My new story 'The Salty Virgin' included in Anthology THE BIG BOOK OF BLASPHEMY edited by Regina Garza Mitchell and David G Barnett, released in November 2019 by Necro Publications.
The Anthology contains also stories by: Edward Lee, Charlee Jacob, Brian Keene, Wrath James White, Charlee Jacob, Lucy Taylor, Kristopher Triana, Monica J. O’Rourke, Ryan Harding, Gabino Iglesias, Stephen Kozeniewski, Paolo Di Orazio, John Urbancik and many more.
Description: If you're religious, look no further - this is not the book for you. The Big Book of Blasphemy is just what the name says: BIG. With 30 stories from today's best extreme horror writers, no one and nothing is sacred. These stories take on everything from goddesses to paleros to priests to saints and sinners, angels, demons, devils, and even pizza. From wretched pasts to dystopian futures, these tales explore a range of topics, religions, and blasphemies. The stories in this book range from serious to humorous, loud to quiet; there's a sacrilege for everyone.
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Released today, by Omnium Gatherum, my new dark thriller/Sci-Fi novella THE KEEPER OF CHERNOBYL. The book is for sale, printed and digital, at Amazon. Buy your copy
Synopsis: Semipalatinsk Polygon, 1965. The Soviets run the Chagan Test, their first experiment in underground nuclear detonation. It’s a cover. Deep beneath the earth, in a bunker, they are bio-engineering soldiers to adapt to the extreme conditions of a thermonuclear war. But their human subjects get out of control, and the project’s survivors are transferred to a new base hidden at the site of the proposed Chernobyl nuclear plant. Professor Petrov is one such survivor. Marked by the horrors he has witnessed, and obsessed with Boni, a dangerous Muse he has created in the lab, the scientist slides into an abyss of alcoholism and madness. Meanwhile, in the zone outside Chernobyl, strange sightings and horrific murders fuel a twenty-year manhunt, culminating in a surprising and dramatic showdown.
“Alessandro Manzetti is a major new voice in horror fiction. Bold, daring and unafraid.”
— Richard Chizmar“
The Keeper of Chernobyl is a dark, atmospheric thriller that takes you inside the head of its protagonist and doesn't let you escape!”— Glenn Cooper
“The Keeper of Chernobyl is suspensful dark and intense thriller makes you ask for more!”— Sebastian Fitzek
“The Keeper of Chernobyl is a perfect balance between plot and science of science fiction.”— Marcello Simoni
My latest dark poetry collection THE PLACE OF BROKEN THINGS (Crystal Lake Publishing, July 2019), written in collaboration with Linda D. Addison, reviewed by Anton Cancre at Cemetery Dance Online.
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Excerpt from the review: (…) These are gorgeous, sensuous and absolutely devastating poems that lay bare the gaps in our own psyches. Every word, every pause and every break is measured and weighed and wielded with grim purpose. Through it all there sits a gentle respect for the pain, completely lacking condescension, and the empty spaces where the scars never quite tightened sang through the lot. (…)
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My latest poetry collection THE PLACE OF BROKEN THINGS, written in collaboration with Linda Addison (Crystal Lake Publishing, July 2019) reviewed by Voodoo Lynn. Read the review at Horror Addicts
Excerpt from the review: (…) The Place of Broken Things is a new book of poetry penned by Linda Addison and Alessandro Manzetti. They take the reader through a fascinating labyrinth of pain, remembrance, and longing. (…) it carries you to places like Angkor Wat, Provence, and imaginary Harlem. With each poem, you are transported to a new broken place where you learn about the suffering of each subject. (…) The Place of Broken Things is filled with such magnificent imagery and sadness, it is sure to satisfy many. There are over thirty selections to choose from, some written individually, and others are a collaborative effort between the poets- all are worth checking out. If you are in the mood to indulge yourself in darkness and pain, then I suggest reading this book and know that you are not alone. The Buddha said, “all life is suffering.” As it turns out in the end, that is something we all have in common. (…)
Il mio racconto 'La Vergine Salata', inedito in italiano, totale riscrittura di un brano del breve romanzo 'Kiki The Beginning' in funzione della pubblicazione in inglese nell'antologia 'Blasphemous Rumors' a cura di David Barnett e Regina Garza Mitchell, un uscita per l'editore Necro Publications, è stato pubblicato sulla rivista digitale La Nuova Carne.
Leggi il racconto online su La Nuova Carne.
My poetry collection WAR (Crystal Lake Publishing), written in collaboration with Marge Simon, has won the 2019 SFPA Elgin Award.
Ultime Uscite (ITA)
Acquistabile sullo Store Independent Legions SHANTI '666 Special Edition', Edizione integrale del romanzo ricca di contenuti extra, a tiratura super-limitata (25 copie). Poche copie disponibili
Disponibile sullo Store Independent Legions la nuova edizione ampliata (Extended Edition) del breve romanzo KIKI THE BEGINNING,
Disponibile in libreria e su Amazon, per Cut Up Pubishing, il nuovo romanzo dark thriller IL CUSTODE DI CHERNOBYL
Disponibile sullo Store dell'editore e su Amazon (in digitale) la Graphic Novel CALCUTTA HORROR, tratta da un racconto di Poppy Z. Brite, scritta e sceneggiata da me, illustrata da Stefano Cardoselli.
Latest Releases (ENG)
For sale at Amazon my new short story collection in English THE RADIOACTIVE BRIDE (Necro Publications)
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Released by Omnium Gatherum my new dark thriller/Sci-Fi novella in English THE KEEPER OF CHERNOBYL. The book is for sale at Amazon
Released by Crystal Lake Publishing my new dark poetry collection THE PLACE OF BROKEN THINGS, written in collaborations with Linda D. Addison. Available at Amazon
Opere in uscita preordinabili (ITA)
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la raccolta di racconti e poesie dark 'I SOGNI DEL RE NERO - Cristiano Saccoccia Dark Edition' (edizione extra-limitata) in uscita ad Aprile 2020
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la Graphic Novel L'ORRORE A RED HOOK, tratta dall'omonimo racconto di H. P. Lovecraft, in uscita a Maggio 2020.
Preordinabile a prezzo speciale, sullo Store Independent Legions, il mio nuovo saggio HORROR GURU - Guida Essenziale alla Letteratura Moderna e Contemporanea (Giugno 2020)
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la mia nuova raccolta di poesie dark/horror RAPSODIA WHITECHAPEL, in uscita a Settembre 2020
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la graphic novel KIND OF RED, in uscita a Ottobre 2020
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la mia novella VESSEL - TERRA SANTA PULP, in uscita a Dicembre 2020.
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la Graphic Novel L'ABITATORE DEL LAGO, in uscita a Dicembre 2020
Latest Reviews (in English)
NARAKA Bizzarre Video Review by B.L.U.R.B.
Ultime Recensioni (Italiano)
David Cowen interviewed Linda D. Addison and me, on Horror Writers Association Website, about our collab poetry collection The Place of Broken Things.
Pubblicazioni come Editor