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. "
Read the review online
Buy the book at Amazon
My dark poetry collection WAR, written with Marge Simon, has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards 2018
Preorder your copy of my new novel SHANTI - The Sadist Heaven, coming in April 2019 by Necro Publications.
Preordina la tua copia a prezzo speciale del nuovo romanzo NUOVA SODOMA - La Resurrezione del Re Osceno, in uscita a Giugno 2019 per Independent Legions
The Anthology MONSTERS OF ANY KIND, edited by me and Daniele Bonfanti, has been nominated for the Splattepunk Awards 2019
Ultime uscite (in Italiano)
Disponibile In tutte le librerie, per Cut Up Pubishing, il nuovo romanzo dark thriller IL CUSTODE DI CHERNOBYL
Latest Releases (in English)
WAR -Dark Poems (written in collaboration with Marge Simon). Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2018. Available at Amazon
In uscita (in Italiano)
In uscita a giugno 2019 il nuovo romanzo NUOVA SODOMA - La Resurrezione del Re Osceno. Libro preordinabile a prezzo speciale.
Forthcoming Books in English
Preorder HANTI, The Sadist Heaven, my new novel in English coming in April 2019 by Necro Publications
My new collection, THE RADIOACTIVE BRIDE, will be released in Q3 2019 by Necro Publications. My novel NEW SODOM will be released in Q2 2020 by Necro Publications.