Nicoletta Vallorani (born 1959) is an Italian science fiction writer.
Born in Offida, in the Marche region, she holds a degree in Foreign Languages with a dissertation on Contemporary American Literature, honed her writing skills as a translator and currently teaches English Language and Literature in the University of Milan, Milan.
Her work as an essayist focuses on Italian science fiction criticism, and science fiction from women in particular.
She contributed to various genre magazines, including Cosmo, La città e le stelle, Studi e ricerche sulla fantascienza and Ucronia. For Mondadori she did volume prefaces, articles, interviews, columns.
Starting in the mid-1980s she published novels and short-story collections.
She won the Premio Urania 1992 with the novel Il cuore finto di DR, a science fiction/noir cross-pollination published by Mondadori under the Urania inprint the following year, and also translated in French. She also writes noir and kids literature.
- Il cuore finto di DR (1992)
- Dream box (1997)
- Dentro la notte, e ciao (1995)
- La fidanzata di Zorro (1999)
- Luca De Luca detto Lince (1997)
- Pagnotta e i suoi fratelli (1997)
- Ahab e Azul (1997)
- Cuore meticcio (1998)
- I misti di Sur (1998)
- Darjee (1999)
- Le sorelle sciacallo (1999)
- Occhi di lupo (2000)
- Come una balena (2000)
- La fatona (2002)
- Eva (2002)
- Official website (in Italian) (in English)