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

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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


Click here to see the nominations!


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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



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


ISF # 1 Review by Sofia Teixeira (Portuguese Reviewer)

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm
ISF # 1 Fiction
Metal Can Lanters – Joyce Chng
Metal Can Lanterns is one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever read. It reminds us that there are some things that we must preserve and save in our memories so they will never die. This is a story to be read in one of those winter nights when you are staring at the fireplace and thinking about past times. It is impossible not to smile. I loved it.
59 Beads – Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
59 Beads is a sad story. When you finish reading it, you will feel upset and angry, but mostly gloomy. You only have your sister; she gets sick and you put all your effort in getting her healthy. The solution is quite simple: You basically sell your soul to the devil and she gets the treatment. However, there are no guarantees! What would you do? Give up on your freedom or let her die? It’s an interesting story, albeit the set-up is quite cliché. Still, the concept of Dollygirls was interesting enough for me to keep on reading.
Hunt Beneath the Moon – Marian Truta
Hunt beneath the Moon bring us a supernatural world. Here we meet a hunter and a supernatural creature, the Hind. Somewhere nearby is a book that prevents the Hinds from being captured by the hunters and, naturally, the Hind wants that book — however, it’s the hunter who possesses it, and he is her mortal enemy. The story starts very well and awakens the curiosity of the reader, but soon it becomes too confusing. It’s easy to get lost in the dialogue and the end of the story isn’t well executed. It may have potential, but the Greek legend should’ve been better explored.


In Uncategorized on November 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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



Editorial – May 2012!

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

First Editorial – May 2012!

Oh, my first ISF Editorial. Where to begin?

Let me just take a moment: “tap…tap…tap…opens the window, breathes deeply, mouth opened, arms spreaded: YESSSSSSSSS! Woho! Woha!”.

Ok, now we can really begin: it was certainly an intense first month for me and for everybody involved in ISF but, we believe, it was a great kick start towards success.

The first month is always the hardest one, but it felt so good! Even though we have just started, we have been visited by thousands of readers and we have been getting great feedback. So, without further ado, here is my “thank you” to every one of you that took the time to visit ISF and to read our short stories, articles and interviews.

Although the project started with all the team positions available, we were blessed with awesome short stories, articles and interviews featuring great international authors. ISF successfully published authors with different points of views regarding genre fiction and non-fiction. We are really proud of that achievement. We have surely learned how to walk. Now that the ISF Team is almost complete, we are ready to run! Hopefully, by the time we get the magazine to come out, we will be able to fly! 😉

And since we are talking about the magazine, here goes some info: the e-book magazine will be launched until the end of June featuring international acclaimed authors and new voices as well. The table of contents it’s closed and will feature authors like Aliette de Bodard and Cristian Mihail Teodorescu. And for a little bit of inside information, let me just say that the layout of the magazine is getting awesome!

In terms of short stories we have reached our expected goal for the first month:  4 short stories featuring Liviu Radu from Romania, Lavie Tidhar from Israel, Aliette de Bodard from France and Regina Catarino from Portugal.

As for the non-fiction section you can read about Science Fiction in Portugal and Croatia, as well as learn all about Speculative Fiction in Romania. Also, Judit Lörinczy presents a great interview to Cristian Mihail Teodorescu.

Well, that’s it for the site! New material will come out in June, just stay tuned 😉

This first editorial could not end without speaking about the ISF Team. Fábio Fernandes is the Non-Fiction Editor, João Paulo Sinal and Rafael Mendes are the Head Designers of the site, Joana Fernandes is the Pod-Cast director, Alexandra Rolo is the editor of the official ISF Facebook page, Ana Cristina Rodrigues and Ana Raquel Margato are the slush readers and Ana Ferreira is the Magazine Designer. Also, Ellen Datlow and Paul di Filippo joined the ISF Consultant Panel! Read the rest of this entry »

ISF Facebook Page

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2012 at 9:56 am

We now have an official Facebook page, that will be managed by Alexandra Rolo (Portugal). Our Facebook page will publish news about our authors, links to our articles and short stories and much more.

Please do pay us a visit and click the “Like” button;)


Roberto Mendes