Francesco Verso (Bologna, 1973) has published several novels, Antidoti Umani (finalist at 2004 Urania Mondadori Award), e-Doll (2008 Urania Mondadori Award), and Livido (aka Nexhuman in English; 2013 Odissea Award, 2014 Italia Award for Best SF Novel). In 2015 he won the Urania Award for the second time with BloodBusters. His stories have appeared in various Italian magazines (Robot, iComics, Fantasy Magazine, Futuri) and has been produced for the stage (The Milky Way); they have also been sold abroad (International Speculative Fiction #5, Chicago Quarterly Review #20).
In 2014 Verso founded Future Fiction (a book series by Mincione Edizioni), publishing the best speculative fiction from around the world with such authors as James P. Kelly, Ian McDonald, Michalis Manolios, Clelia Farris, Ken Liu, Xia Jia, Ken McLeod, Cixin Liu, Pat Cadigan, Olivier Paquet, Ekaterina Sedia, and others. Francesco lives in Rome with his wife Elena and daughter Sofia.