Scanziani, Piero

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(1908-2003) Swiss journalist and author active from around the late 1920s, several of whose novels are Fantastika, some being of sf interest. The protagonists of I cinque continenti ["The Five Continents"] (1942; rev 1983) visit a small Island which proves to be inhabited by the last survivors of Atlantis; the investigation of the nature of the life of the eponymous protagonist of Felix (1952; rev 1980) depends on its being conducted in the year 2000; and Libro bianco (1968; rev 1983; trans Linda Lappin as The White Book 1991) is a Posthumous Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] in which a tribunal, apparently convened by God, sits in judgment on Adam and Eve, but the book of judgment is blank, God is nullified, and humans this time round may make a go of the phenomenal world. [JC]

Piero Scanziani

born Chiasso, Ticino, Switzerland: 17 August 1908

died Mendrisio, Ticino, Switzerland: 27 February 2003

works (selected)

  • I cinque continenti ["The Five Continents"] (Milan, Italy: A Corticelli, 1942) [binding unknown/]
    • I cinque continenti (Chiasso, Switzerland: Elvetica edizioni, 1983) [rev of the above: binding unknown/]
  • Felix (Rome, Italy: G Cassini, 1952) [binding unknown/]
    • Felix (Chiasso, Switzerland: Elvetica edizioni, 1980) [rev of the above: binding unknown/]
  • Libro bianco (Chiasso, Switzerland: Elvetica edizioni, 1968)
    • Libro bianco (Chiasso, Switzerland: Elvetica edizioni, 1983) [rev of the above: binding unknown/]
      • The White Book (Windsor, Berkshire: Eureka Publishers of Windsor, 1991) [trans by Linda Lappin of the above: hb/Sara Midda]

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