Francesco Verso is one of the most relevant voices of Italian science fiction and editors of future fiction. He has won many awards, including two Urania Awards, two Italia Awards, and a Best Publisher Award by the European SF Society in 2019. Since 204, he has acted as editor of the multicultural Future Fiction project, specialized in scouting and translating the best science fiction writers from all over the world, including the likes of Ian McDonald, Ken Liu, Xia Jia, Liu Cixin, Chen Qiufan, Olivier Paquet, Vandana Singh, Lavie Tidhar, Fabio Fernandes, and more.
His books include Antidoti umani (Edizioni Diversa Sintonia, 2009), e-Doll (Edizioni Diversa Sintonia, 2009), Nexhuman (Xoum Publishing, 2015), Bloodbusters (Monadori, 2015), and I camminatori (consisting of The Pulldogs and No/Mad/Land; Future Fiction, 2018). His novels Nexhuman and Bloodbusters (both translated into English by Sally McCorry) have been published in the US and the UK, and soon in China. His short stories have appeared in magazines such as Robot, MAMUT, International Speculative Fiction, Chicago Quarterly Review, Words Without Borders, and Future Affairs Administration, and in international anthologies such as Sunspot Jungle (Rosarium Publishing), A Dying Earth (Flame Tree Press), The Best of World SF (Head of Zeus), and What's the Future Like? (Guangzhou Blue Ocean Press). Together with Bill Campbell, he co-edited Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction (Rosarium Publishing, 2018).
Francesco is a public speaker and panelist at many SF Cons across the world, including WorldCons, EuroCons, and Chinese SF Conventions. In 2020, he organized FutureCon, an online SF convention with 67 panelists coming from more than 25 countries. Since 2019, he's been the honorary director of the Fishing Fortress SF College of Chongqing and a literary agent for Future Wave, an agency specialized in import/export of copyright from/to China. He may be found at www.futurefiction.org.