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British Fantasy Awards 2019

Sono stati annunciati i finalisti dei British Fantasy Awards 2019.

Segnaliamo in particolar modo per la categoria Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) The Cabin at the End of the World, di Paul Tremblay (Titan Books) e The Way of the Worm, di Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing), nonché All the Fabulous Beasts, di Priya Sharma (Best Collection/Antologia personale) e Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, a cura di Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Best Anthology), entrambi per Undertow Publications.

I vincitori saranno proclamati il 20 ottobre alla FantasyCon 2019 che si terrà a Glasgow, Scozia. Informazioni e biglietti sul sito ufficiale.

Qui di seguito la lista completa di tutti i finalisti per categoria.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline)
Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Orbit)
Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Green Man’s Heir, by Juliet E McKenna (Wizard’s Tower Press)
The Loosening Skin, by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher Books)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (Titan Books)
Little Eve, by Catriona Ward (W&N)
The Way of the Worm, by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
Wolf’s Hill, by Simon Bestwick (Snowbooks)

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)
Tomi Adeyemi, for The Children of Blood and Bone (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Cameron Johnston, for The Traitor God (Angry Robot)
RF Kuang, for The Poppy War (HarperVoyager)
Tasha Suri, for Empire of Sand (Orbit)
Marian Womack, for Lost Objects (Luna Press Publishing)
Micah Yongo, for Lost Gods (Angry Robot)

Best Novella 
Binti: The Night Masquerade, by Nnedi Okorafor (
Breakwater, by Simon Bestwick (Tor Books)
The Land of Somewhere Safe, by Hal Duncan (NewCon Press)
The Last Temptation of Dr Valentine, by John Llewellyn Probert (Black Shuck Books)
The Only Harmless Great Thing, by Brooke Bolander (
The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Press)

Best Short Fiction 
Down Where Sound Comes Blunt, by GV Anderson (F&SF March/April 2018)
Her Blood the Apples, Her Bones the Trees, by Georgina Bruce (The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism)
In the Gallery of Silent Screams, by Carole Johnstone & Chris Kelso (Black Static #65)
A Son of the Sea, by Priya Sharma (All the Fabulous Beasts)
Telling Stories, by Ruth EJ Booth (The Dark #43)
Thumbsucker, by Robert Shearman (New Fears 2)

Best Anthology
The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea, ed. Ellen Datlow (Night Shade Books)
Humanagerie, ed. Sarah Doyle & Allen Ashley (Eibonvale Press)
New Fears 2, ed. Mark Morris (Titan Books)
This Dreaming Isle, ed. Dan Coxon (Unsung Stories)
Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, ed. Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Undertow Publications)

Best Collection
All the Fabulous Beasts, by Priya Sharma (Undertow Publications)
The Future is Blue, by Catherynne M Valente (Subterranean Press)
How Long ‘til Black Future Month?, by NK Jemisin (Orbit)
Lost Objects, by Marian Womack (Luna Press Publishing)
Octoberland, by Thana Niveau (PS Publishing)
Resonance & Revolt, by Rosanne Rabinowitz (Eibonvale Press)

Best Non-Fiction
The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Francesca T Barbini (Luna Press Publishing)
The Full Lid, by Alasdair Stuart (
Ginger Nuts of Horror (
Les Vampires, by Tim Major (PS Publishing)
Noise and Sparks, by Ruth EJ Booth (Shoreline of Infinity)

Best Independent Press
Fox Spirit Books
Luna Press Publishing
NewCon Press
Unsung Stories

Best Magazine / Periodical
Black Static 
Gingernuts of Horror 
Shoreline of Infinity
Uncanny Magazine

Best Audio
Bedtime Stories for the End of the World (
Blood on Satan’s Claw, by Mark Morris (Bafflegab)
Breaking the Glass Slipper (
PodCastle (
PsuedoPod (

Best Comic / Graphic Novel
100 Demon Dialogues, by Lucy Bellwood (Toonhound Studios)
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 1, by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Tyler Crook & Dave Stewart (Dark Horse)
Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories, Vol. 1, by Mike Mignola and others (Dark Horse)
The Prisoner, by Robert S Malan & John Cockshaw (Luna Press Publishing)
Saga #49-54, by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Widdershins, Vol. 7, by Kate Ashwin

Best Artist
Vince Haig
David Rix
Daniele Serra
Sophie E Tallis

Best Film / Television Production
Annihilation, Alex Garland
Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely 
Black Panther, Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole
The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan
Inside No. 9, series 4, Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman

The nominees for the British Fantasy Awards 2019 have been selected (see above the full list). We would like to point out for the category Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (Titan Books) and The Way of the Worm, by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing), and also All the Fabulous Beasts, by Priya Sharma (Best Collection) and Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, edited by Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Best Anthology), both for Undertow Publications.

The Winners will be announced on 20th October 2019, at FantasyCon in Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets and further information can be found on

Rivelati i contenuti dell’Year’s Best Weird Fiction Vol. 5

7FD080E0-F95B-4B67-B512-6CBD87ADD83CMichael Kelly e il curatore ospite, lo scrittore Robert Shearman, hanno svelato i racconti presenti nel quinto volume dell’YBWF. Ecco la lista dei racconti che comporranno il volume, la cui uscita è prevista per ottobre 2018 per Undertow Books.


Michael Kelly and Robert Shearman revealed the contents of Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol. 5, to be published by Undertow Books in October.

Here follows the full list of contents.


• “Live Through This” by Nadia Bulkin.
• “Flotsam” by Daniel Carpenter
• “The Narrow Escape of Zipper-Girl” by Adam-Troy Castro
• “The Unwish” by Claire Dean
• “Worship Only What She Bleeds” by Kristi DeMeester
• “The Second Door” by Brian Evenson
• “When Words Change the Molecular Composition of Water” by Jenni Fagan
• “The Convexity of Our Youth” by Kurt Fawver
• “Corzo” by Brenna Gomez
• “The Mouse Queen” by Camilla Grudova
• “You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych” by Kathleen Kayembe
• “The Anteater” by Joshua King
• “Curb Day” by Rebecca Kuder
• “The Entertainment Arrives” by Alison Littlewood
• “The Rock Eater” by Ben Loory
• “Eight Bites” by Carmen Maria Carmen Machado
• “The Way She is With Strangers” by Helen Marshall
• “The Possession” by Michael Mirolla
• “Skins Smooth as Plantain, Hearts Soft as Mango” by Ian Muneshwar
• “House of Abjection” by David Peak
• “Disappearer” by KL Pereira
• “Red Hood” by Eric Schaller
• “Something About Birds” by Paul Tremblay
• “Take the Way Home That Leads Back To Sullivan Street” by Chavisa Woods

Nothing is Everything di Simon Strantzas

AE0051D9-B6EC-415E-B0FF-3C5224B9AE84La nuova antologia di racconti del talentuoso Simon Strantzas, Nothing is Everything per Undertow Publication, è stata annunciata per la pubblicazione a ottobre 2018. Qui potete ammirare l’anteprima della copertina, a opera dell’artista Tran Nguyen.

Il volume, insieme a All the Fabulous Beasts di Priya Sharma (aprile 2018) e Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5 a cura di  Robert Shearman e Michael Kelly (ottobre 2018),
rientra nell’abbonamento 2018 di Undertow Publications, disponibile per la prenotazione a questo link.





Undertow Publication revealed the cover of the trade edition of Nothing is Everything by the brilliant Simon Strantzas, coming this October. Covert art by the artist Tran Nguyen.

The volume is included, together with All the Fabulous Beasts di Priya Sharma (April 2018) and Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5 edited by Robert Shearman and Michael Kelly (October 2018), in the annual 2018 subscription  by Undertow Publication, available at this link.

Rivelata la copertina per Year’s Best Weird Fiction Vol. 5

Il quinto volume dell’Year’s Best Weird Fiction di Undertow Publications vedrà come curatore ospite Robert Shearman.

Ecco rivelata anche la copertina, a opera dell’artista americano Aron Wiesenfeld.



The 5th volume of Year’s Best Weird Fiction by Undertow Publications will have Robert Shearman as guest editor.

Here a preview of the cover art by the American artist Aron Wiesenfeld.

Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.4


È finalmente disponibile il quarto volume dell’Year’s Best Weird Fiction, pubblicato da Undertow Publications e curato da Michael Kelly e Helen Marshall. Al momento per il mercato italiano è disponibile la sola versione ebook.



“I Was a Teenage Werewolf” by Dale Bailey (Nightmare Magazine #51)

“Breakdown” by Gary Budden (The Short Anthology: The Second Issue)

“The Signal Birds” by Octavia Cade (Liminal Stories #2)

“Breaking Water” by Indrapramit Das (

“The End of Hope Street” by Malcolm Devlin (Interzone #266)

“The Blameless” by Jeffrey Ford (A Natural History of Hell)

“Waxy” by Camilla Grudova (Granta Online)

“A Heavy Devotion” by Daisy Johnson (Fen)

“Red” by Katie Knoll (The Masters Review Online)

“In The Ruins of Mohenjo-Daro” by Usman T. Malik (The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu)

“Angel, Monster, Man” by Sam J. Miller (Nightmare Magazine #40)

“Outtakes” by Irenosen Okojie (Speak, Gigantular)

“Beating the Bounds” by Aki Schilz (The Unreliable Guide To London)

“The Kings With No Hands” by Johanna Sinisalo, translated by J. Robert Tupasela (Finnish Weird 3)

“The Dancer on the Stairs” by Sarah Tolmie (Two Travelers)


It is now available the fourth volume of Year’s Best Weird Fiction, published by Undertow Publications and edited by Michael Kelly and Helen Marshall.

Here the official page at Publisher’s website.

Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.4

18155984_800130466805612_8494194950274704581_oRivelati i contenuti dell’appuntamento annuale con il meglio del weird, pubblicato dalla Undertow Publications.

Dopo Laird Barron, Kate Koja e Simon Strantzas, ad accompagnare Michael Kelly nella curatela del quarto volume di Year’s Best Weird Fiction, in uscita a ottobre 2017, è Helen Marshall. 

Qui sotto, l’indice completo delle quindici storie più interessanti del weird contemporaneo.


The list of contents of the fourth volume of the best of weird literature, Year’s Best Weird Fiction by Undertow Publications is now available: the volume will present fifthteen short stories, edited by Michael Kelly and the new guest editor, Hellen Marshall. Here follows the full list.

“I Was A Teenage Werewolf”, Dale Bailey
“Breakdown”, Gary Budden
“The Signal Birds”, Octavia Cade
“Breaking Water”, Indrapramit Das
“The End Of Hope Street”, Malcolm Devlin
“The Blameless”, Jeffrey Ford
“Waxy”, Camilla Grudova
“A Heavy Devotion”, Daisy Johnson.
“Red”, Katie Knoll
“In The Ruins Of Mohenjo-Daro” Usman T. Malik
“Angel, Monster, Man” Sam J. Miller
“Outtakes”, Irenosen Okojie
“Beating The Bounds”, Aki Schilz
“The Kings With No Hands”, Johanna Sinisalo
“The Dancer On The Stairs”, Sarah Tolmie

Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.4

img_1682Annunciato il quarto volume di Year’s Best Weird Fiction pubblicato dalla Undertow Publications.

Ad affiancare Michael Kelly alla curatela, dopo Laird Barron, Kate Koja e Simon Strantzas, è Helen Marshall, l’autrice canadese che con la raccolta Gifts for the One Who Comes After ha vinto nel 2015 lo Shirley Jackson Award e il World Fantasy Award.

La copertina del quarto volume è stata affidata a Alex Andreev.




UndertowPubs, publisher of Year’s Weird Best Fiction, announced the cover art for the fourth volume, edited by Michael Kelly and Helen Marshall, canadian writer who won In 2015 the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award with the collection Gifts for the One Who Comes After.

The cover art for this volume is by Alex Andreev.

“Profondità” di Livia Llewellyn in preorder!


Sarà disponibile dalla metà di Ottobre il primo numero della nuovissima collana Visioni, di Edizioni Hypnos, dedicata agli Autori moderni e contemporanei di weird e horror, in formato novella o romanzo breve.

Apre le danze il volume Profondità di Livia Llewellyn, già nota ai lettori di Edizioni Hypnos per il bellissimo racconto “Fornace” presente nella raccolta Nuovi Incubi.

Il volume è in preorder allo speciale prezzo lancio di €6,90 a questo link.


Edizioni Hypnos will publish soon the first volume of its new series Visioni, focused on horror and weird novellas from modern and contemporary Authors.

The first volume is dedicated to Livia Llewellyn with Profondità, the Italian version of the novella Her Deepness: Livia Llewellyn is well known by Edizioni Hypnos’s readers for the beautiful short story “Furnace”, appeared in Nuovi Incubi (Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.1).

Profondità is already available for preorder at this link, at the special price of €6,90.


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.


Simon Strantzas su Weird Magazine

imageWeird Magazine ha pubblicato un’intervista con Simon Strantzas, scrittore canadese di weird e horror, nonché celebre curatore e fondatore della rivista di critica letteraria “Thinking Horror”.

Strantzas, la cui ultima raccolta Soli Carbonizzati (Burnt Black Suns) è stata di recente pubblicata in Italia per Edizioni Hypnos, descrive le principali differenze tra le sue antologie di racconti, i suoi progetti futuri e parla della sua visione riguardante l’ispirazione letteraria e del concetto di “weird” e di “inconoscibile”.


Oltre all’antologia Soli Carbonizzati, Edizioni Hypnos ha pubblicato altri racconti di Strantzas: “Freddo al tatto” e “Luce morente”all’interno della rivista Hypnos 4, e “Il diciannovesimo gradino” in Nuovi Incubi.


Weird Magazine presents an interview with the canadian writer Simon Strantzas, author of weird and horror literature, well know editor, and founder of the literary magazine “Thinking Horror”.

Strantzas talks about Soli Carbonizzati (Black Burnt Suns), his last anthology published in Italy by Edizioni Hypnos, and also about his vision of weird and horror literature, his projects for the future and his inspirations.

The italian readers can find more stories by Simon Strantzas in Hypnos Magazine 4 (“Freddo al tatto” and “Luce morente”) and in the volume Nuovi Incubi (“Il diciannovesimo gradino”), both published by Edizioni Hypnos.