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ISF # 1 – NOVEMBER 2012 – FREE DOWNLOAD

In News on December 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

TOC

(i) Joyce Chng – Metal Can Lanterns

(ii) Rochita Loenen-Ruiz – 59 Beads

(iii) Marian Truta – Hunt Beneath the Moon

(iv) Article by Stanislaw Lem

Cover art by Rafael Mendes

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

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ISF # 1 – FREE DOWNLOAD

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

 

 

ISF # 1 Review by Sara Farinha (Portuguese Author)

In News on November 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

ISF – Fiction

‘Metal Can Lanterns’ by Joyce Chng

Using the imagery of the Mid-Autumn Festival also known as Lantern, Mooncake or Children’s Festival, Joyce Chng presents us with a short beautiful and inspirational tale. A story full of inspiring descriptions, sweet and thoughtful characters brought back from a dystopian world. In this tale children acknowledge and adapt traditions, pursue the understanding of personal meaning, and lead the way to retrieve a few lost rituals. But they do so even when they seem to have very few knowledge left. And it’s obvious that they resent the void of lost communion rituals. And to me this posed a conflict. Considering the children’s age maybe it was a little farfetched to give them such care for historical references and traditions if apparently there were very few adults able and willing to reminisce in the old ways.

Nevertheless, loved the theme and imagery and considered this short tale an inspiring piece of work that evokes the power of a simple and single act and its reach throughout mankind. Definitely what we need these days…

‘59 Beads’ by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

A great short story full of pain and relief, sorrow and hope, disappoint and beliefs. Pyn’s self-sacrifice captivated me from the beginning. The idea of losing everything about ourselves in order to save someone’s life, specially a children’s life, is something that speaks to me in a particular way. Love the ending. Pyn keeps sacrificing everything for Sienna right to the end even when it wasn’t planned and the results are far more grave than expected. Read the rest of this entry »

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:

FICTION

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