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ISF # 2 – DECEMBER 2012 – FREE DOWNLOAD

In News on December 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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ISF # 2 AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD HERE:

ISF 2 December 2012 Execution Version

Oh, how I would love to deliver a copy of ISF #2 to each of you in person. I would ride in my magic sleigh with a bunch of magazines in my bag and, while traveling around the globe, I would stop briefly and knock on your door. (Did you think I was going to just break in without warning and leave the magazine in your living room after eating all your cookies?—ha, ha.) Smiling, I would say: “dear reader, here’s our latest number, full of breathtaking stories magically crafted by Nas Hedron, Lavie Tidhar, and Ken Liu, and with a really cool interview with Rachel Haywood Ferreira. Please accept it and read it with care—this is our baby and we’re trusting you with him! Then, as I get ready to fly to the next house, to another location with another reader like you, I’d say “you’ll find a common theme in these stories.” You’d look curious and I’d add “a theme that’s common to all of us, you know?”

Wouldn’t that be great? Read the rest of this entry »

ISF # 0 – JUNE 2012 – FREE DOWNLOAD

In News on December 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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(i) Aliette de Bodard – The Wind-Blown Man

(ii) Cristian Mihail Teodorescu – The Death of Mr. Teodorescu

(iii) Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro – The Ethics of Treason

(iv) Article by Fábio Fernandes

(v) Cristian Tamas Interviews Judit Lörinczy

Cover art by João Pedro Fonseca

Dear ISF readers: you are now free to download our “baby” ;)

Thats right, we achieved our goal to publish the first number (number zero actually) in June. This means we had to work really hard in order to do so! But hey, we have done it! And I am proud to say it!

Now we will wait peacefully  for you to tell us what do you think of the magazine, what is great about it, what is not so great and what we really need to change! So, without further ado, download the Pdf. version (e-book version will be available in two weeks counting from today) and read it! Then get back here and leave your comments!

One thing is certain: International Speculative Fiction is here to stay!

whooooahh!

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ISF # 1 – NOVEMBER 2012 – FREE DOWNLOAD

In News on December 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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(i) Joyce Chng – Metal Can Lanterns

(ii) Rochita Loenen-Ruiz – 59 Beads

(iii) Marian Truta – Hunt Beneath the Moon

(iv) Article by Stanislaw Lem

Cover art by Rafael Mendes

Dear ISF Readers,

It is with the utmost pleasure that the entire ISF Team presents to you the “ISF # 1″.

3 marvelous pieces of fiction by Joyce Chng, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz and Marian Truţă and an amazing article by Stanislaw Lem! What are you waiting for?

Wait no more, download this free Magazine and start reading it!

International Speculative Fiction # 1 – Free Download Here

ISF # 2 REVIEWED BY CARLA M. SOARES

In News on December 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm

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ISF # 2 – December 2012 reviewed by Carla M. Soares (Portuguese author):

Overall appreciation:

Reading each of the three excellent short tales by Nassau Hedron, Lavie Tidhar and Ken Liu presented in ISF #2 was a pleasure. The underlying thread serving as a central motif, the idea of love, connects the stories, but results in very different voices and rhythms and very different, but equally interesting narratives. The stories are original, very well written and result in a compelling and challenging reading.

This issue also offers a rather interesting interview with scholar and SF researcher Rachel Haywood Ferreira, but what you won’t want to miss are the short stories. Really!

1 – Siren Songs in Deep Time by Nassau Hedron:

Nassau Hedron’s beautiful story, Siren Songs in Deep Time, is a very well thought of and very well written story that spans across time, in a few very short and well knit together chapters, from Greece in World War II – though we are made to know that the story began long long before, maybe in the beginning of times – to somewhere in space sometime in an undefined future. It is very interesting to see very intense moments in recent History serve as a setting for a wonderful tale of inevitability that resembles the eternal repetition of History and human life – which inevitably ends in death and separation. It is also a love story, or many, since in each chapter a different story begins and ends. It is never bitter, though it is sometimes a little sad, like a sweet siren’s love song. The end surprised me, though maybe it shouldn’t have, because in a story about love(s) this siren’s last love is indeed the ultimate and most irrational and animal form of love. And the one that can change everything. Read the rest of this entry »

ISF # 2 COVER ART

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

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Are you ready for some “international sense of wonder”?

Nassau Hedron, Ken Liu and Lavie Tidhar, 3 of the best international speculative fiction authors of our present time, all together in the beautiful pages of ISF # 2 – December 2012!

Cover art by Tomasz Maronski!

And don’t forget, you can download and read it for free!

Latest ISF issues:

# 0 – Fiction by Aliette de Bodard, Cristian Mihail Todorescu, Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro and Non Fiction by Cristian Tamas and Fábio Fernandes

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

 

# 1 – Fiction by Joyce Chng, Marian Truta and Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, and Non Fiction by Stanislaw Lem

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

ISF # 2 December 2012 – Fiction Teaser

In News on December 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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ISF # 2 Fiction Teaser:

Are you ready for some “international sense of wonder”?

Nassau Hedron, Ken Liu and Lavie Tidhar, 3 of the best international speculative fiction authors of our present time, all together in the beautiful pages of ISF # 2 – December 2012!

Cover art by Tomasz Maronski!

And don’t forget, you can download and read it for free!

Latest ISF issues:

# 0 – Fiction by Aliette de Bodard, Cristian Mihail Todorescu, Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro and Non Fiction by Cristian Tamas and Fábio Fernandes

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

# 1 – Fiction by Joyce Chng, Marian Truta and Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, and Non Fiction by Stanislaw Lem

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

 

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