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


Dear Readers,



International_Speculative_Fiction 5 execution version

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



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

isf4_may 2013 cover_final

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.




ISF # 1 will be available beginning tomorrow!

In Editorial on November 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm

After our debut number in June with fiction by Aliette de BodardCristian Mihail Teodorescu and Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro, we will release tomorrow a new issue, with a cover artwork by Rafael Mendes and the following content:
Editorial by Ricardo Loureiro
“Metal Can Lanterns” by Joyce Chng
“59 Beads” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
“Hunt Beneath the Moon” by Marian Truţă
Non-fiction: “Philip K. Dick: A Visionary Among the Charlatans” by Stanislaw Lem

ISF #1 Cover – November 2012

In Editorial on November 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Dear ISF Readers,

Here is the Cover for the ISF Magazine #1.

Our #1 will be available for free download really soon, and will feature fiction by Joyce Chng, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Marian Truta and an article by Stanislaw Lem, so stay tuned!

Cover artist: Rafael Mendes

ISF # 1 – Teaser 1

In Editorial, Ilustration, News on November 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

ISF # 1 – Teaser 1

First page of “Metal Can Lanterns” by Joyce Chng!
Note that it is a preliminary version and, as such, it is subject to suffer amendments before publication date.

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


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

ISF is Back

In Editorial, News on August 7, 2012 at 9:34 am

After a small break, ISF is back!

We have a lot of new things coming up:

– An interview to Anne Leinonon, by Cheryl Morgan;

– The third part of the article “Short (Hi)Story of Romanian Speculative Fiction” by Cătălin Badea-Gheracostea;

– The first ISF Anthology of Fiction;

– The e.pub version of the ISF Magazine n.º zero;

and much, much more!

For now, here is a link with the first review to ISF Magazine n.º zero:

My first take on this is that it’s based on concept quite new and it’s a good idea to divulge non-Anglophone authors and their writings. English is the language of the modern world after all and it does make sense that most writers end up experimenting in its realms. Read the rest of this entry »

ISF N.º 0 – Free Download

In Article, Editorial, Ilustration, Interview, News, Short Story on June 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

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!





Roberto Mendes

Editor in Chief

30 June 2012

Welcome to the International Speculative Fiction

In Editorial on April 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

How great would be to be able to read non-anglophone Speculative Fiction on a regular basis? And how awesome would it be to do it for free?

You can find out here, in the official site of International Speculative Fiction!

But what exactly is International Speculative Fiction?

International Speculative Fiction (“ISF”) is an e-zine with free online distribution every 3 months featuring Speculative Fiction exclusively of International authors (non-anglophone authors).

ISF will publish 3 to 4 short stories per number, as well as one article and one interview!

Also, ISF will publish in its site a short story and an article every two weeks!

We are also aiming to publish a series of articles about the Speculative Fiction scene in various country’s. Our first article is called “Science Fiction in Portugal – The Drawing up of a Territory” by Teresa Sousa de Almeida.

The above mentioned article presents the Portuguese Science Fiction production in the last two decades of the 20th century!

Check out the submissions guidelines and start submitting!

The Editor In Chief,

Roberto Mendes