The Urania Award (known in Italian as the Premio Urania) is an annual literary competition run by the Italian magazine Urania for contemporary Italian science fiction novels. It was held for the first time in 1989.
Urania is an Italian science fiction magazine published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore since 10 October 1952. The current editor is Giuseppe Lippi.
Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas."
|1989||Vittorio Catani||Gli universi di Moras||Urania #1120|
|1990||Virginio Marafante||Luna di fuoco||Urania #1160|
|1991||Francesco Grasso||Ai due lati del muro||Urania #1189|
|1992||Nicoletta Vallorani||Il cuore finto di DR||Urania #1215|
|1993||Valerio Evangelisti||Nicholas Eymerich, Inquisitore||Urania #1241|
|1994||Massimo Pietroselli||Miraggi di silicio||Urania #1267|
|1995||Luca Masali||I biplani di D'Annunzio||Urania #1296|
|1997||Massimo Mongai||Memorie di un cuoco d'astronave||Urania #1320|
|1998||Franco Ricciardiello||Ai margini del caos||Urania #1348|
|1999||Claudio Asciuti||La Notte dei Pitagorici||Urania #1375|
|2000||Francesco Grasso||Masaniello è tornato, published as 2038: La rivolta||Urania #1403|
|2001||Donato Altomare||Mater Maxima||Urania #1426|
|2002||Lanfranco Fabriani||Lungo i vicoli del tempo||Urania #1453|
|2003||Alberto Costantini||I sentieri di Ucronia, published as Terre accanto||Urania #1478|
|2004||Paolo Aresi||La scala infinita, published as Oltre il pianeta del vento||Urania #1492|
|2005||Lanfranco Fabriani||Nelle nebbie del tempo||Urania #1504|
|2006||Alberto Costantini||More cadentis stellae, published as Stella cadente||Urania #1516|
|2007||Giovanni De Matteo||Post Mortem, published as Sezione π²||Urania #1528|
|2008||Donato Altomare||Il dono di Svet||Urania #1540|
|2009||Francesco Verso||Il fabbricante di sorrisi, published as E-doll||Urania #1552|
|2010||Alberto Cola||Lazarus||Urania #1565|
|2011||Maico Morellini||Il Re Nero||Urania #1576|
|2012||Alessandro Forlani||I senza-tempo||Urania #1588|
|2013||Glauco De Bona||Cuori strappati||Urania #1614|
|2014||Maico Morellini||Il Re Nero||Urania #1576|
|2015||Sandro Battisti & Francesco Verso||il sangue e l'impero||Urania #1624|
|2016||Lukha B. Kremo||Pulphagus®||Urania #1636|
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Ostana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Cuneo. Its population has been declining and in January 2016 it celebrated its first baby since the 1980s.
The Adventures of Hercules is the 1985 sequel to the 1983 film Hercules. It was written and directed by Luigi Cozzi and has Lou Ferrigno reprising his role as the title character.
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The Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli is a late season road bicycle race held annually in Monteveglio, near the city of Bologna, Italy. From 2005 to 2013, the race has been organised as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour, while in 2014 it was upgraded to 1.HC. It was first held in 1996, after the disappearance of the Milano–Vignola.
The steamboat Urania was a vessel that operated on Lake Washington in the first part of the 20th century. Built of wood, the vessel burned and sank in 1914. In 2002, the wreck was found and photographed by divers.
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Camilla Patrizia "Milly" Carlucci is an Italian television presenter, actress and singer. Carlucci played the role of Urania in the 1985 film The Adventures of Hercules. In 1996 she became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Since 2005 she has been the sole host of Ballando con le Stelle, the Italian version of Strictly Come Dancing. In 2009 she became the first woman to host the Miss Italia beauty pageant.
Urania's Mirror; or, a view of the Heavens is a set of 32 astronomical star chart cards, first published in November 1824. They had illustrations based on Alexander Jamieson's A Celestial Atlas, but the addition of holes punched in them allowed them to be held up to a light to see a depiction of the constellation's stars. They were engraved by Sidney Hall, and were said to be designed by "a lady", but have since been identified as the work of the Reverend Richard Rouse Bloxam, an assistant master at Rugby School.
Urania was a torpedo cruiser of the Partenope class built for the Italian Regia Marina in the 1880s. She was built by the Cantieri navali Odero shipyard; her keel was laid in February 1889, she was launched in June 1891, and was commissioned in July 1893. Her main armament were her six torpedo tubes, which were supported by a battery of ten small-caliber guns. Urania spent most of her career in the main Italian fleet, where she was primarily occupied with training exercises. She was still in service at the outbreak of the Italo-Turkish War in September 1911, but she did not take part in any operations. Instead, she remained in Italian waters and was broken up for scrap in January 1912.
Trieste Science+Fiction Festival was founded in 2000 under the name of Science plus Fiction by the Research and Experimentation Centre La Cappella Underground with the ambitious purpose of re-launching the Festival Internazionale del film di fantascienza, which had been held in the northern Italian city of Trieste in the years 1963–1982.
Francesco Verso is an Italian science fiction writer and translator of science fiction from English into Italian. Born in Bologna, Italy, he lives and works in Rome.
The 2018 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 2 September 2018 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy. The race was the fourteenth round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 88th running of the Italian Grand Prix and the 83rd time the race was held at Monza.