helsinki durante la 75a edizione della World Science Fiction Convention.

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced. The winners will be  revealed at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, on August 11th. You can read the full list below.


Best Novel (2078 ballots)

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Books / Titan Books)
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager US)
Death’s End by Cixin Liu (Tor Books / Head of Zeus)
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris Books)
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit Books)
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)

Best Novella (1410 ballots)

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle ( Publishing)
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson ( Publishing)
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)
Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold (Spectrum Literary Agency)
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson ( Publishing)
This Census-Taker by China Miéville (Del Rey / Picador)

Best Novelette (1097 ballots)

Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex by Stix Hiscock (self-published)
“The Art of Space Travel” by Nina Allan (, July 2016)
“The Jewel and Her Lapidary” by Fran Wilde ( Publishing, May 2016)
“The Tomato Thief” by Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine, January 2016)
“Touring with the Alien” by Carolyn Ives Gilman (Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2016)
“You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong (Uncanny Magazine, May 2016)

Best Short Story (1275 ballots)

“The City Born Great” by N. K. Jemisin (, September 2016)
“A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” by Alyssa Wong (, March 2016)
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine, November 2016)
“Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, Saga Press)
“That Game We Played During the War” by Carrie Vaughn (, March 2016)
“An Unimaginable Light” by John C. Wright (God, Robot, Castalia House)

Best Related Work (1122 ballots)

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley (Tor Books)
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (Blue Rider Press)
Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Fairwood)
The View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow / Harper Collins)
“The Women of Harry Potter” posts by Sarah Gailey (
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016 by Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)

Best Graphic Story (842 ballots)

Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze (Marvel)
Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image)
Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa (Marvel)
Paper Girls, Volume 1, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher (Image)
Saga, Volume 6, illustrated by Fiona Staples, written by Brian K. Vaughan, lettered by Fonografiks (Image)
The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man, written by Tom King, illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Marvel)

Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form (1733 ballots)

Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer based on a short story by Ted Chiang, directed by Denis Villeneuve (21 Laps Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment/Lava Bear Films)
Deadpool, screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, directed by Tim Miller (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Marvel Entertainment/Kinberg Genre/The Donners’ Company/TSG Entertainment)
Ghostbusters, screenplay by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, directed by Paul Feig (Columbia Pictures/LStar Capital/Village Roadshow Pictures/Pascal Pictures/Feigco Entertainment/Ghostcorps/The Montecito Picture Company)
Hidden Figures, screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, directed by Theodore Melfi (Fox 2000 Pictures/Chernin Entertainment/Levantine Films/TSG Entertainment)
Rogue One, screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, directed by Gareth Edwards (Lucasfilm/Allison Shearmur Productions/Black Hangar Studios/Stereo D/Walt Disney Pictures)
Stranger Things, Season One, created by the Duffer Brothers (21 Laps Entertainment/Monkey Massacre)

Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form (1159 ballots)

Black Mirror: “San Junipero”, written by Charlie Brooker, directed by Owen Harris (House of Tomorrow)
Doctor Who: “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC Cymru Wales)
The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough (SyFy)
Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Miguel Sapochnik (HBO)
Game of Thrones: “The Door”, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Jack Bender (HBO)
Splendor & Misery [album], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)

Best Editor – Short Form (951 ballots)

John Joseph Adams
Neil Clarke
Ellen Datlow
Jonathan Strahan
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Sheila Williams
Best Editor – Long Form (752 ballots)

Vox Day
Sheila E. Gilbert
Liz Gorinsky
Devi Pillai
Miriam Weinberg
Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist (817 ballots)

Galen Dara
Julie Dillon
Chris McGrath
Victo Ngai
John Picacio
Sana Takeda

Best Semiprozine (857 ballots)

Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor-in-chief and publisher Scott H. Andrews
Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, edited by P. Alexander
GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Rashida J. Smith
Strange Horizons, edited by Niall Harrison, Catherine Krahe, Vajra Chandrasekera, Vanessa Rose Phin, Li Chua, Aishwarya Subramanian, Tim Moore, Anaea Lay, and the Strange Horizons staff
Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, and podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
The Book Smugglers, edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James

Best Fanzine (610 ballots)

“Castalia House Blog”, edited by Jeffro Johnson
“Journey Planet”, edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Helena Nash, Errick Nunnally, Pádraig Ó Méalóid, Chuck Serface, and Erin Underwood
“Lady Business”, edited by Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay, and Susan
“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 (690 ballots)

The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan
Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace
Fangirl Happy Hour, presented by Ana Grilo and Renay Williams
Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, produced by Andrew Finch
The Rageaholic, presented by RazörFist
Tea and Jeopardy, presented by Emma Newman with Peter Newman

Best Fan Writer (802 ballots)

Mike Glyer
Jeffro Johnson
Natalie Luhrs
Foz Meadows
Abigail Nussbaum
Chuck Tingle

Best Fan Artist (528 ballots)

Ninni Aalto
Alex Garner
Vesa Lehtimäki
Likhain (M. Sereno)
Spring Schoenhuth
Mansik Yang

Best Series (1393 votes)

The Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone (Tor Books)
The Expanse by James S.A. Corey (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
The October Daye Books by Seanan McGuire (DAW / Corsair)
The Peter Grant / Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz / Del Rey / DAW / Subterranean)
The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (Del Rey / Harper Voyager UK)
The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (937 ballots)

Sarah Gailey (1st year of eligibility)
J. Mulrooney (1st year of eligibility)
Malka Older (2nd year of eligibility)
Ada Palmer (1st year of eligibility)
Laurie Penny (2nd year of eligibility)
Kelly Robson (2nd year of eligibility)

Premio Nebula 2016: i finalisti

Sono stati annunciati i finalisti del Premio Nebula 2016, tra i quali segnaliamo Victor LaValle per la categoria Novella con The Ballad of Black Tom, in pubblicazione in edizione italiana a breve per Edizioni Hypnos.

Qui di seguito, la lista completa delle  nominations.


The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released the final ballot for the 2016 Nebula Awards. Among the finalists, we signal the presence of Victor LaValle for the Novella category, with The Ballad of Black Tom, soon to be published in italian for Edizioni Hypnos.

Here follows the full list of nominations.



All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
Everfair, Nisi Shawl (Tor)


Runtime, S.B. Divya ( Publishing)
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson ( Publishing)
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle ( Publishing)
Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)
‘‘The Liar’’, John P. Murphy (F&SF 3-4/16)
A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson ( Publishing)


‘‘The Long Fall Up’’, William Ledbetter (F&SF 5-6/16)
‘‘Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea’’, Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed 2/16)
‘‘Red in Tooth and Cog’’, Cat Rambo (F&SF 3-4/16)
‘‘Blood Grains Speak Through Memories’’, Jason Sanford (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/17/16)
The Jewel and Her Lapidary, Fran Wilde ( Publishing)
‘‘You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay’’, Alyssa Wong (Uncanny 5-6/16)

Short Story

‘‘Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies’’, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
‘‘Seasons of Glass and Iron’’, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
‘‘Sabbath Wine’’, Barbara Krasnoff (Clockwork Phoenix 5)
‘‘Things With Beards’’, Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld 6/16)
‘‘This Is Not a Wardrobe Door’’, A. Merc Rustad (Fireside Magazine 1/16)
‘‘A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers’’, Alyssa Wong ( 3/2/16)
‘‘Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station│Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0’’, Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed 3/16)


Doctor Strange
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Westworld: ‘‘The Bicameral Mind’’


The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin)
The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi (St. Martin’s)
The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan UK; Abrams)
Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine (Tor)
Railhead, Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press; Switch)
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, Lindsay Ribar (Dawson)
The Evil Wizard Smallbone, Delia Sherman (Candlewick)

Alla conquista della Luna

Cliquot riparte con un progetto di grande interesse per tutti gli amanti del fantastico e della protofantascienza: “Alla conquista della Luna. I racconti fantascientifici di Salgari”, un bellissimo volume con cui viene inaugurata la collana Fantastica.

“Alla conquista della Luna” sarà disponibile sia in edizione brossurata che in edizione limitata rilegata con 6 illustrazioni extra.

Per tutti i dettagli e per il crowfunding relativo, questo è il link di riferimento.


The publisher Cliquot presents an interesting project for all the lovers of fantastic literature and proto-science fiction: “Alla conquista della Luna. I racconti fantascientifici di Salgari”,  a wonderful volume to launch their new series Fantastica.

“Alla conquista della Luna” will be available in paperback edition and in limited edition with 6 extra illustrations.  

Here the link for more details on the project and the crowfunding.  

Intervista con Kij Johnson

img_9986Segnaliamo un’interessante intervista condotta da Weird Fiction Review con Kij Johnson, autrice americana di romanzi e racconti fantasy e di fantascienza apparsi anche su riviste come Amazing Stories, Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, e molte altre. Johnson ha vinto, nella sua carriera, vari premi tra cui World Fantasy, Nebula, Hugo, e Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards.

Il suo ultimo libro, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe,  è una rivisitazione in chiave moderna del romanzo The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath di H.P.Lovecraft.

Per maggiori informazioni sull’autrice,
Here the link to an interesting interview by Weird Fiction Review to Kij Johnson, author of several novels and dozens of short stories of fantasy and science fiction.

Since selling her first story in 1987, her works have appeared in numerous noteworthy outlets, such as Amazing Stories, Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and many others. Johnson has won numerous honors in the genre, including the World Fantasy, Nebula, Hugo, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards.

Her latest novella, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, is a modern take on a Lovecraft classic, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.

More information about the author can be found at

Stranimondi 2016 su Kickstarter!

imageE’ già in corso la campagna di crowfunding su Kickstarter per sostenere la realizzazione dell’edizione 2016 di Stranimondi, il Festival del libro fantastico, weird e di fantascienza previsto per quest’autunno a Milano, il 15 e 16 ottobre.

L’evento, organizzato da Associazione Delos Books, Delos Digital, Edizioni Hypnos e Zona42 Edizioni, con la collaborazione di USS Leonardo e UESM, propone due giorni dedicati alla “letteratura strana”, con incontri con ospiti nazionali e internazionali, dibattiti, presentazioni di libri, mostre di arte fantastica, kaffeeklatsch privati con gli Autori e molto altro.

La campagna Kickstarter offre una vasta scelta di pledge per contribuire a seconda dei propri interessi e possibilità alla realizzazione dell’evento, in una continua sinergia tra editori, autori e lettori che ha portato l’anno scorso ad un ottimo e apprezzatissimo risultato.

Visitate il sito ufficiale per aggiornamenti su ospiti e programma e non mancate di partecipare alla campagna di crowfunding, che terminerà ai primi di settembre: Stranimondi è l’evento di letteratura fantastica fatto per e con  tutti gli appassionati di letteratura “strana”! Aiutateci a costruire insieme la vostra convention!



The crowfunding campaign to support the second edition of Stranimondi, the festival of fantastic, weird and science fiction literature, is already running on Kickstarter. The event will take place in Milan on 15th and 16th October. 

The festival is organized by Associazione Delos Books, Delos Digital, Edizioni Hypnos and Zona42 Edizioni, in collaboration with USS Leonardo and UESM, and will offer two days fully focused on fantastic and weird literature, with italian and international guests, panels, book launch events, private kaffeeklatsch with the guests, exhibitions and much more. 

The Kickstarter campaign offers a wide choice of pledges to contribute to the project, following the goal of the organizers to collaborate with publishers, authors and readers to create a convention tailored on the interests of the participants.

For further information please visit the official website of the event and do not forget to pledge in the crowfunding campaign, ending at the beginning of September. Help us to create “your” event of fantastic and weird literature!

Le opere di Serra in Cell

imageI disegni dell’Artista italiano Daniele Serra sono stati selezionati per apparire nel film “Cell” (2016) di Tod Williams, tratto dall’omonimo romanzo di Stephen King e attualmente in programmazione negli USA.

Ben venti illustrazioni sono state inserite nella scenografia della stanza del protagonista, John Cusack.

Il film sarà in programmazione in Italia a partire da metà luglio.



imageTwenty illustrations by Daniele Serra, the well known italian Artist, will be present in the set dressing of the film adaptation of Stephen King ‘s “Cell” directed by Tod William and starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

The movie will be available in Italy in July: you will find Serra’s artwork all over the walls in John Cusack’s room.




Masters of SF-Fritz Leiber


La Casa Editrice Centipede Press presenta un volume di 700 pagine, Masters of Science Fiction-Fritz Leiber, dedicato a questo grande Autore Americano. Più di trenta racconti per apprezzare il lato fantascientifico di  questo scrittore eclettico, dallo stile originale e divertente.

Il volume, con postfazione di John Pelan, è in edizione limitata di 500 copie, firmato dal curatore e con la copertina di Jim & Ruth Keegan.


Centipede Press presents Masters of Science Fiction-Fritz Leiber, dedicated to this great American writer. More than thirty stories to appreciate his view of science fiction, and his original and funny style. Leiber was a very eclectic writer, ranging from SF to horror and sword and sorcery themes. 

The volume, with afterword by John Pelan, is a limited edition of 500 copies, signed by the Editor and cover art by Jim and Ruth Keegan.