Lino Aldani (29 March 1926 – 31 January 2009) was an Italian science fiction writer.
He published science fiction stories starting in the Sixties (his first published short story being "Dove sono i vostri Kumar?", in 1960) and his first novel, Quando le radici, in 1977. In 1962 he wrote the first Italian critical essay about science fiction, La fantascienza. In 1963 Aldani founded the SF magazine Futuro with Massimo Lo Jacono; the magazine lasted eight issues.
His works have been translated into several languages. He died in Pavia on 31 January 2009.
- La Fantascienza (1963), essay;
- Aleph 3 (1963), his first novel, first published in 2007;
- Quarta Dimensione (1964);
- Quando le radici (1977), a novel whose main character, Arno, looks for his past in a future, disturbing Italy;
- Eclissi 2000 (1979), a novel about the impossibility of creating a government without resorting to lies and deceit;
- Nel segno della luna bianca (1980; also known as Febbre di luna, with Daniela Piegai), a left-wing inspired fantasy novel;
- La croce di ghiaccio (1989), novel;
- Themoro Korik (2007), a novel about Romani people.
- Lippi, Giuseppe (2009-01-31). "Lino Aldani (1926-2009)". Urania blog. Retrieved 2009-01-31. (Italian)
- Lippi, Giuseppe (2009-09-13). "Radici lontane". Urania blog. Retrieved 2009-09-13. (Italian)
- Afterword to Eclissi 2000, De Vecchi Editore, 1979. (Italian)
- Bibliography of Aldani's works in Catalogo della fantascienza, fantasy e horror edited by E. Vegetti, P. Cottogni, E. Bertoni
- Obituary in Locus magazine website