The collection, which was edited by Francesco Verso and published by Future Fiction, includes the following stories:
- “The Country of the Young” (Interzone 219, November 2008)
- “Sarging Rasmussen: A Report by Organic” (Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction, 2010)
- “The Bodhisattvas” (Subterranean Magazine, Spring 2010)
- “Alone with Gandhari” (Clarkesworld #42, March 2010.)
The cover art shows the protagonist in the title story, and was created by Chiara Topo, of the Scuola Internazionale di Comics di Roma—it’s a very effective and creepy evocation of the anti-aging treatment in the story, juxtaposed with the toxic dust that permeates the story’s setting.
The translation was by Fabiano Fiore, who deserves an award for finding a way to express in Italian all the craziness in “Sarging Rasmussen” alone.
I hope Italy’s SF fans enjoy it, and would like to thank everyone involved for making this happen!