Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Table of contents - "Terror Tales of the Scottish Highlands" edited by Paul Finch

I’ve talked extensively before about one of my favorite series of anthologies, edited by Paul Finch and published by Gray Friar Press, and it is time now to salute the eighth entry in the “Terror Tales” collections. “Terror Tales” is an excellent series travelling across the British Isles in search of old and new frightening stories, new by publishing fresh tales based on the folklore of a specific area and old by mixing these modern works of fiction with some of the spooky legends of the respective region. It is a concept that appealed greatly to me from the start and each volume published so far proved to be a delight, every single one offering a bounty of fine short stories, great legends and impressive writers. And after travelling through the Lake District, the Cotswolds, East Anglia, London, the Seaside, Wales and Yorkshire Paul Finch’s series of anthologies reaches now the Scottish Highlands, again with a promise of chilling delights. I am glad to see the “Terror Tales” anthologies going strong and I am even happier to hear that the editor and publisher intend to go further in their search and reinterpretation of horror folklore, even beyond the borders of the United Kingdom, with other short story collections of the same kind.

The Scottish Highlands, picturesque home to grand mountains and plunging glens. But also a land of bitterness, betrayal and blood-feud, where phantom pipers lament callous slaughters, evil spirits haunt crag and loch, and ancient monsters roam the fogbound moors…

The Black Wolf of Badenoch
The deformed horror at Glamis
The witch coven of Auldearn
The faceless giant of Ben Macdui
The shrieking voices on Skye
The feathered fiend of Glen Etive
The headless killer at Arisaig

And many more chilling tales by William Meikle, Helen Grant, Barbara Roden, Carole Johnstone, DP Watt and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre…

“Skye’s Skary Places” by Ian Hunter
Phantoms in the Mist
“The Dove” by Helen Grant
Prey of the Fin-Folk
“Strone House” by Barbara Roden
The Well of Heads
“Face Down in the Earth” by Tom Johnstone
The Vanishing
“The Dreaming God Is Singing Where She Lies” by William Meikle
The Curse of Scotland
“The Housekeeper” by Rosie Seymour
From Out the Hollow Hills
“The Executioner” by Peter Bell
Saurians of the Deep
“You Must Be Cold” by John Whitbourn
Glamis Castle
“The Fellow Travellers” by Sheila Hodgson
“Shelleycoat” by Graeme Hurry
Evil Monsters
“The Other House, the Other Voice” by Craig Herbertson
The Mull Plane Mystery
“Myself / Thyself” by D.P. Watt
The Bauchan
“Broken Spectres” by Carl Barker
The Big Grey Man
“Jack Knife” by Gary Fry
Tristicloke the Wolf
“The Foul Mass at Tongue House” by Johnny Mains
The Drummer of Cortachy
“There You’ll Be” by Carole Johnstone

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 Chesley Awards finalists

The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists has announced the finalists of 2015 Chesley Awards. The awards ceremony will be held during Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, taking place in Spokane, Washington between August 19th and 23rd.

Best Cover Illustration / Hardcover
Julie Dillon - Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology edited by Brandon Sanderson; Dragonsteel Entertainment, June 2014
Jon Foster - Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi; Subterranean Press, 2014
Todd Lockwood - The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan; Tor, March 2014
John Picacio - Endymion by Dan Simmons; Limited Edition, Subterranean Press, December 2014
Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson; Tor, March 2014

Best Cover Illustration – Paperback
John Harris - Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie; Orbit October 2014
Jon Sullivan - The Return of the Discounted Man by Mark Hodder; Pyr, July 2014
Raymond Swanland - The Lady by K.V. Johansen; Pyr, December 2014
Danielle Tunstall - Unseaming by Mike Allen; Antimatter Press, October 2014
Raoul Vitale - Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 edited by Kij Johnson; Prometheus/Pyr

Best Cover Illustration – Magazine
Julie Dillon - Analog April 2014
Matt Dixon - Clarkesworld #90 March 2014
Wayne Haag - Interzone #253 July/August 2014
Patrick Jones - Analog March 2014
Jae Lee - Batman/Superman #14 DC Comics October 2014
Peter Mohrbacher - Lightspeed #48 May 2014
Dan Dos Santos - Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3 Dark Horse, March 2014

Best Interior Illustration
Anna Balbusso and Elena Balbusso - “Ekaterina and the Firebird” by Abra Staffin-Wiebe;, January 2014
Galen Dara - “A City of Its Tentacles” by Rose Lemberg; Lackinton’s #1 February 2014
Julie Dillon - Imagined Realms: Book 1 July/August; Kickstarter December 2014
Scott Gustafson - Classic Bedtime Stories; Artisan, September 2014
Karla Ortiz - “The Walking Stick Forest” by Anna Tambour; May 2014
John Picacio - Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza; October 2014

Best Gaming Related Illustration
Noah Bradley - Drown in Sorrow Magic card, Born of the Gods; WotC, Feb. 2014
Eric Deschamps - Ephara, God of Polis Magic card, Born of the Gods; WotC, Feb. 2014
Michael Komarck - D&D The Rise of Tiamat; WotC, Oct. 2014
Peter Mohrbacher - Pharika, God of Affliction Magic card, Journey into Nyx; WotC, May 2014
Karla Ortiz - Ghoulcaller Gisa Magic card, Commander 2014; WotC, Nov. 2014
Chris Rahn - Ajani the Steadfast Magic card, 2015 Core Set; WotC, July 2014

Best Product Illustration
Frank Cho & Brandon Peterson - Fast Food New York ComicCon 2014 art print
Donato Giancola - George R.R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire 2015 calendar Bantam, 2014
Patrick Jones - Conan The Conquered Illuxcon promotional art
John Picacio - La Calavera Loteria card Lone Boy
Raymond Swanland - One with the Light Limited Edition Giclee on canvas Acme Archives 2014

Best Color Work – Unpublished
Linda Adair - “Dragonsbride” oil
Michael C. Hayes - “Alegretto” oils
Reiko Murakami - “Giving Name” Photoshop
Mark Poole - “Omens” oils
Dorian Vallejo - “Crossing” oil on canvas
Annie Stegg Gerard - “The Lady of Lorien” oil on linen

Best Monochrome Work – Unpublished
Kristina Carroll - “Dragonslayer” charcoal
Sean Murray - “Gateway: The Storkfriars” graphite
John Picacio - “El Venado” graphite
Olivier Villoingt - “The Soul of War” graphite & acrylic
Allen Williams - “Sphynx” graphite
Rebecca Yanovskaya - “Wisdom” ink & mixed media

Best Three-Dimensional Art
Dan Chudzinski - The Mudpuppy, resin & mixed media
David Meng - Sun Wukong, the Monkey King
Michael Parkes - Meditation, bronze
Forest Rogers - A Fish from Versailles, Kato polyclay
Virginie Ropars - Morrigan, polymer clay & mixed media
Vincent Villafranca - Modernity’s Squeaky Child, bronze & steel

Best Art Director
Lou Anders, Pyr
Shelly Bond, DC/Vertigo Comics
Irene Gallo, Tor &
Jeremy Jarvis, Wizards of the Coast
Lauren Panepinto, Orbit Books

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Kinuko Craft
John Harris
Gregory Manchess
Iain McCaig

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Table of contents - "Cassilda's Song" edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

© Steve Santiago
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. put together with “A Season in Carcosa” an excellent tribute anthology to Robert W. Chambers and “The King in Yellow”, one of the most memorable short story collections I had the pleasure to read over the years. This year Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. embarks on a second project with the same theme, another tribute collection to Robert W. Chambers and “The King in Yellow”, but this time with an all women line-up. After all, two of the major characters of the imaginary play “The King in Yellow” are Cassilda and Camilla and the Act 1, Scene 2 of the said play, entitled “Cassilda’s Song”, title borrowed by Joseph Pulver’s new anthology, reflects on its verses the strangeness and delirium of Robert W. Chambers’ book. “A Season in Carcosa” and the general theme make strong recommendations for “Cassilda’s Song”, but they are not the only things that make this new collection of short stories look extremely appealing, its table of contents is also packed with some of the most gifted writers of today’s speculative fiction, Lynda E. Rucker, Helen Marshall, Allyson Bird, S.P. Miskowski, Damien Angelica Walters, Mercedes M. Yardley, Molly Tanzer and E. Catherine Tobler are very talented writers and make this line-up a stellar one. I am always happy to discover and read their new stories so it comes as no surprise that I am waiting with the eager anticipation the moment when I can start reading this promising anthology. I am not sure when “Cassilda’s Song” will be available, only that it will be published by Chaosium Inc. and the cover features an artwork (seen above, but not finished yet) by Steve Santiago. I’ll return with the final cover and the publishing date when they are available.

“Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic” by Damien Angelica Walters
“She Will Be Raised a Queen” by E. Catherine Tobler
“Yella” by Nicole Cushing
“Yellow Bird” by Lynda E. Rucker
“Exposure” by Helen Marshall
“Just Beyond Her Dreaming” by Mercedes M. Yardley
“In the Quad of Project 327” by Chesya Burke
“Stones, Maybe” by Ursula Pflug
“Les Fleurs Du Mal” by Allyson Bird
“While The Black Stars Burn” by Lucy A. Snyder
“Old Tsah-Hov” by Anya Martin
“The Neurastheniac” by Selena Chambers
“Dancing The Mask” by Ann K. Schwader
“Family” by Maura McHugh
“Pro Patria!” by Nadia Bulkin
“Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning” by E. Catherine Tobler & Damien Angelica Walters
“Grave-Worms” by Molly Tanzer
“Strange is the Night” by S.P. Miskowski

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cover art - "The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories" edited by Mark Morris

Last year, Spectral Press kicked with “The Spectral Book of Horror Stories” a new series of anthologies inspired by and in the style of the classic short story collections “The Pan Book of Horror Stories” and “The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories”. And the first volume was something to remember, starting with the cover art, the editorial work of Mark Morris and the stories published within the first collection. It came as no surprise then that “The Spectral Book of Horror Stories” is in competition this year for a Shirley Jackson Award at the Best Anthology category, together with two of its stories running for the same award at the Best Short Fiction category (“The Dog’s Home” by Alison Littlewood) and the Best Novelette category (“Newspaper Heart” by Stephen Volk). This October, during the FantasyCon in Nottingham Spectral Press will launch the 2nd volume of this series of anthologies, edited again by Mark Morris and with the same cover artist as of the first volume, the very talented Vincent Chong. There is no news yet about the table of contents of “The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories”, but I do love the cover artwork for the second volume. Vincent Chong inflicts the same eerie, unsettling sensation of the first cover here as well, establishing a very nice trend for “The Spectral Book of Horror Stories” by offering each volume an excellent visual companionship. The cover art is something to look for as much as are the stories published in each collection, making both features memorable trademarks for the series. I am convinced that this second anthology would be as good as the first and that “The Spectral Book of Horror Stories” would easily become one of my favorite series of short story collections. If it isn’t already.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cover art - "The House of Shattered Wings" by Aliette de Bodard (UK edition)

In March we saw the US cover for Aliette de Bodard’s upcoming novel, “The House of Shattered Wings”; in the meantime the UK cover has surfaced as well. Gollancz, the UK publisher, goes for another approach, more subtle, but no less interesting. The reference to the title can be fully glimpsed through the wings occupying the center of the cover, while their crystal like appearance leads the thought to a highly valued item, but also fragile and easily breakable. Paris being on ruins, following the Great Houses War, can be guessed by the aspect of Notre-Dame’s interior, the walls cracked here and there, graffiti written on them and the floor covered by water and debris. Now, from the synopsis we learn that Notre-Dame is actually a burnt-out shell, but this is clearer on the US cover rather than the UK one. I am not here to complain though, so I don’t have any quarrel with the Gollancz’s approach for their cover. As a matter of fact, I am not even sure which edition of Aliette de Bodard’s “The House of Shattered Wings” I would like to have on my bookshelves. Of course, I would love both of them, but due to a couple of impediments fulfilling that wish is far-fetched. But no matter the final choice, I will definitely have a copy of Aliette de Bodard’s novel on my personal library.

Here is also some of the early praise “The House of the Shattered Wings” is gathering.

“A superb murder mystery, on an epic scale, set against the fall out – literally – of a war in Heaven.
Paris has survived the Great Houses War – just. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black with ashes and rubble. Yet life continues among the wreckage. The citizens continue to live, love, fight and survive in their war-torn city, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over the once grand capital.
House Silverspires, previously the leader of those power games, lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls.
Within the House, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen, an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction, and a resentful young man wielding spells from the Far East. They may be Silverspires’ salvation. They may be the architects of its last, irreversible fall…"

“THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS is a Gothic masterpiece of supernatural intrigues, loves and betrayals in a ruined and decadent future Paris — wildly imaginative and completely convincing, this novel will haunt you long after you’ve put it down.”
Tim Powers, author of THE ANUBIS GATES

“Darkly entertaining. de Bodard makes Fallen Angels entirely her own in this post-apocalyptic Paris near the turn of the century. The personal politics of necessity blend and clash with the politics of the powerful as people—mortal and immortal—attempt to survive.”
Michelle Sagara, author of THE CHRONICLES OF ELANTRA and THE HOUSE WAR series

“THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS exists in a rich, evocative Paris that is thick with magical history. Pathos and beauty intertwine in a novel filled with longing.”
Mary Robinette Kowal, Multiple-Hugo award winning author of THE GLAMOURIST HISTORIES

“Original and intriguing, this novel is a strange delight and a foretaste of great things to come.”
Justina Robson, author of THE GLORIOUS ANGELS

“An intense, beautiful, brutal journey written with an eye for the stunning, vivid detail and the cruel demands of duty, loyalty, and leadership. Its portrait of a ruined Paris ruled by fallen angels is one I won’t soon forget.”
Kate Elliott, author of the SPIRITWALKER trilogy

Monday, June 1, 2015

Awards round-up - Shirley Jackson Awards, Premio Ignotus & Spectrum 22

It seems that most of my heavy work is out of the way, at least for now. So it’s time to catch up on some of the fun things, starting with the shortlists of a few awards I am quite fond of.

2014 Shirley Jackson Awards (the winners will be announced during Readercon 26, taking place at Burlington Marriott, Burlington, Massachusetts, between 9th and 12th of July):

“Annihilation” by Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals)
“Bird Box” by Josh Malerman (Ecco)
“Broken Monsters” by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland)
“Confessions” by Kanae Minato (Mulholland)
“The Lesser Dead” by Christopher Buehlman (Berkley)
“The Unquiet House” by Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)

“The Beauty” by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
“Ceremony of Flies” by Kate Jonez (DarkFuse)
“The Good Shabti” by Robert Sharp (Jurassic London)
“The Mothers of Voorhisville” by Mary Rickert (, April 2014)
“We Are All Completely Fine” by Daryl Gregory (Tachyon)

“The Devil in America” by Kai Ashante Wilson (, April 2014)
“The End of the End of Everything” by Dale Bailey (, April 2014)
“The Husband Stitch” by Carmen Maria Machado (Granta)
“Newspaper Heart” by Stephen Volk (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Spectral Press)
“Office at Night” by Kate Bernheimer and Laird Hunt (Walker Art Center/ Coffee House Press)
“The Quiet Room” by V H Leslie (Shadows & Tall Trees 2014, Undertow Publications/ChiZine Publications)

“Candy Girl” by Chikodili Emelumadu (Apex Magazine, November 2014)
“The Dogs Home” by Alison Littlewood (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Spectral Press)
“The Fisher Queen” by Alyssa Wong (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2014)
“Shay Corsham Worsted” by Garth Nix (Fearful Symmetries, ChiZine Publications)
“Wendigo Nights” by Siobhan Carroll (Fearful Symmetries, ChiZine Publications)

“After the People Lights Have Gone Off” by Stephen Graham Jones (Dark House)
“Burnt Black Suns:  A Collection of Weird Tales” by Simon Strantzas (Hippocampus)
“Gifts for the One Who Comes After” by Helen Marshall (ChiZine Publications)
“They Do The Same Things Different There” by Robert Shearman (ChiZine Publications)
“Unseaming” by Mike Allen (Antimatter Press)

“Letters to Lovecraft” edited by Jesse Bullington (Stone Skin Press)
“Fearful Symmetries” edited by Ellen Datlow (ChiZine Publications)
“The Spectral Book of Horror Stories” edited by Mark Morris (Spectral Press)
“Shadows & Tall Trees 2014” edited by Michael Kelly (Undertow Publications/ChiZine Publications)
“The Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron” edited by Ross E. Lockhart and Justin Steele (Word Horde)

2015 Premio Ignotus (The annual Spanish award recognizing the works of speculative fiction. The winners will be announced during HispaCon, taking place this year in Granada, most probably during the month of November):

“A vuestras mentes dispersas” (To Your Scattered Minds) by Joan Antoni Fernández (Ed. Juan José Aroz)
“El libro de Ivo” (The Book of Ivo) by Juan Cuadra Pérez (Ed. Fantascy)
“El mapa del caos” (The Map of Chaos) by Félix J. Palma (Ed. Plaza&Janés)
“La inconquistable” (The Unconquerable) by José Antonio Bonilla (Ed. Autores Premiados)
“La piedad del Primero” (The Piety of the First) by Pablo Bueno (Ed. Sportula)
“Las tierras en juego” (The Lands At Stake) by Arkaitz León Muela (Ed. Círculo Rojo)
“Un minuto antes de la oscuridad”(One Minute Before the Darkness) by Ismael Martínez Biurrun (Ed. Fantascy)

“Adepta” (Adept) by Felicidad Martínez (Ed. Sportula)
“El rey lansquenete” (The Landsknecht King) by Santiago García Albás (Ed. Sportula)
“La epopeya de los amantes” (The Lover’s Epic) by Miguel Santander (Terra Nova 3, Ed. Fantascy)
“Los centinelas del tiempo” (The Sentires of Time) by Javier Negrete (Mañana todavía, Ed. Fantascy)
“Pasteles de barro” (Mud Pastries) by Carlos Martí Mezquita (Ed. Autores Premiados)

“Antonio Benjumea” (Antonio Benjunea) by Cristina Jurado (Crónicas de tinieblas, Ed. Sportula)
“Casas rojas” (Red Houses) by Nieves Delgado (Alucinadas, Ed. Palabaristas)
“El pastor de naves” (The Pastor of Ships) by Felicidad Martínez (Empaquetados, Ed. Sportula)
“Prolang” (Prolang) by Ricardo Montesinos (Terra Nova 3, Ed. Fantascy)
“WeKids” (WeKids) by Laura Gallego (Mañana todavía, Ed. Fantascy)

“Alucinadas” (Hallucinated) edited by Cristina Jurado and Leticia Lara (Ed. Palabaristas)
“Cuentos para Algernon Año II” (Stories for Algernon, Second Year) edited by Marcheto (Ed. blog Cuentos para Algernon)
“El ciclo de Xuya” (The Xuya Cycle) by Aliette de Bodard (Ed. Fata Libelli)
“Mañana todavía” (Still Tomorrow) edited by Ricard Ruiz Garzón (Ed. Fantascy)
“Terra Nova 3” (Terra Nova 3) edited by Mariano Villarreal (Ed. Fantascy)

The category is cancelled this year due to the lack of minimal number of applications required by the 26th Article of the Regulation.

“20 autores de relatos de ciencia ficción que deberías estar leyendo” (20 Sci-Fi Short Fiction Authors You Must Read) by Elías F. Combarro (Sense of Wonder,
“El futuro bajo sospecha” (The Future Under Suspicion) by Ismael Martínez Biurrun (C,
“Fachas del espacio” (Figures of Space) by Félix García (El fantascopio,
“Introducción” (Introduction) by Fernando Ángel Moreno and Julián Díez (Historia y antología de la ciencia ficción española, Ed. Cátedra)
“Premios Ignotus para Dummies” (Premio Ignotus For Dummies) by Juanma Santiago (Los premios Ignotus 1991-2000, Ed. Sportula)
“Yo sobreviví a las guerras del fándom (incluso las provoqué)” (I Survived the Wars of the Fandom (I Even Provoked Them)) by Juanma Santiago (Pornografía emocional,

Koldo Campo’s cover for “A vuestras mentes dispersas” (To Your Scattered Minds) (Ed. Juan José Aroz)
Koldo Campo’s cover for “Antes del primer día” (Before the First Day) (Ed. Juan José Aroz)
Juan Miguel Aguilera’s cover for “Crónicas de tinieblas” (Chronicles of Tenebrous) (Ed. Sportula)
Román García Mora’s cover for “La inconquistable” (The Unconquerable) (Ed. Autores Premiados)
Olga Esther’s cover for “La piedad del Primero” (The Piety of the First) (Ed. Sportula)
María Paz Muela’s cover for “Las tierras en juego” (The Lands At Stake) (Ed. Círculo Rojo)
Alejandro Colucci’s cover for “Retrofuturismos” (Retrofutures) (Ed. Nevsky)

YouTube Channel of Sense of Wonder by Elías F. Combarro (Vídeo,
La cueva (The Cave) directed by Alfredo Montero (Motion Picture, Filmax International y Morena Films)
“La órbita de Endor” (The Endor’s Orbit) by various authors (Podcast,
“Los Verdhugos” (The Verdhugos) by various authors (Podcast,
“Luces en el horizonte” (Lights of the Horizon) by Luis Martínez Vallés (Radio and Podcast,
“The Spoiler Club” (The Spoiler Club” by various authors (Videocast,

The category is cancelled this year due to the lack of minimal number of applications required by the 26th Article of the Regulation.

The category is cancelled this year due to the lack of minimal number of applications required by the 26th Article of the Regulation.

Alfa Eridiani (Ed. Asociación Alfa Eridiani)
Barsoom (Ed. La hermandad del enmascarado)
Delirio (Ed. La biblioteca del laberinto)
miNatura (Ed. Ricardo Acevedo y Carmen Rosa Signes Urrea)
Planetas Prohibidos (Ed. Grupo Planetas Prohibidos)
Presencia Humana (Ed. Aristas Martínez)
Scifiworld (Ed.

“Aniquilación” (Annihilation) by Jeff Vandermeer (Ed. Destino)
“El Marciano” (The Martian) by Andy Weir (Ed. Ediciones B)
“El rito” (The Croning) by Laird Barron (Ed. Valdemar)
“La música del silencio” (The Slow Regard of Silent Things) by Patrick Rothfuss (Ed. Plaza&Janés)
“Perillán” (Dodger) by Terry Pratchet (Ed. Fantascy)

“¿Quién cuidará de los dioses?” (Taking Care of Gods) by Liu Cixin (Terra Nova 3, Ed. Fantascy)
“El jugador” (The Gambler) by Paolo Bacigalupi (Terra Nova 3, Ed. Fantascy)
“En una estación roja, a la deriva” (On a Red Station, Drifting) by Aliette de Bodard (Ed. Fata Libelli)
“Legión” (Legion) by Brandon Sanderson (Legión y El alma del emperador, Ed. Fantascy)
“Mono no aware” (Mono no aware) by Ken Liu (Terra Nova 3, Ed. Fantascy)

“Cuentos para Algernon” (Stories for Algernon) by Marcheto (
“Donde acaba el infinito” (Where the Infinite Ends) by Alexander Páez (
“Fantífica” (Fantifica) by Random House Mondadori (
“La tercera fundación” (The Third Foundation) by The Cultural Asscoiation Los Conseguidores (
“Literatura fantástica” (Fantastic Literature) by Mariano Villarreal (
“Sense of Wonder” by Elías F. Combarro (

Last, but not least, the winners of the Spectrum 22 Awards have been announced on May 23rd at the Folly Theater in Kansas City.

GOLD: Taylor Wessling – “Barbarians: Faust”

SILVER: Yuko Shimizu – “Tokyo Night Show”

Johnny Dombrowski — “Murder on the Orient Express”
Edward Kinsella III — “Vernacchio”
Victo Ngai — “The Cloisters”

GOLD: Dan dos Santos — “Taking Flight”

SILVER: Scott Gustafson — “Jack and the Sleeping Giant”

Jeffrey Alan Love — “Radiant State”
Petar Meseldžija — “The Giants are Coming”
Sam Weber — cover for “Dune” by Frank Herbert

GOLD: Audrey Benjaminsen — “Bernadette”, page 1

SILVER: Alex Alice — “Castle in the Stars”

David Palumbo — “The Beast”
James Turner — “Rebel Angels”
Tula Lotay — “Rebels”

GOLD: Sung Choi — “The Parade”

SILVER: Audrey Benjaminsen — “Fairy 3”

Te Hu — “Wonders: Gate of Luxor”
Kellan Jett — “Meeting”
Allen Williams — “The Good Dog”

GOLD: Forest Rogers — “Venetian Harpy”

SILVER: David Silva — “Dragon vs. Raptors”

Dan Chudzinski — “The Mudpuppy”
Mark Newman — “Gallevarbe: Death’s Siren”
Dug Stanat — “A Bird From His Brim Will Guide Your Last Breath”

GOLD: Tran Nguyen — “A Distressed Damsel”

SILVER: Sam Bosma — “Critical Education”

Jensine Eckwall — “This Circle: Walking Into The Wind”
Edward Kinsella III — “Gland Monster”
Victo Ngai — “Cocoon”

GOLD: Rovina Cai — “Fake It”

SILVER: Laurie Lee Brom — “Bad Seed”

Ed Binkley — “Rikshaw Pass”
Jeffrey Alan Love — “Skyrim”
Jessica Shirley — “The Child Sleeps”

GOLD: Cynthia Sheppard — “Momentum”

SILVER: Paul Bonner — “Beowulf: Mother”

Donato Giancola — “Descent from Caradhras”
Rebecca Léveillé Guay — “Time and Chance”
Omar Rayyan — “A Night at the Races”

GRAND MASTER AWARD – Scott Gustafson

Congratulations to all!