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  • Thirteen Podcast, featuring "Flatblack"
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    My story “Flatblack” out now for Thirteen Podcast

    Thirteen Podcast has just released an audio version of “Flatblack.” I’ve just finished listening to the story myself and I’m blown away by the fantastic job the team at Thirteen has done — narrator Mason Amadeus, sound designer Brooke Jennett (who also voiced the Wife), audio editor Haberlin Roberts, with assistance from Bridgett Howard and Ian Epperson. The story is beautifully narrated and the whole production is top-notch — eerie as hell. And the bellow. Oh, the bellow will haunt me tonight. Thirteen is a popular podcast which specializes in atmospheric, spooky stories, and features a free monthly story on their main website and a second, subscriber-only story on their…

  • Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment, some of the wildest throaway panels from the comic
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    Urlan, Cosmic Cat: the Making Of – Part 5: Interview with the AI

    And here we are with the mind-boggling final episode of the 5-article series bringing to you the “Making Of” Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment. You can read the Making Of – Part 5: Interview with the AI on Bee Lab’s website, in which the authors (more or less humans) speak with the AI artist about the creative process behind the graphic novella. Prepare for a very peculiar experience.

  • Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment, some of the wildest throaway panels from the comic
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    Urlan, Cosmic Cat: the Making Of – Part 4 (Interlude)

    Before venturing into the Interview with the AI (which I’m sure you’re eager to get to), we thought you were ready for some of the most sanity-jeopardizing unused panels you can find in the “Making Of” section of Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment. You can check it out in the Making Of – Part 4 (Interlude) article just published on Bee Lab’s website. Are you ready?

  • Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment
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    Out Now: Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment

    My new book is out! I’m especially happy about this one, because it’s also the first book I co-authored with my wife (and lifelong editor), Valentina Kay, and the first book we’re publishing with our brand-new studio, Bee Lab. Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment is a graphic novella ripe with action, cats, guns, aliens and cool stuff. Also, it’s an exploration of what can be done with these robots — the art has been completely realized with Dall-E 3 via ChatGPT Pro. In the Making Of section, we tell you how we did that, explore the process, and also interview the robotic artist. The whole thing is interesting, very…

  • Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment
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    Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment

    Graphic Novella and Essay (2024, Bee Lab; with Valentina Kay) About the Book: An AI-Illustrated Experiment to showcase what can be done at the end of 2023 through human-AI collaboration. A short but complete — and ultra-cool — SF/horror comic book, ripe with action and also featuing a fun Making Of and an interview with the AI artist! Urlan, Cosmic Cat is a ground-breaking exploration of AI-human collaboration in graphic storytelling. Written, edited, lettered by Daniele Bonfanti and Valentina Kay, the art has been fully realized with OpenAI’s Dall-E 3 through the ChatGPT Pro interface. A short but complete space adventure which weaves the emerging technology’s strengths and weaknesses into…

  • Contact 2. Blood&Steel, featuring Daniele Bonfanti's story "Sacrificium"
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    Out Now in Preorder: Contact 2. Blood & Steel, featuring my “Sacrificium”

    The new anthology Contact 2. Blood&Steel is now available for preorder on Amazon, launch date August 31. The book follows 2021’s successful Contact! and offers more historical settings than the first book, with stories by Julian Michael Carver, David Rose, Alister Hodge, Chris McInally (who also edited the book) and more great authors. My story is called “Sacrificium” and is set on Lake Como in the Roman era, when a troop of legionaries, led by Numidian centurion Aulus Domitius, is sent to investigate a remote fishing village. Disturbing rumors, people disappearing, an escapee with horrible scars and wounds ranting about eerie, unhealthy rituals…

  • chthonic matter, featuring Santiago Eximeno's "The Sweetest," translation by Daniele Bonfanti
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    Out Now: My Translation of Eximeno’s “The Sweetest” in Chthonic Matter

    Santiago Eximeno‘s disturbing story “The Sweetest,” translated by me, which already appeared in his (disturbingly good) personal collection Umbría, is back in the summer issue of Chthonic Matter. That’s a new — and very promising — quarterly series (this is the second book) by Nightscript editor C.M. Muller. The book includes “tales from the darkside” by Jason A. Wyckoff, Jonathan Louis Duckworth, Gail Pinto, Santiago Eximeno, Gordon Brown, Stephen McQuiggan, K. Wallace King, Patrick Barbis. It’s already on Amazon in ebook and paperback.

  • Contact 2. Blood&Steel, featuring Daniele Bonfanti's story "Sacrificium"
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    Coming Soon: Contact 2. Blood & Steel, featuring “Sacrificium”

    After 2021’s Contact! (which still sits at a solid #171 in the Horror Anthology category on Amazon.com), I’ll be back on the frontline for more beasties and badasses in Contact 2. Blood&Steel, alongside Julian Michael Carver, David Rose, Alister Hodge, Chris McInally (who also edited the book) and more fantastic authors. This time, things will get close and personal with less technology and more historical settings. My story is called “Sacrificium” and tells about a squad of Roman Legionaries investigating the disappearance of a boy and disturbing rumors coming from a backwater village on Lake Como. Are you ready to fight the monsters?

  • "The Shattering", short story by Daniele Bonfanti, in Contact! (Screaming Banshee Press)
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    Out Now: Contact!, featuring The Shattering

    Out now: Contact! A Military Horror Anthology — fetauring my new story The Shattering — brought to you by Screaming Banshee Press, who’s doing better and better and keeps delivering. After Nature striking back in Aberrations, Contact! offers thrills, action, badasses and beasties. Can you miss it? And I’m glad to have such authors as William Meikle, Lee Murray, Dan Rabarts, Lucas Pederson, among the line-up by my side.

  • Contact!, including "The Shattering" by Daniele Bonfanti
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    The Shattering

    story by Daniele Bonfanti, edited by Valentina Kayin Contact!. A Military Horror Anthology (2021, Screaming Banshee Press, ed. Chris McInally) Featuring: William Meikle, Lee Murray, Dan Rabarts, Daniele Bonfanti, Lucas Pederson & more Welcome to military horror at its finest. Inside you will find nine pulse-pounding stories from an A-list of genre stalwarts and newcomers alike, including William Meikle of S-Squad fame, international bestseller, Alister Hodge, and award-winning author, Lee Murray— with an all-new Taine McKenna adventure! Squaddies, mercs, bodyguards, Roman centurions— we’ve got it all. Big bad beasties included! When fangs are bared, and the blood starts to flow, its time to stand your ground and fight to the…

  • "The Shattering", short story by Daniele Bonfanti, in Contact! (Screaming Banshee Press)
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    Coming Soon: “The Shattering”

    With Aberrations going strong, the guys at Screaming Banshee Press don’t rest on their Australian laurels and the next book is already coming: after zombies and natural horrors, Contact! promises (and no doubt will deliver) some good old action-packed, high-adrenaline military horror (never enough of that). And I’m happy to be in the line-up again, with a new SF-horror tale — sitting right on the mark between short story and novelette — I’m particularly fond of: The Shattering.

  • Some of Daniele Bonfanti's books can be find at The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
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    Find me at The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

    You can now find some of my stuff at The Last Bookstore, in Los Angeles, CA — “the biggest (and loveliest) new and secondhand bookshop in California” according to The Guardian — where a nice spot has been set for Independent Legions books, including my co-edited anthology Monsters of Any Kind, my English translation of Alessandro Manzetti’s novel Naraka, and The Beauty of Death 2 — where you can find my story “The Gorge of Children” (among many masters of modern horror). And lots of other good horror books, of course.

  • Horror anthology Aberrations, featuring Daniele Bonfanti's story "Frozen in the Abyss"
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    Frozen in the Abyss

    Frozen in the Abyssshort story in Aberrations. A Creature Feature Anthology (2020, ed. Chris McInally)English language From the publisher:Welcome to Nature’s revenge. It was bound to happen…Experience the wrath of killer fish, mutant insects, rampaging reptiles, living legends and a slew of other murderous monstrosities. All brought to you by some of today’s finest horror and speculative fiction writers from around the globe, including none other than Amazon #1 bestsellers Dave Jeffery and Alister Hodge.So, settle into your favourite chair, enjoy the journey, and try to ignore the strange sounds coming from outside in the dark. Frozen in the Abyss, the first page: We drag ourselves, roped up, through the…

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    Synchronicity

    Talking about synchronicity. Two brand new, wonderful incarnations came out almost simultaneously of the first two books I worked on as a translator: the Italian editions for Brian Keene’s The Conqueror Worms (I vermi conquistatori, co-translated with Luigi Musolino, published this time by Independent Legions — after Edizioni XII and Urania Mondadori); and Rocky Wood’s Stephen King. Uncollected Unpublished (Stephen King. Le opere segrete del re, deluxe edition for Kipple Officina Libraria).