Released today, from Necro Publications, my new collection of short stories THE RADIOACTIVE BRIDE, including 17 new stories (and 1 reprint). Cover art by Eric Wilson, translation from Italian by Daniele Bonfanti, editing by Regina Garza Mitchell. Buy the book at Amazon
Synopsis: Poisoned Uxor 77 radioactive meteor fucked Hearth with a big Kaboom! changing the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet. No more animal protein, no more moral values or conscience, weird and obscene mutations. The primordial spirit of cannibalism rises again from its invisible grave, walking hand in hand with old friends: Depravity and Sadism, and no one is safe anymore. Everyone is subject to a single watchword: survival at all costs. Yeah, you heard me, the ‘Radioactive Bride’ will marry you, dear future mankind, giving you a taste of her plutonium milk, turning you into exquisite prey or ravenous perpetrator.
This is a sort of diary of these days told through the lives of a few characters: new kind of freaks, half man and half worm, captured to become circus attractions; synthetic serial killers built-in labs; two-headed prostitutes offering special services to their clients; landfills with fights between women on next-gen drugs and mutated big rats; processions of new feminists who hunt for human testicles; the show of a fat lady offering viewers a succulent reason to come back (small pieces of her giant body); rich collectors of human organs; innovative restaurants and hyper-extreme brothels where pimps and celebrated chefs prepare the daily menu for their cannibal and depraved customers; the new slums of Paris, Rome and Berlin ruled by criminals; a shemale Pope with her infamous court, and a pedophile Governor watching excited, his aquariums of biomechanical, heretic creatures inside the Red Area of the New Wall.
So, strap on your seatbelt, move past moral, mercy and standard food, and get ready to be ejected at high speed towards the New World waiting for you.
"Alessandro Manzetti is for sure one of the most exciting writers to be bursting into the U.S. horror scene, and his new book sounds like a non-stop full-tilt horror party of futuristic perversion and outrage — right up my alley."
— Edward Lee, author of 'Header' and 'White Trash Gothic'
"Perverse, unholy, deranged--with THE RADIOACTIVE BRIDE, Alessandro Manzetti has created a ghastly rendition of a Post Apocalypse world whose frenzied denizens maim, mangle, and cannibalize to satisfy their obscene hungers.
Images take root in one’s mind that you’d need a lobotomy to pick to dislodge: a grotesque She-Pope who practices her skeet shooting with human clay pigeons launched from a vibrating platform; an enormous obese “virgin” with petrified testicles woven into her braids who lounges seductively while the ultra-wealthy line up to obtain, with the aid of a state of the art extractor, a souvenir of her fat; a circus ringmaster from hell ornaments his top hat with a toothed vagina .
I’d be tempted to say you can’t even imagine some of this stuff, except that Manzetti can and he has. Kudos to him for taking it to the edge—and then a good bit beyond."
— Lucy Taylor, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of 'The Saferty of Unknown Cities'
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In uscita a Settembre 2022 l'Edizione Extra Limited del nuovo romanzo NARAKA 2 - Rebels, sequel di 'Naraka'
Disponibile in libreria, per Cut Up Publishing, e su Amazon, la mia 'Guida ai Migliori 150 Libri Horror (1986-2020)'
My poems Bloody Rhapsody (form Whitechapel Rhapsody collection) has been reprinted in Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year Vol 13 (Night Shade Books)
HWA Announced the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot; two of my works have been nominated: HER LIFE MATTERS (Graphic Novel) and WHITECHAPEL RHAPSODY (poetry collection)
Released the graphic novel HER LIFE MATTERS, written by Stefano Cardoselli and me, for sale at Amazon
Lastest Awards, Nominations and Mentions
Dancing with Maria's Ghost and The Inhabitant of the Lake on the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot
My poetry collection Whitechapel Rhapsody has been nominated for the 2021 SFPA Elgin Award (Best Book category)
Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12: Honorable Mention to 'The Place of Broken Things'
My dark poetry collection THE PLACE OF BROKEN THINGS, written in collaboration wih Linda D. Addison, has won the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards.
My poetry collection WAR (Crystal Lake Publishing), written in collaboration with Marge Simon, has won the 2019 SFPA Elgin Award.
Ultime Uscite (ITA)
Disponibile in libreria e su Amazon, per Cut Up Publishing', 'Guida ai Migliori 150 Libri Horror' (1986-2020)
Disponibile sullo Store Independent Legions la mia nuova raccolta di poesie dark Rapsodia Whitechapel.
Disponibile sullo Store Independent Legions la graphic novel L'ORRORE A RED HOOK, da me sceneggiata, e illustrata da Stefano Cardoselli
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 the dark poetry collection DANCING WITH MARIA'S GHOST - DArk Encounters with the Ghost of Maria Callas
For sale at Amazon the graphic novel (scripted by me and based on a story by Ramsey Campbell) THE INHABITANT OF THE LAKE
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
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