Suggestion: ‘International Speculative Fiction’ – Nº2


Have you downloaded ISF N.º2? You can find it here… Meanwhile I’ll leave you my short review of the three tales in this issue.

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Suggestion: ‘International Speculative Fiction’ – Nº1

Remember a few months ago I said I was accompanying the ISF e-zine. So, here’s number 1 (first issue is number zero) hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I’ll leave you my full opinion below. Please feel free to download the e-zine and tell me what you think.

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Suggestion: ‘International Speculative Fiction’ E-Zine

For all the curious minds out there: Have you read the first issue of ISF? I’ll leave you with my opinion about this new online magazine. Hope you enjoy it!

Notwithstanding the short story’s reviews posted earlier, I wanted to leave my opinion to the ISF e-zine as a whole.

My first take on this is that it’s based on concept quite new and it’s a good idea to divulge non-Anglophone authors and their writings. English is the language of the modern world after all and it does make sense that most writers end up experimenting in its realms. read more

Review: “The Wind-Blown Man” by Aliette de Bodard in ISF

I confess, I had to read it a couple of times to be able to discern if I missed something between the lines (probably did anyway). I want to give it the due credit for the world-building. Research and dedication should always be praised and on Bodard’s case they are recurrent.

But I also thought that even though it’s not a new idea it could be easily missed if the author hadn’t commented on it. Ended up with a feeling that some of the concepts get swallowed by the story progression and that the reader gets tangled, trying to understand a new world without the proper guidance. read more

Review/Opinião: “The Death of Mr. Teodorescu” de Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu na ISF

Nas palavras do autor, Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu, esta é uma história sobre os problemas nos sistemas nacionais de saúde da actualidade, sobre a rentabilização do sistema através do uso dos pacientes como peças sobressalentes e sobre os princípios puramente económicos que regem a nossa sociedade.

Para mim é uma crítica directa ao papel dos governos no tratamento dos indivíduos que o compõem, à negação da dor de outrem e ao egoísmo calculista dos seres humanos. read more