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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

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, http://www.kijjohnson.com.
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 http://www.kijjohnson.com

Disponibile Hypnos Magazine numero 6!

imageÈ finalmente disponibile il nuovo numero della rivista Hypnos, il numero 6, con moltissime novità come la grafica rinnovata e la presenza di nuove rubriche come “Weird Library”, dedicata a recensioni librarie, ed “Enigmata”, le prime pagine in assoluto di enigmistica weird!

In questo numero il lettore potrà scoprire testi di autori noti, come il grande Thomas Ligotti, e meno noti come Hoshi Shinichi e H.R. Wakefield, nonché il racconto vincitore della terza edizione del premio Hypnos, “Nere colline del supplizio“, di Luigi Musolino, e il racconto vincitore del World Fantasy Award 2015, “Vi piace guardare i mostri?” di Scott Nicolay.

Qui sotto, l’indice dettagliato.

It is now available the last issue of Hypnos Magazine, focused on weird literature.

This issue, number 6, offers many new features, like “Weird Library” the new column with book reviews, and “Enigmata”, the first ever brain teasers about the world of Weird.

In Hypnos n.6 you will be able to read stories by Thomas Ligotti, Hoshi Shinichi e and H.R. Wakefield, and also the winner of the third edition of premio Hypnos, “Nere colline del supplizio“, by Luigi Musolino,  and the story “Do you like to look at monsters?” by Scott Nicolay, winner of World Fantasy Award 2015. 

Here the table of contents.
Indice
Le mille luci del fantastico di Andrea Vaccaro
Les Fleurs di Thomas Ligotti
Sei là fuori, Thomas Ligotti? di Andrea Bonazzi
Hoshi Shinici di Marcello Bertocchi
Racconti brevi di Hoshi Shinici
Nere colline del supplizio di Luigi Musolino
Vi piace guardare i mostri? di Scott Nicolay
Scott Nicolay di Andrea Bonazzi
Weird Library. Rubrica di recensioni librarie
H.R. Wakefield di Andrea Vaccaro
La gola delle Churel di H.R. Wakefield
Il villino rosso di H.R. Wakefield
Enigmata

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

I Mostri di Noctuidae

Noctuidae è il nuovo romanzo di Scott Nicolay, vincitore del World Fantasy Award 2015 con il racconto “Do you like to look at monsters?” (che sarà presto proposto in italiano da Edizioni Hypnos).

Anche in questo romanzo, in pubblicazione a marzo per King Shot Press, i Mostri saranno al centro dell’attenzione, in un mix di horror e weird che riporta il lettore nelle grotte del sud-ovest americano già esplorate nell’antologia Ana Kai Tangata, pubblicata nel 2014.

Curiosità: il termine “noctuidae”, nottuidi, designa una grande famiglia di lepidotteri con più di 45 mila specie.

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Noctuidae is the title of the new novella by Scott Nicolay, winner of the 2015 World Fantasy Award with the short story “Do you like to look at monsters?” (soon to be published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos).

In this novella, scheduled for release in March by King Shot Press, reader will find monsters, weird and horror, in the same landscape of American southwest, already explored in Nicolay’s the first anthology, Aka Kai Tangata, published in 2014.

Out of curiosity, the word “noctuidae” refers to a big family of moths, with more than 45000 species.

 

Weird Focus: Jeffrey Ford

fordIl Weird Focus di oggi è incentrato su un autore americano contemporaneo, Jeffrey Ford.

Cresciuto nell’area di Long Island, New York, Ford è l’autore di diversi romanzi tra cui Vanitas, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque (Il ritratto di Mrs Charbuque, Fanucci 2006), The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World. Nel 2004 il suo racconto “The Empire of Ice Cream” vince il premio Nebula. Nel 2009 si aggiudica l’accoppiata nel World Fantasy Award con il romanzo The Shadow Year (La forma dell’ombra, Piemme 2010) e la raccolta The Drowned Life. Le altre sue raccolte di racconti sono The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, e Crackpot Palace.

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Ford è ben conosciuto nel mondo del fantastico ma i suoi scritti spaziano anche in altri generi, come il fantasy, la fantascienza e il mistero.

Vi segnaliamo qui il racconto “A Terror”, che ha come protagonista una delle Autrici preferite di Ford, Emily Dickinson: pubblicato nella sua totalità in lingua originale sul sito della TOR, potete leggerlo anche in traduzione italiana, con il titolo “Un Piccolo Demone”, nel volume Nuovi Incubi.

 

 

It was a gentleman, finely dressed in a black tailcoat and trousers, a spotless white shirt. There was a lovely white rose in his lapel. He wore leather gloves and carried a walking stick.

 

Today’s Weird Focus is for Jeffrey Ford, a contemporary american writer of weird literature. 

Grown up in Long Island, New York, Ford is the author of many novels like  Vanitas, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque (Il ritratto di Mrs Charbuque, Fanucci 2006), The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World. In 2004 his story “The Empire of Ice Cream” won the Nebula Award. In 2009 he obtains at the World Fantasy Award the prize for best novel with The Shadow Year (La forma dell’ombra, Piemme 2010) and the best collection with The Drowned Life. Other collection of stories: The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, and Crackpot Palace.

 

nuovi incubiFord is well known in the modern weird milieu but his works stretch to other genres, like fantasy, science fiction and mistery 

Here we suggest you to read the story “A Terror”, in which you will find an interesting vision of Emily Dickinson, one of Ford’s most loved writers: you can find the original version on TOR website, and the italian version (with the title  “Un Piccolo Demone”) in the volume Nuovi Incubi.

Scott Nicolay su Hypnos Magazine

imageEdizioni Hypnos annuncia la pubblicazione, sul numero 6 della rivista Hypnos Magazine, del racconto di Scott Nicolay  “Do You Like to Look At Monsters?”, vincitore del premio per miglio racconto breve ai World Fantasy Awards 2015.

Il racconto, inedito in Italia, sarà accompagnato dall’illustrazione originaria inedita di David Verba.

 

 

Edizioni Hypnos will soon publish the story  “Do You Like to Look At Monsters?”, by Scott Nicolay, on the next issue of Hypnos Magazine, with the original artwork by David Verba.

This story just won the “best short story” award at the World Fantasy Awards 2015 and it will be published by Edizioni Hypnos in Italy for the first time.