The crew of the Good Ship Fantastica continues to grow.
Francesco is an Italian science fiction writer whose award-winning book, Livido, has been proudly published into English by Fantastica. Livid engages with finest traditions of science fiction, set in a future where today’s forgotten problems can no longer be ignored.
Born in Bologna, Italy, in 1973, Francesco has a major in Environmental Economics at the University of “Roma Tre” and has worked for IBM (PC Division) and Lenovo. Since 2008 he has worked as a full-time writer/publisher of Italian science fiction.
His novels include Human Antidotes (finalist for the Urania Mondadori Award 2004) and e-Doll (winner of the Urania Mondadori Award 2009). In 2011 he published Livid, which won the 2013 Odyssey Award from Delos Books. It is his first novel to be translated into English.
Bio: Thomas Wilson works in sales for a Big 5 publisher by day, but by night (well, early morning) dreams of the fantastic. He has completed a Master of Publishing and Editing and is now exploring other worlds.
Favourite Books/Authors: China Mieville (The Scar), Kim Stanley Robinson (Red Mars), Joe Haldeman (The Forever War), and Peter Watts (Blindsight).
What I would publish in an instant: Climate change themed science fiction, or anything that tackles the hard questions that we are going to face in the next century or so.
Bio: Christopher Marcatili has completed a Masters of Creative Writing and spends much of his time juggling freelance editing, his own creative practice, and two ‘real’ jobs.
Favourite Books/Authors: China Mièville, Robin Hobb, K.J. Parker, Philip K. Dick, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, Josè Saramago.
What I would publish in an instant: Anything that challenges the tropes of fantasy fiction or uses the strange and otherworldly to show us something about ourselves.