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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

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ISF # 3 Free Download (pdf and e.pub)

In Article on January 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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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

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 

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)

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 # 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 »

ISF # 2 COVER ART

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

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

 

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

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

ISF # 2 December 2012 – Fiction Teaser

In News on December 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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ISF # 2 Fiction Teaser:

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

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

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

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

 

ISF Interviewer – Cristian Tamas

In Interview on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

The ISF Team continues to grow in quantity and quality! Cristian Tamas, from Romania, is the official interviewer for the ISF site and magazine. You can expect great interviews to international authors, as well as to scholars, literary critics, editors, promoters and fans.

Cristian Tamaș is a romanian essayist, translator and SF fan active within the speculative fiction domain since the 80s.

He was founding member of the Romanian Science Fiction&Fantasy Society (SRSFF = Societatea Română de Science Fiction& Fantasy, www.srsff.ro/)  in January 2009, and coordinated the ProspectArt, the SRSFF’s SF club relaunched in April 2009 in Bucharest (Romania),  and the yearly Ion Hobana Colloquium.  He is a member of the Ion Hobana and a SRSFF’s jury Awards.

He is also Editor of  „Bella Proxima”, a trilingual croatian SF anthology, together with Antuza Genescu and Aleksandar Žiljak (Eagle Publshing House, Bucharest, 2012).

He had interviewed David Brin, Prof. Rachel Haywood Ferreira (Division Head of the International Fantastic division of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Iowa State University, USA ; research focus is Latin American science fiction), Prof.Arielle Saiber (Bowdoin College, USA; research focus : italian science fiction), Mariano Martín Rodríguez (SF scholar, Spain), Alexandre Babeanu (Solaris awarded canadian SF author), Ugo Bellagamba (french SF author awarded with Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire & Prix Rosny ), and Judit Lörinczy , an interview that will be published in the first number of ISF magazine (hungarian SF author).

In his words, he joined ISF because:

“International Speculative Fiction is an important project for all involved parties within the non-anglophone SFF field, I wish it will have a lot of success, fully deserved due to it’s amplitude, generosity and originality.”

Thank you very much Cristian, and welcome to the team!