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ISF # 1 – NOVEMBER 2012 – FREE DOWNLOAD

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

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(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 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.

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 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!