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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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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

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 # 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 # 1 will be available beginning tomorrow!

In Editorial on November 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm

After our debut number in June with fiction by Aliette de BodardCristian Mihail Teodorescu and Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro, we will release tomorrow a new issue, with a cover artwork by Rafael Mendes and the following content:
Editorial by Ricardo Loureiro
“Metal Can Lanterns” by Joyce Chng
“59 Beads” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
“Hunt Beneath the Moon” by Marian Truţă
Non-fiction: “Philip K. Dick: A Visionary Among the Charlatans” by Stanislaw Lem

ISF #1 Cover – November 2012

In Editorial on November 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Dear ISF Readers,

Here is the Cover for the ISF Magazine #1.

Our #1 will be available for free download really soon, and will feature fiction by Joyce Chng, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Marian Truta and an article by Stanislaw Lem, so stay tuned!

Cover artist: Rafael Mendes

ISF # 1 – Teaser 1

In Editorial, Ilustration, News on November 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

ISF # 1 – Teaser 1

First page of “Metal Can Lanterns” by Joyce Chng!
Note that it is a preliminary version and, as such, it is subject to suffer amendments before publication date.

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