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ISF # 4 FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

In Editorial, News on May 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

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Last year, right around this time, ISF launched its first issue. In a way, then, this is the magazine’s birthday, and to celebrate you all get a gift. It’s the brand new issue of ISF, and like all gifts it’s free.

 

Issue #4 features three (yes, three!) winners of the World Fantasy Award. We also take an in-depth look at one of those authors, Zoran Živković, with one of his stories, an article about his work, and an interview with the author himself. All that, plus reviews of speculative fiction from around the world.

 

So go ahead, open your gift!

 

EPUB: ISF # 4 (epub)

MOBI: ISF # 4 (mobi)

PDF: ISF # 4 2013-5-10 (pdf)

 

Nas Hedron

Non-Fiction Editor

P.S. We’d love to hear what you think of our latest issue. Write us at correiodofantastico@gmail.com and let us know what you think.

 

 

 

ANTHOLOGY OF EUROPEAN SF EDITED BY CRISTIAN TAMAS AND ROBERTO MENDES

In News on April 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

UPDATE: FREE DOWNLOAD ALREADY AVAILABLE! THIS ANTHOLOGY WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FREE DOWNLOADING UNTIL 10 MAY 2013, SO HURRY UP!

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DOWNLOAD IT HERE:

DOWNLOAD LINKS WERE EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE UNTIL 10 MAY2013!

This is a joint effort of ISF and Europa Sf. Available for free (starting tonight), the ANTHOLOGY OF EUROPEAN SPECULATIVE FICTION, edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes, features fiction by: Ian R. MacLeod (England) Jetse de Vries (Netherlands) Regina Catarino (Portugal) Liviu Radu (Romania) Carmelo Rafala (Italy) Cristian Mihail Teodorescu (Romania) Diana Pinguicha (Portugal) Hannu Rajaniemi (Finland) Vladimir Arenev (Ukraine) Philip Harris (England) Dănuţ Ungureanu (Romania) Aliette de Bodard (France) Artwork by George Munteanu, Cover Design by Saul Bottcher, Copy Editing and ebook formatting by Elizabeth K. Campbell, Slush Reading by Raquel Margato and Alexandra Rolo You can download it here: http://internationalsf.wordpress.com/ http://scifiportal.eu/ epub, mobi and pdf versions for free!

INTRODUCTION BY

CRISTIAN TAMAŞ AND ROBERTO MENDES

 

European SF anthologies are rare as pink diamonds, and it seems that American editors have been more interested in collecting and presenting European SF stories than European editors are (for instance, The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent (2008), edited by James Morrow and Kathryn Morrow and featuring James Gunn, Donald Wolfheim, and others). It’s as though someone is a European only from a distance—from America, for example! Who inhabits Europe ? Europeans? Well, yes and no. Europe is inhabited by Germans, Frenchmen, Britons (from time to time, depending on the continent’s weather), Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese, Swedes, Poles, Dutchmen, Russians, Ukrainians, and so on. We’re Europeans only when we’re visiting other continents, but not at home. There are exceptions to the rule that European editors are uninterested in European SF, including Austrian editor Franz Rottensteiner (View from Another Shore, 1973), French editor Olivier Raynaud (under the pen name of Richard D. Nolane, working with American publisher DAW Books, Terra SF : The Year’s Best European SF (1981), and Terra Science Fiction II: The Year’s Best European SF (1983)), and Spanish editor Domingo Santos with the Ciencia ficcion europea (1982). But the general trend remains. What’s the reason for this lack of interest? Why do we only have a few European SF anthologies compiled by European editors? Why should a culturally diverse continent like Europe being incapable of finding a common way to publish its own SF on regular basis? Or, even better, collecting that fiction in English, so that more readers can read it? Read the rest of this entry »

ISF 2012 ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY – FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

In Article, News on March 20, 2013 at 10:23 am

Annual ISF #Anthology

UPDATE: EPUB,  MOBI AND PDF  VERSIONS OF THE ANTHOLOGY ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD! PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO DOWNLOAD THOSE VERSIONS!

YEAH! All the versions are already available for free download! Wait no more:

DOWNLOAD THE EPUB VERSION: CLICK HERE

DOWNLOAD THE MOBI VERSION: CLICK HERE

DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION: CLICK HERE

Our first anthology, the ISF 2012 ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY edited by Roberto Mendes and Ricardo Loureiro, is already available for free download!

Stay tuned and make sure to pay us a visit later and drop us a commentary!

TOC:

  1. “Siren Songs in Deep Time” by Nas Hedron
  2. “Aliens” by Lavie Tidhar
  3. “The Death of Mr. Teodorescu” by Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu
  4. “59 Beads” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  5. “Dad Bought a Teleporter” by Attila Sümegi
  6. “Space Oddity” by Regina Catarino
  7. “Metal Can Lanterns” by Joyce Chng
  8. “The Colors of Creation” by Judit Lorinczy
  9. “Digits Are Cold, Numbers Are Warm” by Liviu Radu
  10. “Butterfly, Falling at Dawn” by Aliette de Bodard
  11. “Aphrodisia” by Lavie Tidhar
  12. “Hunt Beneath the Moon” by Marian Truta
  13. “The Ethics of Treason” by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro
  14. “The Wind-Blown Man” by Aliette de Bodard
  15. “Single-Bit Error” by Ken Liu

Cover art is by Erasmus Brosdau.

Later today you can download for free the ePub, mobi and pdf file!

Here is what Gardner Dozois and Cat Rambo had to say about the anthology:

“A fascinating and valuable look at what’s happening in other parts of the science fiction world, far outside of the usual American/English genre boundaries, and a book filled with strong new voices.” Gardner Dozois

 “This is what science fiction should do: amaze, sometimes alarm, and always entertain, in worlds that manage to be not our own but still reflect our reality.” Cat Rambo

Roberto Mendes

Editor in Chief

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Download the Latest ISF Issue

In News on March 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Dear ISF readers, it is an honor to be, yet again, able to offer you the opportunity to expand your reading horizons! So many great authors, so many fascinating new worlds! Join us again in one more voyage full of sense of wonder! Oh, and Happy New year, this will be our year, you just wait and see…

Roberto Mendes

Editor in Chief

Okay here we are: The very first 2013 ISF issue. Great reading!

Ricardo Loureiro

Fiction Editor

E.PUB DOWNLOAD: ISF # 3 E.pub

PDF DOWNLOAD: ISF # 3 Download

 

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ESFS AWARDS: ISF NOMINATED FOR BEST EUROPEAN MAGAZINE

In News, Uncategorized on March 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

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YEAHHHHHHHH!

ISF Magazine was nominated for an ESFS Award, in the “Best European Magazine” category!

We are really proud and happy with this nomination!

Europa SF (a great site about the SF scene all over Europe), to which I also contribute was nominated for Best Site and Fénix Fanzine from Portugal, a fanzine that has a place on my hearth (contributed for the number zero and edited the number one) was nominated for Best Fanzine!

The European Science Fiction Society is an international organisation of SF professionals and fans who are committed to promoting Science Fiction in Europe and European Science Fiction worldwide.

The first European Science Fiction Convention was held in 1972 in Trieste, Italy.

One of their aims is encouraging people who are active in SF-fandom with their award. The next awards will be decided at the Eurocon in Kiev in April 2013.

Roberto Mendes

ISF EDITOR IN CHIEF

Click here to see the nominations!

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ISF # 3 – January 2013 – Table of Contents

In News on January 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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ISF # 3 will be available for free download after 25 January 2013.

The first number of 2013 will feature 4 short stories, one article, one interview an two reviews.

ISF # 3 JANUARY 2013 

TOC 

EDITORIAL

Ricardo Loureiro (Fiction Editor)

FICTION:

Simon Jones (Australia)

Crystal Koo (Philippines)

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil)

Fernando Pina (Portugal)

ARTICLE

Jess Nevins – Pulp Scifi under German, Russian, Japanese and Spanish Totalitarism

INTERVIEW

Cristian Tamas interviews Professor Arielle Saiber with a focus on Italian SF

REVIEWS

Sean Wright Reviews two Singaporean International Speculative Fiction Anthologies

Jorge Candeias Reviews three Short Stories written by International Speculative Fiction Authors

COVER ART
Hauke Vagt (Germany)
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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!

DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE

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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 »

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