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ISF #5 – FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

In Article, Editorial, Short Story on January 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm

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Dear Readers,

ISF#5 IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD!

DOWNLOAD IT HERE:

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Epub Version

Mobi Version

You can download today the PDF file. Tomorrow you will also have access to the mobi and the epub files for free!

We are really proud to publish this issue with fiction by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Netherlands), Francesco Verso (Italy) and Manual Alves (Portugal), news (the new Around the World Column with an  ISF Alumni department by Nas Hedron), interviews (At Home in the Wasteland: The Art of Sergi Brosa  by Saul Bottcher), reviews (The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010 by Sean Wright) and articles (Social Science Fiction by Hunter Liguore)!

Please download it and let us know what you think of this issue!

Good readings!

Roberto Mendes

Editor in Chief

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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 all the ISF Issues

In Uncategorized on March 20, 2013 at 10:22 am

NUMBER ZERO: launched in June 2012 featuring 3 short stories by Alliete de Bodard (France), C.M. Teodorecu (Romania) and Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil), 1 article by Fábio Fernandes (Brazil) and 1 interview by Cristian Tamas (Romania) to Judit Lörinczy (Hungary), plus cover art and illustrations by João Pedro Fonseca (Portugal).

Downoad it for free: ISF_issue_june_2012

NUMBER ONE: launched in November 2012 featuring 3 short stories by Joyce Chng (Singapore), Rochita-Loenen-Ruiz (Philippines), Marian Truta (Romania)  and 1 article by Stanislaw Lem (Poland), plus cover art by Rafael Mendes (Portugal).

International Speculative Fiction # 1 Free Download

NUMBER TWO: launched in December 2012 featuring 3 short stories by Nas Hedron, Ken Liu and Lavie Tidhar and an interview to Professor Rachel Haywood Ferreira. Cover art by Tomasz Maronski (Poland).

ISF 2 December 2012 Execution Version – Free Download

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ISF 2012 Annual Anthology

In Article on January 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

ISF ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY

Hi folks, what do you think of this cover? It is with great pleasure that I share it with all of you. It is the cover for our Annual Anthology (stories published in our debut year – 2012). Erasmus Brosdau is the artist behind the cover art, also the great folks behind Indie Book Launcher produced the e.pub and elaborated the cover design and lettering

This anthology will soon be available for free download as pdf. and e.pub version!

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

Don´t forget, today we launch another issue of ISF. That’s right, ISF # 3 will be available for free download really, really soon!

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ISF # 3 JANUARY 2013 

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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)

Book Giveaway – The Apex Book of World SF 1 and 2

In Article on January 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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Dear ISF Readers, while you wait to be able to download ISF # 3 (TOC here), the ISF – International Speculative Fiction, in cooperation with Apex Publications, is hosting a book giveaway. We will be offering one copy of The Apex Book of World SF  and one copy of The Apex Book of World SF 2, both edited by Lavie Tidhar.

In order to become eligible to win those paperbacks  you just need to answer 3 simple questions (all the information can be found here):

(i) In The Apex Book of World SF 2, editor Lavie Tidhar collects short stories by science fiction and fantasy authors from…where?

(ii) How many short stories were published in The Apex Book of World SF?

(iii) And how many were published in The Apex Book of World SF 2?

Instructions:

  1. Please, send an email to correiodofantastico@gmail.com.
  2. In the subject line, enter ‘Book Giveaway – The Apex Book of World SF 1 and 2‘
  3. In the email, please provide your mailing address so the books can be mailed as soon as possible. (The winning addresses are forwarded to the publisher – Apex Publications –  who will mail it to you).
  4. The giveaway will end Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 (00:00 Portugal Time).
  5. The winners will be selected at random from those who provide correct answers to all the questions. They will be notified, and announced shortly thereafter.

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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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Roberto Mendes interviews Jason Sizemore (Apex Publisher)

In Interview on January 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm

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Dear ISF readers,

It is with great pleasure that the ISF publishes today an interview with Jason Sizemore (Apex Publisher) about a series of books Apex publishes focusing on international SF titled The Apex Book of World SF and The Apex Book of World SF 2, both edited by Lavie Tidhar!

Also, there is a Book Giveaway coming up in cooperation with Apex. We will be offering everybody the opportunity to win a paperback of The Apex Book of World SF and The Apex Book of World SF 2!

And last but not the least, ISF will publish tomorrow the short story “Zombie Lenin” by Ekaterina Sedia, which was published in The Apex Book of World SF 2!

 Here is a brief introduction about Apex Publications and The Apex Book of World SF:

Apex Publications is a small press publisher based out of Lexington, KY dedicated to producing exemplary science fiction, horror, fantasy, and nonfiction. Their catalog includes anthologies such as the Dark Faith and The Apex Book of World SF series, novels and novellas like the upcoming What Makes You Die by Tom Piccirilli, nonfiction such as Starve Better by Nick Mamatas, and the Hugo nominated Apex Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

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:

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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 # 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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