Countersigned the contracts for the publication in English of my novel 'SHANTI' (translated into English by Daniele Bonfanti), to be released in Q2 2019 by Necro Publications, a 'cult' publisher, the leader in modern hardcore horror since 1993. The book will be published in trade paperback, limited hardcover and digital edition.
I'm happy to be part, with my new story 'The Bearded Woman', of the forthcoming anthology SPLATTERPUNK FOREVER edited by Splatterpunk Award winning editors Jack Bantry & Kit Power.
Following the incredible success of Fighting Back: A Splatterpunk Anthology, which won ‘best anthology’ award at the first annual Splatterpunk Awards at Killercon, Texas, editors Jack Bantry and Kit Power return with another collection of furious, ferocious, gore spattered tales from some of horror’s darkest minds.
The full list of tales and authors are:
The Seacreator - Ryan Harding
Garotte - Lydian Faust
Junkyard Shift - Ryan C. Thomas
Cougars - Michelle Graza and Melissa Lason (The Sisters of Slaughter)
Guinea Pig Blues - Chad Lutkze
Blood on the Walls - Saul Bailey
Chum - Nat Robinson
The Bearded Woman - Alessandro Manzetti
Finger Paint - Robert Essig
Diamond In The Rough - Justin Park
Virtue of Stagnant Water - Monica J. O’Rourke
Introduction by Glenn Rolfe
The cover art is by Chris Enterline,
In uscita in tutte le librerie i primi di dicembre, per l'editore Cut Up Publishing, il mio nuovo romanzo dark thriller IL CUSTODE DI CHERNOBYL.
"Il Custode di Chernobyl è un dark thriller d'atmosfera che ti porta nella testa del protagonista,
e non ti lascia sfuggire!"
— Glenn Cooper, autore del bestseller 'La Biblioteca dei Morti'
Sinossi del romanzo: Poligono di Semipalatinsk, 1965. I sovietici avviano il Test Chagan, primo esperimento di esplosioni nucleari sotterranee. Ma è solo una copertura, nelle gallerie di un bunker si sta tentando di creare soldati capaci di adattarsi alle condizioni estreme di una guerra termonucleare. Ben presto, però, alcuni soggetti sfuggono al controllo, rendendo necessario il trasferimento in una nuova base segreta nascosta sotto la futura centrale di Chernobyl. Mentre il professor Petrov, scienziato segnato dagli orrori vissuti e ossessionato dalla sua creatura, ormai perduta, scivola nel baratro dell’alcolismo e della follia, efferati omicidi e strani avvistamenti nei pressi di Chernobyl seminano il terrore, alimentando una caccia all’uomo che porterà, a distanza di vent’anni, dopo l’esplosione del reattore numero 4 della centrale nucleare V.I. Lenin, a una sorprendente e drammatica resa dei conti.
Illustrazione di copertina di Wendy Saber Core.
"Il Custode di Chernobyl , un equilibrio perfetto tra intreccio narrativo e scienza della fantascienza."
— Marcello Simoni, autore del bestseller 'Il Mercante di Libri Maledetti'
My latest dark poetry collection WAR (written with Marge Simon, Crystal Lake Publishing, june 2018) reviewed by Angela Yuriko Smith.
"Beautiful words for an ugly topic—War by Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti lay bare the bones of conflict and display them, every detail, for us to examine from the safe confines of our living rooms.
Raw, political and very real, these poems don’t hold back with their messages. The imagery is vivid, painting a mural of death across the reader’s mind. The poems don’t focus on any particular war, but offer a varied box of experiences. From jungle to desert and everywhere between, we are given a glimpse of the tragedy we wreak upon ourselves.
Without sounding like a 70s protest, the verses in War don’t come across as judgmental. They state facts and provide the experience so that we may judge. Besides the lovely writing, I have to give major credit to the illustrator as well.
Stefano Cardoselli has taken my breath away with his complex and engaging images. Darkly humorous, I found myself spending as much time looking at his art as I did reading and thinking about the poetry.
A wonderful book, I highly recommend it and wish Simon, Manzetti and Cardoselli all the best with this powerful book."
Read the review at Angela Yuriko Smith Website.
Buy the book at Amazon
Lee Murray reviewed my latest dark poetry collection WAR (written in collaboration with Marge Simon) released by Crystal Lake Publishing in June 2018.
"With its absolutely stunning cover art by Wendy Saber Core, and provocative interior images by Stefano Cadroselli, War: Dark Poems is a fitting production for a collection by two of the world’s best contemporary poets: Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti. It’s Manzetti’s fifth poetry collection, and Simon’s tenth, so they know a few things about putting together a thematically cohesive collection. War does exactly that, bringing together 32 stunning poems, some solo, some collaborative, and set in a range of battlegrounds spanning history and cultures. The poems are chillingly brutal, imbued with the waste and the depravity of war, but the way these poets tell describe it is bewitching, the images too startlingly vivid to look away. In these lines, where children are “cut to pieces, scattered everywhere, like pomegranate seeds freed from their peel” and “Ezra and Emmanuel are sewn together”, there are moments of softness too, tiny snippets of beauty to lull us into complacency, like cloaks thrown carelessly over chairs, and a soldier’s letters “scented with Muguet”. A sublime collection from two of the best. "
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Available (for Free) at Splatterpunk Zine, my new horror story HANS AND GRETA, cowritten with Paolo Di Orazio.
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In occasione di Halloween, oggi è disponibile gratuitamente, su Horror Magazine, il Sito Independent Legions e, in inglese, Splatterpunk Zine, il racconto inedito HANS E GRETA che ho scritto a quattro mani con Paolo Di Orazio.
Leggi il racconto su Horror Magazine (Italiano)
Leggi il racconto su Independent Legions (Italiano)
Leggi il racconto su Splattepunk Zine (Inglese)
Judi Comeau reviewed at TheTomb of Dark Delight my latest dark poetry collection, WAR (Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2018), cowritten with Marge Simon. Here's her words about the book:
"Bram Stoker Award® winners Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti have created a dark, unflinching masterpiece of poetry that envisions and dissects the horror of war. World wars, civil wars, drug wars, gender wars, all wars produce death and destruction in the name of peace and justice, leaving behind the detritus of victims and injured in their wake. The ghosts of war are with us always, as the authors of these devastating poems clearly show, and none of us are left untouched. These poems are the darkest of the dark and contain the essence of the brutality, senselessness, and horror of war. This is an intense and powerful collection that will leave the reader shaken by the horrific beauty of the authors’ visions."
My novel NARAKA - THE ULTIMATE HUMAN BREEDING (Independent Legions, May 2018) reviewed by author Paul Dale Anderson:
"Naraka reads like a demented cross between James Joyce and Piers Anthony novels, with a touch of Richard Thomas thrown in for good measure.
Heaven above, hell below. Heaven’s a lie. Hell is real. In the Hindu and Buddhist mythology, Naraka is one of the ancient Sanskrit names for hell. There are many hells. The cunt is also a hell, “the hell from which monsters come out.”
After the super-rich military-industrialists turned earth into a hell where nothing grows, they built a new underground detention center on the moon where they incarcerate violent criminals and socially-undesirables and force them to procreate before slicing and dicing them into food or fuel.
The author warns readers from the beginning that there are multiple timelines and multiple narrators in Naraka. Definitely not for the fainthearted, this novel is hardcore horror. Highly-recommended for its daring and brilliant use of language and myth. 5/5"
Il giorno di Halloween potrete leggere gratuitamente, su Horror Magazine e sul Sito Web Independent Legions, il racconto HANS E GRETA scritto a quattro mani con Paolo Di Orazio. Il racconto sarà pubblicato anche in lingua inglese sul Sito Web della Horror Writers Association, per la serie 'Halloween Haunts'.
In uscita (in Italiano)
In uscita in tutte le librerie la prima settimana di dicembre, per Cut Up Pubishing, il nuovo romanzo dark thriller IL CUSTODE DI CHERNOBYL
Ultima Uscita (in Italiano)
Latest Releases (in English)
WAR -Dark Poems (written in collaboration with Marge Simon). Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2018. Available at Amazon
Forthcoming Books in English
Awards - Latest News
Poetry collection 'No Mercy' and the Anthology 'The Beauty of Death 2' are nominees of the Stoker Awards 2017
The poems 'Frida's Monster' 'Apocalyptic Mass' and 'A Dream of Milk and Blood' were nominated for the 2018 Rhysling Award
IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE - Independent Legions Publishing. Edizione Collection a tiratura limitata, disponibile sullo Store dell'Editore
Disponibile su Amazon, per Independent Legions, l'edizione digitale e cartacea della novelette SUPRÊME.
New Release: The Garden of Delight from Comet Press.
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in Italiano: Disponibile da Dicembre 2016: Carne Cruda di Richard Laymon e Caleb Battiago (Cut Up Publishing), Acquista su Amazon
Altre Pubblicazioni Recenti - Antologie
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 from Comet Press. It contains my story 'Kozmic Blues'
Latest Reviews (in English)
NARAKA Bizzarre Video Review by B.L.U.R.B.
Ultime Recensioni (Italiano)
Pubblicazioni come Editor
11/15 Maggio - Las Vegas
'The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly.