Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A new International Speculative Fiction issue on the horizon

One of the best initiatives of speculative fiction from the past few years is the birth of the webzine International Speculative Fiction. Starting with April 2012 International Speculative Fiction showcased articles focused on the science fiction and fantasy scenes from across the world and from June 2012 began to release a free downloading magazine that published mostly non-Anglophone short fiction. So far, International Speculative Fiction released 3 issues featuring fiction written by Aliette de Bodard, Joyce Chng, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Cristian Mihail-Teodorescu, Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro, Marian Truţă, Nassau Hedron, Lavie Tidhar and Ken Liu. The 4th issue of International Speculative Fiction is due to be released on January, 25th and it shows an encouraging growth for this excellent project. For the first time the readers can find four short stories and a four non-fiction pieces, an article, an interview and two reviews.

EDITORIAL - Ricardo Loureiro (Fiction Editor)
FICTION - Simon Jones (Australia)
Crystal Koo (Philippines)
Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil)
Fernando Pina (Portugal)
ARTICLE - Jess Nevins – Pulp Scifi under German, Russian, Japanese and Spanish Totalitarism
INTERVIEW - Cristian Tamaș interviews Professor Arielle Saiber with a focus on Italian SF
REVIEWS - Sean Wright Reviews two Singaporean International Speculative Fiction Anthologies
Jorge Candeias Reviews three Short Stories written by International Speculative Fiction Authors
COVER ART - Hauke Vagt (Germany)


Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I absolutely love that cover art.

Mihai A. said...

I love it too! It looks great. :)