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Coming Soon ! English Language Version of “Livid” by Francesco Verso



* Winner 2013 Odissea Award by Delos Books

 * Winner 2014 Cassiopea Award

 * Winner Italia Award

 * Finalist in the Vegetti Award

Set in a future where consumerism has made much of Earth into a junk heap, Peter Payne is a trash former, a scavenger, a kid under the thumb of a world too brutal to stay human. When his one chance for love and to change his fate is violently torn away from him, he embarks on a quest to rebuild the object of his obsession.

Filled with themes of cybernetics, prosthetics, consumerism, over-consumerism, robotics and transcendence, this is a novel that expands on classic tropes to build a world as deep and confused as the main character.”

PUBLICATION TYPE  : ePub / Digital / Fiction /Print


ISBN 9781921134319

NUMBER OF PAGES : approx 224 page

Publisher : XOUM (Australia)


Born in Bologna, Italy, in 1973, Francesco Verso has a major in Environmental Economics at the University of “Roma Tre” and worked at IBM (PC Division) until 2005 then for Lenovo until 2008.

Since 2008 he has worked as a full-time writer/publisher of Italian science fiction.

His novel, “Human Antidotes“, was a finalist in the 2004 Urania Mondadori Award. In 2009, he won the Urania Mondadori Award for his book, “e-Dol“.

In 2011, he wrote short stories as “Flush”, “90 Cents”, “Sogno di un future di mezza estate” (Midsummer Future Dream), “Due mondi” (Two worlds) and “La morte in diretta di Fernando Morales” (Fernando Morales, This is Your Death!) and finished his third novel “Livid” which went on to win the Odyssey Award 2013 from Delos Books.

Livid” is his first novel to be translated into English.




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