Premio Vegetti 2021 Shortlist

The finalists for the Premio Vegetti for 2021 were announced February 13, chosen by the members of World SF Italia chaired by Donato Altomare. Sixty-two members voted, recommending 72 works.

World SF Italia, Italy’s professional association for sff writers, is a vestige of the World SF organization once led by Harry Harrison. The award is their counterpart to the Nebula.

Romanzo di Fantascienza / Science Fiction Novel

  • Apocalissi Fiorentine by Carlo Menzinger (Ed. Tabula Fati 2019)
  • Capitalpunk by Lorenzo Davia (Kipple Officina Libraria 2020)
  • RALF by Maurizio J. Bruno (Ed. Tabula Fati 2020)

Saggio di Fantascienza / Science Fiction Essay

  • Conversando con le stelle by Filippo Radogna (Ed. Scudo 2020)
  • Guida alla percezione del tempo by Luca Ortino (Ed. Odoya 2019)
  • Sulla Luna by Carmine Treanni (Ed. CentoAutori 2019)

Antologia di Fantascienza / Science Fiction Anthology

  • I miei compagni di viaggio edited by Giovanni Mongini (Ed. Scudo 2020)
  • Il ritorno dei Grandi Antichi edited by Gianfranco de Turris (Delos Digital 2020)
  • Sparta ovunque edited by Carlo Menzinger (Ed. Tabula Fati 2020)

Racconto di Fantascienza / Science Fiction Story

  • Affinità elettive by Andrea Coco (Dimensione Cosmica n.10, Ed. Tabula fati, 2020)
  • Ieri, le stelle by Luigi Petruzzelli (I miei compagni di viaggio, Ed. Scudo 2020)
  • Mente Cifrata by Alessio Seganti (Dimensione Cosmica n.9, Ed. Tabula fati, 2020)
  • Spectacles by Mario Farneti (Dimensione Cosmica n.7, Ed. Tabula fati, 2019)
  • Tarkus by Giorgio Sangiorgi (Short Stories n.17, Ed. Scudo 2020)

2018 Premio Vegetti


The winners of the Premio Vergetti were announced May 26 in San Marino. The Premio Vegetti is given by World SF Italia, Italy’s professional association for sff writers and a vestige of the World SF organization once led by Harry Harrison. The award is their counterpart to the Nebula.

Romanzo di Fantascienza / Science Fiction Novel

  • Pulphagus di Lukha B. Kremo (Ed. Urania-Mondadori 2016)

The jury for this category is President: Matteo Vegetti, jurors V. Barbera, A. M. Bonavoglia, and A. Cersosimo

Saggio di Fantascienza / Science Fiction Essay

  • Da Frankenstein a Star Trek di Franco Piccinini (Ed. Della Vigna 2016)

The jury for this category is: President: Matteo Vegetti, and jurors M. Alberghini, C. Onniboni , C. Villani

Antologia di Fantascienza / Science Fiction Anthology

  • L’enigma di Pitagora e altre storie di Filippo Radogna (Ed. Altrimedia 2017)

The jury for this category is President Matteo Vegetti, and jurors D. Longoni, F. Piccinini, and L. Pietrafes

Premio Vegetti Jury Controversy

The Premio Vegetti proves juried awards aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be.

On August 26, World SF Italia, Italy’s professional association for sff writers and a vestige of the World SF organization once led by Harry Harrison and others, announced the winner of its counterpart to the Nebula, the Premio Vegetti, at a gala dinner in San Marino. The ceremony went ahead although one of the jurors admitted he did not read two of the five finalists.

The finalists in alphabetical order were:

  • Angeli di plastica di Emanuela Valentini (Delos Digital, 2016)
  • Eden di Maurizio J. Bruno (Tabula Fati, 2016)
  • L’impero restaurato di Sandro Battisti (Mondadori, 2015)
  • Lungo la notte di Fabio F. Centamore (Delos Digital, 2016)
  • Ritorno a Frisland di Enrico Di Stefano (Della Vigna, 2015)

The finalists are chosen by the members of World SF Italia, and then a jury chooses the winner.

In the SF novel category the members of the jury were:

  • President of the jury: Matteo Vegetti.
  • Jury: Anna Maria Bonavoglia, Adalberto Cersosimo, Andrea Vaccaro

Italian writers have learned that Adalberto Cersosimo never received the two novels published by Delos, and had, therefore, not voted for them. While he might have brought this to the attention to the president of the jury, or the publisher, he simply decided not to vote for those two books.

Those trying to find out what happened discovered publisher Delos sent Cersosimo’s copies of the PDF files to an out-of-date email address. However, the award finalists were announced in January, and Cersosimo could have asked after the Delos books any time in the months that followed.

World SF Italia president Donato Altomare was informed of the situation and gave out the award anyway. The winner was:

  • L’impero restaurato di Sandro Battisti (Mondadori, 2015)