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ISF #5 – FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

In Article, Editorial, Short Story on January 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm

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Dear Readers,

ISF#5 IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD!

DOWNLOAD IT HERE:

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You can download today the PDF file. Tomorrow you will also have access to the mobi and the epub files for free!

We are really proud to publish this issue with fiction by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Netherlands), Francesco Verso (Italy) and Manual Alves (Portugal), news (the new Around the World Column with an  ISF Alumni department by Nas Hedron), interviews (At Home in the Wasteland: The Art of Sergi Brosa  by Saul Bottcher), reviews (The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010 by Sean Wright) and articles (Social Science Fiction by Hunter Liguore)!

Please download it and let us know what you think of this issue!

Good readings!

Roberto Mendes

Editor in Chief

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ISF 2012 ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY – FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

In Article, News on March 20, 2013 at 10:23 am

Annual ISF #Anthology

UPDATE: EPUB,  MOBI AND PDF  VERSIONS OF THE ANTHOLOGY ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD! PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO DOWNLOAD THOSE VERSIONS!

YEAH! All the versions are already available for free download! Wait no more:

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Our first anthology, the ISF 2012 ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY edited by Roberto Mendes and Ricardo Loureiro, is already available for free download!

Stay tuned and make sure to pay us a visit later and drop us a commentary!

TOC:

  1. “Siren Songs in Deep Time” by Nas Hedron
  2. “Aliens” by Lavie Tidhar
  3. “The Death of Mr. Teodorescu” by Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu
  4. “59 Beads” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  5. “Dad Bought a Teleporter” by Attila Sümegi
  6. “Space Oddity” by Regina Catarino
  7. “Metal Can Lanterns” by Joyce Chng
  8. “The Colors of Creation” by Judit Lorinczy
  9. “Digits Are Cold, Numbers Are Warm” by Liviu Radu
  10. “Butterfly, Falling at Dawn” by Aliette de Bodard
  11. “Aphrodisia” by Lavie Tidhar
  12. “Hunt Beneath the Moon” by Marian Truta
  13. “The Ethics of Treason” by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro
  14. “The Wind-Blown Man” by Aliette de Bodard
  15. “Single-Bit Error” by Ken Liu

Cover art is by Erasmus Brosdau.

Later today you can download for free the ePub, mobi and pdf file!

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

Roberto Mendes

Editor in Chief

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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

E.PUB DOWNLOAD: ISF # 3 E.pub

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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

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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:

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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

 

New ISF Fiction Editor – Ricardo Loureiro (Portugal)

In News on June 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm

The ISF proudly presents Ricardo Loureiro as its new Fiction Editor.

Ricardo’s work (Editor of two Science Fiction Fanzines in Portugal) inspired me to create my own portuguese fanzine three years ago, and now I am really excited to be able to work with him in order to develope ISF.

So do read the text that Ricardo prepared for all of us and get to know him a little better.

Welcome to ISF Ricardo!

Roberto Mendes

Editor in Chief

RICARDO LOUREIRO – ISF FICTION EDITOR

So, a phone call later and I was left with the dreaded mission of writing a bio and, worse, pick a photo of me.

Well, I wouldn’t go so far as saying that along with watching paint dry and grass grow that may well be the most boring stuff anyone could ask of me but it surely it’s not far away from being that.

Usually I take out my satirical hat and promptly make something up along the lines of being someone up to no good. Strangely for this project I felt that was not the right aproach and after a lot of brainstorming with me and myself I came up with the solution. Incredibly I decided to play it safe and, for once, tell the truth. Or at least as near to the truth as anyone will ever get from me. So, without further ado here it is.

Born in the year of the Monkey, anyone who knows me can surely atest to the fact that from all the animals monkey is the most suitable to describe me. Always swinging from tree to tree, always looking for another prank, always making fun of everything and making a habit of taking everything in superficially as possible.

Well that describes me. As much as the iceberg we see above the waters describes the real iceberg beneath those same waters.

Because, you see, being a cynical, satirical, incredibly nauseating son of a bitch is only a third of what I am. The other two thirds you’ll have to discover through my work and what better place to judge it than right here at ISF?

So now that we cleared this up let me tell you why I chose to be a part of this team. It all boils down to three words that together mean more than the sum of their parts: International, Science and Fiction. Alone they mean something or other. Put together they mean everything that science fiction means to me ever since I read (and reread, and reread to the point of commiting to heart whole lines) Galactic Patrol from the father of them all Edward Elmer Smith in a very distant, very hazy summer at Sesimbra, a small fishing village in Portugal. Because, you see, those worlds, those brave new worlds, were always and by definition truly international. No frontiers, no boundaries, no political impositions, really, truly inter nations. Everyone and everything under one banner, united through merit, inteligence and a will to triumph and progress. Little did I know then that I was following the credo of one Gene Roddenberry, better known to the common man as the creator of Star Trek. Read the rest of this entry »