A new review of studies of science-fiction has appeared last year in Italy. The first issue of “Anarres, rivista di studi sulla science fiction”, was released online in the 2012 spring. Directed by Salvatore Proietti, Vittorio Catani and Alessandro Fambrini, the magazine included in its Scientific Committee the critic and theorist Darko Suvin who now lives in Lucca (Italy), academics like Carlo Bordoni, Fulvio Ferrari, Daniela Guardamagna, Carlo Pagetti and Oriana Palusci, the critic Riccardo Valla, and as a posthumous tribute, the writers Lino Aldani, who died in 2009, and Vittorio Curtoni, who died in 2011.
The first issue opens with three articles devoted to the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, since it is her novel “The Dispossessed” that provides the title of the journal (Anarres is the name of a planet on which has been established an anarchist society). The editorial by Fambrini Alessandro and Salvatore Proietti launches an ambitious critical review devoted to italian science fiction : http://www.fantascienza.com/anarres/