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Friday, April 12, 2013

Vittorio Curtoni, Italian science fiction writer and translator, died he was 61.

Vittorio Curtoni was an Italian science fiction writer and translator.

(28 July 1949 – 4 October 2011) 


Curtoni was born at San Pietro in Cerro, in the province of Piacenza, and entered the Italian science fiction world at a very young age. In 1970 he was co-editor of Galassia, a series publishing science fiction novels and anthologies, together with Gianni Montanari. Later he edited the magazine Robot, published by Armenia, from April 1976 to October 1978.
Curtoni frequently translated English language novels for Urania and other Italian science fiction series. He also wrote numerous short stories, some of which collected in Ciao Futuro, published in Urania in 2001.
Before his death, caused by a sudden hearth attack, Curtoni was editing a new incarnation of Robot, published by Delos Books, and collaborating with the on-line and magazine Delos and with the Piacenza newspaper Libertà.


  • Dove stiamo volando (1972)
  • Le frontiere dell'ignoto. Vent'anni di fantascienza italiana (essay, 1977)
  • La sindrome lunare e altre storie (short story collection, 1978)
  • Retrofuturo (1999)
  • Ciao futuro (short story collection, 2001)
  • Trappole in libertà (2004)
  • Bianco su nero (2011)

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