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ISF Number 1

In Editorial on October 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

Dear ISF readers,

We are still in the process of finishing the ISF number 1 and we want it to be perfect. In order to achieve that, we will postpone the launch until the final days of the present month.

We can promise you this number offers 3 awesome short stories and great articles!

Here is part of the the Table of Contents:


Hunt Beneath the Moon by Marian Truta (Romania)

Metal Can Lanterns by Joyce Chng (Singapore)

59 Beads by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Philippines)

To know more, you will have to wait just a little bit…

Stay tuned,

Roberto Mendes

Editor in Chief


EUROPA SF – The European Science Fiction Portal

In News on October 12, 2012 at 10:59 am

There is an exciting new site already on-line, that seeks to gather information and publish news, reports from events and articles about European Science Fiction. I am part of the Europa SF Team, together with Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden), Antuza Genescu (Romania), Aleksandar Ziljak (Croatia), Cristian Tamas (Romania), George Sotirhos (Greece), Jan van’t Ent (Holland), Juhan Habicht (Estonia), Lina Kulikauskienė (Lithuania), Marian Truta (Romania), SFmag.hu (Hungary)
and Sven Kloepping  (Germany).

This site is an European platform dedicated to all SF communities in Europe.

We have already published a number of articles about SF in Lithuania, Hungary, German and more.

As a part of the first editorial explains: “Essentially, this is where things stand currently in Europe: we have no idea what other European communities do. This may sound a tad categorical, but we must admit that to take the pulse of the SF communities in our neighbouring countries is not an easy task to fulfil. What new authors have been published in one country or another? What SF&F events are taking place in one country or another? What conventions will be held on our continent in the near future? And so on…”

And continues:

“EUROPA SF wants to bring the members of the European fandom together to build a continental-scale data network. Editors, writers, fans, anyone with an interest in SF will be able to see what is happening in any European country and will inform, in turn, the entire SF community about their own major conventions.

In time, EUROPA SF will be able to initiate cross-border and even continental events. There is no need to stress the significance of information exchanges, we all know how important these are within and among communities.”

You are invited to take part in a project that we consider more than necessary: the building of a European platform dedicated to all SF communities in Europe.

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Coming Soon!

In Editorial on October 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hey folks, do you know whats coming soon!?

ISF N.º 1 – e.pub and pdf. version – 15 October

ISF N.º 0 – e.pub version – 30 October

ISF Anthology of Fiction –  20 October

About the anthology, we decided not to publish it every month, instead, we will publish one every four months  featuring the short stories published in the site and in the magazine numbers plus an introduction to the anthology. It is a way of collecting the pieces of fiction, publishing them conveniently in small free “books” (in pdf. versions), also we will try to select a different cover artist every month.

The first issue of ISF “Antology of Fiction” will feature:

1 –  ”Digits are Cold, Numbers are Warm” by Liviu Radu (Romania)

2 – “Aliens” by Lavie Tidhar (Israel)

3 – “Space Oddity” by Regina Catarino (Portugal)

4 – “Butterfly, Falling at Dawn” by Aliette de Bodard (France)

5 – “The Death of Mr. Teodorescu” Cristian Mihail Teodorescu (Romania)

6 – “The Wind Blown Man” Alliete de Bodard (France)

7 – “The Ethics of Treason” Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil)

8 – “The Collors of Creation” Judit Lörinczy (Hungary)

9 –Dad Bought a Teleport Device” by Attila Sümegi (Hungary)

 And lots more to be published on our site, so stay tunned!
Best regards and good readings,
Roberto Bilro Mendes
Editor In Chief