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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 »

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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 »

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 Interviews Fábio Fernandes and Djibril Al Ayad

In Interview on June 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Dear ISF readers, it is with great pleasure that we present to you today an interview with Fábio Fernandes and Djibril Al Ayad, editors of the upcoming antology “We See a Different Frontier”, a project successfuly funded at the Peerbackers site.

Want to find out all about the anthology? And also about the new non-fiction editor of ISF, Fábio Fernandes? So go ahead  and read the questions and answers below;)

ISF Interview

Roberto Mendes: “We See a Different Frontier” is an anthology of colonialism-themed speculative fiction from outside the first-world viewpoint. What’s the reason behind the idea? Or better yet, What are you and Djibril aiming for?

Fábio: It all began when The Future Fire magazine issued a call for guest editors last year. They were looking for people who could push the envelope a bit, offering new themes and challenges, always relating to the social and political views of TFF, which publishes, in their own words, “Social-political and Progressive Speculative Fiction. Feminist SF. Queer SF. Eco SF. Multicultural SF. Cyberpunk. An experiment in and celebration of new writing.” Even though I’m becoming to be known more as a steampunk writer now (according to The Steampunk Bible and Steampunk Reloaded, in which I was respectively interviewed and had a piece of my fiction published), I began writing cyberpunk fiction. In my heart of hearts, though, I never had an absolute favorite subgenre in SF, but I love writing science fiction stories with a strong social and political uptake, and with plenty of multicultural settings and gay and lesbian characters. These things always came naturally to me, so I thought of submitting to them a theme based on colonialism. TFF’s editor, Djibril al-Ayad, liked the idea and we quickly started to work together in the project that soon came to be named WE SEE A DIFFERENT FRONTIER, in a tribute to a Bruce Sterling story I love, “We See Things Differently”, where he shows the clash of cultures and – in that context – the utter impossibility of understanding between each other. What I’m aiming for is the exact opposite – is the possibility of an understanding between all of us, regardless of where in the world you live and what your ethnicity/gender/sexual orientation/religion happens to be. An understanding via a rich mosaic of stories from all over the world to show that, even though, alas, there are still geopolitical frontiers very hard to cross, the real frontiers always were in our minds, and we can cross over them at will. Djibril: All I’d add to this is that what I really want to publish is an anthology that I’d like to read: stories from all backgrounds, with varied topics and voices and perspectives. I want to see variety, and read work by authors I wouldn’t have come across otherwise. If I saw this anthology on the shelf of a bookstore, I think I’d be very excited to read it. Read the rest of this entry »