Francesco Verso (Bologna, 1973) is a multiple-award Science Fiction writer and editor (3 Europa Awards for Best Author, Best Editor and Best Work of Fiction for Futurespotting, 2 Urania Awards for Best Novel for e-Doll and Bloodbusters, 1 Golden Dragon Award for the promotion of International SF, 2 Italy Awards for Best Editor and Best Novel, Livido). He has published: Antidoti umani, e-Doll, Nexhuman, Bloodbusters and I camminatori (made of The Pulldogs and No/Mad/Land). Nexhuman and Bloodbusters – translated in English by Sally McCorry and in Chinese by Zhang Fan and Hu Shaoyan – have been published in the US by Apex Books, in the UK by Luna press, and in China by Bofeng Culture. He also works as editor and publisher of Future Fiction, a multicultural project dedicated to scouting and publishing the best World Science Fiction in translation from more than 35 countries and 13 languages with authors like Ian McDonald, Ken Liu, Liu Cixin, Vandana Singh, Chen Qiufan, and others. From 2019 he’s the Honorary Director of the Fishing Fortress SF Academy of Chongqing and a literary agent of Future Wave: this agency is specialized in the import/export of Science Fiction material copyright from/to China. He may be found at www.futurefiction.org.
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