Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber (Italian edition)

The novel “Our Lady of Darkness” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1977. Originally it was a shorter story titled “The Pale Brown Thing”, serialized in “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction” in 1974, which was later expanded into this novel. This longer version won the World Fantasy Award as best fantasy novel of the year.

Georges Méliès around 1890

Maries-Georges-Jean Méliès was born on December 8, 1861 in Paris, France. Georges Méliès started shooting his films in May 1896 and brought into the new medium the ideas developed during his work as a magician because for him cinema was a show just like the ones he created in his theater. From the beginning, he experimented with various techniques and tricks and for this he’s considered the father of special effects.

Hater by David Moody (Italian edition)

One day, while going to work, Danny sees a man violently attack an old woman. It’s only the first of a long series of acts of violence which increase in the following days. In a growing number of cases, suddenly, for no apparent reason, a person tries to kill someone, sometimes a relative, sometimes a stranger.

Anne Rice in 2006

Frances Howard Allen O’Brien, this is her real name, was born on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She decided to be called Anne on her first day of school. She had great success with the Chronicles of the Vampires, a series of novels that sold millions of copies around the world.