New Logo for Pórtico, Spain’s SFF&H Association

Pórtico, Spain’s Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Association, has just launched its new visual image. They also shared the cover art for Visiones 2020, their annual collection of stories.

Blanca Rodríguez, President, and Isa J. González, Member of the Board unveiled the new logo through the association’s  YouTube channel The team in charge of the new identity – Laura Soriano, graphic designer, and L. J. Salart, publicist- also took part in the presentation. 

The change is aimed at boosting the historical name of the association, Pórtico, fallen into disuse in recent years. The objective is to instrumentalize a name that is catchy, easy to remember, as well as full of history, aligning it with a visual identity adapted to the times. A new logo resembling a portal has been created as a symbol of all literary genres grouped in the association: fantasy, science fiction and horror. 

From a technical point of view, this new identity lends itself to different digital and printing uses, not only for publications (the collections Visiones, Fabricantes de Sueños and Sólo para Socios), but also for events (HispaCon), and for the different awards granted by the association (Ignotus, Domingo Santos, Gabriel, and the recently created Matilde Horne). 

According to Blanca Rodríguez, President of Pórtico, “The new logo strengthens the association’s image, offering a unified, easy to remember and modern visual concept. It clearly transmits the idea of a collaborative community in the current world, one characterized by its great diversity. With this logo, we want all the literary genres embedded in our association to feel represented”.

Pórtico, the Spanish Association of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror, is a non-profit organization focused on the promotion of fantasy, science fiction and horror in Spain. For more information, visit  their website.

[Based on a press release.]

Premios Ignotus 2020 Finalists

The finalists for the Premio Ignotus 2020 (2020 Ignotus Awards) have been announced by Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror.

They include works in Spanish translation by Aliette de Bodard, Christopher Golden, N. K. Jemisin, Stephen King, Kameron Hurley, Nnedi Okorafor, Alix E. Harrow, Joe Hill, Martha Wells and Bev Vincent.

Winners will be announced at the online Hispacón 2020.

Novela / Best Novel

  • Asuntos de muertos, by Nieves Mories (Cerbero)
  • El arcano y el jilguero, by Ferran Varela (El transbordador)
  • Inmóviles: Día, by Juan José Díaz Téllez (el autor)
  • Pakminyó, by Felicidad Martínez (Cerbero)
  • Voces en la ribera del mundo, by Diana P. Morales (Triskel)

Novela Corta / Best Novella

  • La pandilla UFO 2: El secreto del área 51, by Israel Moreno (el autor)
  • La última mujer de La Mancha, by Enerio Dima (Cerbero)
  • Las mocedades de Rodrigo, by Almijara Barbero Carvajal (Cerbero)
  • Los comuneros, by Sergio Salvador Campos (Matraca)
  • Mundo al revés: Origen, by Ángel Padilla (Sportula)

Cuento / Best Short Story

  • Corvus Corax, by Bruno Puelles (Wave Books)
  • “El falso comerciante de pimienta”, by David P. Yuste (en la revista Círculo de Lovecraft número 11)
  • “Martina ama su trabajo”, by Héctor Espadas López-Tello (in the anthology Seiya, la noche silenciosa published by Lengua de trapo)
  • “Nada mejor que la risa de un niño”, by Tony Jiménez (in the anthology Pasen y mueran published by Suseya)
  • “No hay delito”, by Tamara López (in the anthology Más macabras published by maLuma)

Antologia / Best Anthology / Collection

  • Actos de F. E., by various authors (Cerbero)
  • Crónica de sucesos, by Tamara López (collection) (Matraca)
  • Cuentos para Algernon: Año VII, selected by Marcheto (la web Cuentos para Algernon)
  • Pasen y mueran, coordinated by Tamara López (Suseya)
  • Tormenta e ímpetu, coordinated by Josué Ramos (Tinta púrpura)
  • Trece relatos de amor maldito, by Cristina Bermejo Rey (collection) (Papeles del duende)

Libro de ensayo / Best related Book

  • Cortázar visto por Elia Barceló, by Elia Barceló (Cazador de ratas)
  • Infiltradas, with selections by Cristina Jurado and Lola Robles (Palabaristas Press)
  • Moriremos por fuego amigo, by Juan Manuel Santiago (Cazador de ratas)
  • Supernovas. Una historia feminista de la ciencia ficción audiovisual, by Elisa McCausland y Diego Salgado (Errata Naturae)
  • ¡Todos flotan! Las pesadillas de Stephen King Vol. II (1990-2019), by Tony Jiménez (Applehead Team Creaciones)

Articulo / Best related work

  • “Aliette de Bodard sobre la supresión de la maternidad”, [Motherhood and Erasure] by Aliette de Bodard (en la web La nave invisible, with translation de Loreto ML)
  • “El niño que era Stephen King”, by Tony Jiménez (in the magazine Imágenes de actualidad número 404)
  • “Guía para empezar a leer Mundodisco de Terry Pratchett según tus gustos”, by Carla Campos (en la web Origen cuántico)
  • “La fetichización de la violencia contra las mujeres en las distopías”, by Laura Huelin (en la web La nave invisible)
  • “La impronta de No profanar el sueño de los muertos”, by Pako Mulero Arenillas (en la web La cabina de Nemo)
  • “Ochenterror”, by David P. Yuste y Tony Jiménez (in the magazine La cabina de Nemo número 6)

Ilustración / Best Cover

  • Cover of Darkgate, la oscuridad que devora, by José Raúl Orte Crespo (Tebeox)
  • Cover of El lamento de la sirena, by Libertad Delgado (Khabox)
  • Cover of La brigada lluminosa, by Marina Vidal (Mai Més)
  • Cover of Quien teme a la muerte, by Joey Hi-Fi (Crononauta)
  • Cover of ¡Todos flotan! Las pesadillas de Stephen King Vol. II (1990-2019), by Manuel J. Iniesta (Applehead Team Creaciones)

Producción audiovisual / Audiovisual production

  • Café librería (podcast), by Beatriz Aguilar Gallo, Carla Plumed, David Pierre, Gemma Martínez y Miriam Beizana Vigo
  • Klaus (largometraje), directed by Sergio Pablos
  • La olla de la Cocina del Infierno (podcast), by Sato Yasei David
  • Proyecto Terror (podcast), by Patricia Prida
  • Rock entre amigos (podcast), by Kike Molla Tormo

Tebeo / Comics

  • Darkgate, la oscuridad que devora, by José Raúl Orte Crespo y Tony Jiménez (Tebeox)
  • Lo que trajo Laqueus, by David Hueso y Fabián Álvarez (editado Tantor Books)
  • No mires atrás, by Anabel Colazo (La cúpula)
  • Ocultos, by Laura Pérez (Astiberri)
  • Very Horrible Stories 2, by Juan Carlos Cervera and Nacho Fito (Tantor Books)

Revista / Magazine

  • La cabina de Nemo, edición by Pako Mulero Arenillas
  • SuperSonic, dirección by Cristina Jurado (Palabaristas Press)
  • Tantrum, dirección by Sam G. C., Santiago Eximeno and Tomás Rivera (Impresiones privadas)
  • Vuelo de cuervos, edición by Lorena Gil Rey
  • Windumanoth, dirección by Álex Sebastián, David Tourón y Víctor Blanco

Novela extranjera / Foreign Novel

  • Ararat, by Christopher Golden (Grupo Tierra Trivium, with translation by Efraim Suárez)
  • El cielo de Piedra [The Stone Sky], by N. K. Jemisin (Nova, with translation by David Tejera Expósito)
  • El instituto [The Institute], by Stephen King (Plaza & Janés, with translation by Carlos Milla Soler)
  • La brigada de luz [The Light Brigade], by Kameron Hurley (Alianza, with translation by Natalia Cervera)
  • Quien teme a la muerte [Who Fears Death], by Nnedi Okorafor (Crononauta, with translation by Carla Bataller Estruch)

Cuento extranjera / Foreign story

  • “El experto en turbulencias” (“The Turbulence Expert”), by Stephen King (in the anthology Por los aires Penguin Random House, with translation by José Óscar Hernández Sendín)
  • “Las guías de la bruja: vías de escape. Compendio práctico de portales a mundos de fantasía” (“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies”), by Alix E. Harrow (en la web Cuentos para Algernon, with translation by Marcheto)
  • “Quedan liberados” (“You Are Released”), by Joe Hill (in the anthology Por los aires Penguin Random House, with translation by José Óscar Hernández Sendín)
  • Sistemas críticos (“All Systems Red”), by Martha Wells (La esfera by los libros, with translation by Carla Bataller Estruch)
  • “Zombis en el avión” (“Zombies on a Plane”), by Bev Vincent (in the anthology Por los aires published by Penguin Random House, with translation by José Óscar Hernández Sendín)

Sitio web / Web

Libro Infantil-Juvenil / Children’s-Youth Book

  • Cuenta nueve estrellas, by Andrea Maceiras (Anaya)
  • El abrazo de la sirena, by Ana Alcolea (Anaya)
  • El secreto de Olga, by Patricia García-Rojo (Anaya)
  • Prácticas mágicas, by Nahikari Diosdado (Cerbero)
  • Siete días en un planeta desconocido, by Bruno Puelles (Dilatando mentes)

Retro Ignotus 1989

Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror has just added a throwback award category to its Premio Ignotus 2019 (2019 Ignotus Awards) slate – the Retro Ignotus 1989 for Novel.

Eligible for the award are —

Any work of science fiction, fantasy, terror or related subject of more than 17,500 words, originally written in one of the languages ??of the Spanish State and originally published in Spain in 1989…

Compilations of individual stories that form a series will not be considered novels.

Voting is open to members of AEFCFT and Hispacon. All the award winners will be announced December 7 at the convention.

Retro Ignotus 1989 Novel Eligibility List

  • Cuando la lógica falla, el Sistema llama a… Zuk-1, by Jordi Sierra i Fabra (Ed. Pirene)
  • Doctor diabólico, by Ralph Barby (Ed. Olimpic)
  • El bastardo, by Ralph Barby (Ed. Olimpic)
  • El duende, by Pedro Gálvez Ruiz (Ed. Obelisco)
  • El jardí dels set crepuscles, by Miquel by Palol (Ed. Columna)
  • El regreso by Doble-P, by Fernando Lalana (Ed. Magisterio Español)
  • El regreso by Senuv, by Josefina Vañó by San Juan (Ed. L’estudi d’en Llop)
  • El viejo y la ninfa, by Ralph Barby (Ed. Olimpic)
  • La gaviota caníbal, by Ralph Barby (Ed. Olimpic)
  • La hacienda del ahorcado, by Donald Curtis (Ed. Astri)
  • Lágrimas calcinadas, by Ralph Barby (Ed. Olimpic)
  • Las islas by la guerra, by Ángel Torres Quesada (Ed. Ultramar)
  • Las islas del infierno, by Ángel Torres Quesada (Ed. Ultramar)
  • Las islas del paraíso, by Ángel Torres Quesada (Ed. Ultramar)
  • Las lágrimas del sol, by José María Merino (Ed. Alfaguara)
  • Las manos del muerto, by Donald Curtis (Ed. Astri)
  • Las trece campanadas, by José María Latorre (Ed. Montesinos)
  • Las últimas horas by Pincher Trumbo, by Jesús Pardo de Santayana Díez (Ed. Random House Mondadori)
  • Los gatos by Circe, by Ralph Barby (Ed. Olimpic)
  • Los rojos ganaron la Guerra, by Fernando Vizcaíno Casas (Ed. Planeta)
  • “Piel”, by Elia Barceló (en Sagrada, ed. Ediciones B)
  • Profanación, by Ralph Barby (Ed. Olimpic)
  • Querido muñeco, by Ralph Barby (Ed. Olimpic)
  • Ragnarok [artica], by Francisco Arellano (en Máser 14, ed. Juan José Parera)
  • “Sagrada”, by Elia Barceló (en Sagrada, ed. Ediciones B)
  • Shakanjoisha, by Jordi Sierra i Fabra (Ed. SM)
  • Sombras paralelas, by Vicente Muñoz Puelles (Ed. Tusquets)

2018 Premio Ignotus Nominees


The nominees for the Premio Ignotus 2018 (2018 Ignotus Awards) have been announced by Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror.

The nominees include works translated into Spanish, by Sarah Pinborough, Charles Stross, Joe Hill, N. K. Jemisin, Kameron Hurley, Louisa May Alcott, Rachel Swirsky, Michael Wehunt, Eugene Fischer, and Aliette de Bodard.

The winners will be announced at HispaCon (the Spanish National SF convention).

Novela / Best Novel

  • Al final del bosque, by Tony Jiménez (ed. Dilatando mentes)
  • Arañas de Marte, by Guillem López (ed. Valdemar)
  • La leyenda de San Bogdán, by Carlos Saiz Cidoncha (ed. La hermandad del enmascarado)
  • Las tres muertes de Fermín Salvochea, by Jesús Cañadas (ed. Roca)
  • Señora de los caídos, by Álvaro Aparicio (ed. Pulpture)

Novela Corta / Best Novella

  • 36, by Nieves Delgado (ed. Cerbero)
  • “El asteroide del lobo”, by Carlos Saiz Cidoncha (El asteroide del lobo y otras historias de la frontera (ed. La hermandad del enmascarado))
  • Éxodo (o cómo salvar a la reina), by David Luna Lorenzo (ed. Apache libros)
  • La chica descalza en la colina de los arándanos, by Nieves Mories (ed. Cerbero)
  • Meigallo, by Miguel Garrido de Vega (ed. Pulpture)

Cuento / Best Short Story

  • CloroFilia, by Cristina Jurado (ed. Cerbero)
  • “Granja-357”, by Miriam Iriarte (I Premio Ripley (ed. Triskel))
  • “Humo y espejos”, by Elia Barceló (Dark Fantasies (ed. Sportula))
  • “La fiebre”, by David Luna Lorenzo (Delirio 19 (ed. La biblioteca del laberinto))
  • “La mejor compañía”, by Tony Jiménez (El guardián del miedo (ed. Apache libros))
  • La puerta de Pandora, by Antonio Sancho (Historias cortas de intensa ficción 31 (ed. Pulpture))

Antologia / Best Anthology

  • Cuéntamelo otra vez, by varios autores (ed. Pulpture)
  • Dark Fantasies, selección by Mariano Villarreal (ed. Sportula)
  • El zoo de papel, by Ken Liu (ed. Alianza)
  • I Premio Ripley, by varios autores (ed. Triskel)
  • No son molinos, by varios autores (ed. Cerbero)

Libro de ensayo / Best related Book

  • Basado en hechos reales, by Luis Martínez Vallés (Ed. Dilatando mentes)
  • Dentro del laberinto friki, by Cristina Martínez (Ed. Apache libros)
  • Al caer la noche: Terror catódico americano 1970-1981, by Tonio L. Alarcón (ed. Applehead Team)
  • Weird Tales y el pulp de fantasía y terror: Una guía visual, by Javier Jiménez Barco (Ed. La hermandad del enmascarado)
  • Wonder Woman. El feminismo como superpoder, by Elisa McCausland (Ed. Errata Naturae)

Articulo / Best related work

Ilustración / Best Cover

  • Cubierta de 36, by Cecilia G. F. (ed. Cerbero)
  • Cubierta de Al final del bosque, by Juan Alberto Hernández (ed. Dilatando mentes)
  • Cubierta de Anatomía del caos, by Miguel Ángel Cáceres (ed. Apache libros)
  • Cubierta de CloroFilia, by Cecilia G. F. (ed. Cerbero)
  • Cubierta de Cuéntamelo otra vez, by J. R. Plana (ed. Pulpture)
  • Cubierta de No son molinos, by Juan Alberto Hernández (ed. Cerbero)

Producción audiovisual / Audiovisual production

  • El sótano de radio Belgrado, dirección by Emilio López Santos (radio)
  • La cueva, by Felicidad Martínez (canal de Youtube)
  • Los VerdHugos, by Armando Saldaña, Elías Combarro, Josep María Oriol, María Leticia Lara Palomino, y Miquel Codony (http://verdhugos.blogspot.com.es). (Podcast)
  • Luces en el horizonte, en Bit FM (radio)
  • Verónica, dirección by Paco Plaza y producción by Apaches Entertainment / TVE (largometraje)

Tebeo / Comics

  • Anatomía del caos, de Manuel Amaro, Miguel Ángel Cáceres y Dr. Zonum (ed. Apache libros)
  • I Hate Fairyland 1: Loca para siempre, by Skottie Young y Jean-Francois Beaulieu (ed. Panini)
  • La visión vol. 2: Poco mejor que una bestia, by Gabriel Hernández Walta y Tom King (ed. Panini)
  • Monstress vol. 1: Despertar, by Marjorie Liu y Sana Takeda (ed. Norma)
  • Very Horrible Stories 1: Prohibido cazar ratas, by Juan Carlos Cervera y Nacho Fito (ed. Pulpture)

Revista / Magazine

  • Barsoom (ed. La hermandad del enmascarado)
  • Delirio (ed. La biblioteca del laberinto)
  • Mamut (dirección by Maria Antònia Martí Escayol y Raul Ciannella)
  • Supersonic (dirección by Cristina Jurado)
  • Vuelo de cuervos (dirección by Lorena Gil Rey)

Novela extranjera / Foreign Novel

  • Detrás de sus ojos, by Sarah Pinborough [Behind Her Eyes] (ed. Alianza)
  • El archivo de atrocidades, by Charles Stross [The Atrocity Archives] (ed. Insólita)
  • Fuego, by Joe Hill [The Fireman] (ed. Nocturna)
  • La quinta estación, by N. K. Jemisin [The Fifth Season] (ed. B)
  • Las estrellas son legión, by Kameron Hurley [The Stars Are Legion] (ed. Alianza)

Cuento extranjera / Foreign story

  • El espectro del abad, by Louisa May Alcott [“The Abbot’s Ghost”] (ed. Pulpture)
  • “El mar de árboles”, by Rachel Swirsky [“The Sea of Trees”] (en Dark Fantasies (ed. Sportula))
  • “La quedada fílmica de octubre: Bajo la casa”, by Michael Wehunt [“October Film Haunt: Under the House”] (en Un lugar mejor (ed. Dilatando mentes))
  • Nueva madre, by Eugene Fischer [“The New Mother”] (ed. Cerbero)
  • “Tres tazas de aflicción a la luz de las estrellas”, by Aliette de Bodard [“Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”] (en Cuentos para Algernon (https://cuentosparaalgernon.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/tres-tazas-de-afliccion-a-la-luz-de-las-estrellas-de-aliette-de-bodard))

Sitio web / Web

[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]

Update 06/07/2018: Corrected a nominee in the Best Related Book category, per an announcement by the award administrator.