International SF issue #0 now available

Editor Roberto Mendes has sent in the table of contents for the premiere issue of International Speculative Fiction Magazine, which you can download for free: Editorial by Editorial By Roberto Mendes (Portugal) Short Stories “The Wind-Blown Man” by Aliette de Bodard (France) “The Death of Mr. Teodorescu” by Cristian Mihail Teodorescu (Romania) “The Ethics of Treoson” by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil)... Continue Reading →

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Monday Original Content: An Interview with Roberto Mendes (Portugal)

This week, Charles Tan interviews Portuguese editor Roberto Mendes about his new anthology, Vollüspa, genre fiction in Portugal, and more! Hi Roberto! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. First off, could you tell us about your latest project, Vollüspa? Hi Charles, it is always a pleasure to do this kind of interviews. Last time we’ve done... Continue Reading →

Tidhar, Marques, Nussbaum nominated for BSFA Award

Lavie Tidhar's Osama has been nominated for the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel. Portuguese artist Pedro Marques has been nominated for his cover artwork for the novel (see below!).  Israeli critic Abigail Nussbaum has also been nominated, for the second year running, in the non-fiction category for her review of M.J. Engh's Arslan. The full list of... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: Dagon Magazine and an Interview with Roberto Mendes

Dagon is a new Portuguese magazine, edited by Roberto Mendes and dedicated to showcasing both Portuguese and international speculative fiction. The first issue contains stories from Luís Filipe Silva, João Barreiros and Carla Ribeiro, and articles by Pedro Ventura and Nuno Fonseca. It also publishes Nir Yaniv's story, "Cinderers" from The Apex Book of World SF,... Continue Reading →

Gender debate

Over at Rebellious Jezebel, blogger Jha takes Nuno Fonseca (for his editorial here this week) and Luis Filipe Silva (for his response) to task on their treatment of gender, saying in part: Well, yes, of course arguing the lack of representation in spec fic is a goddamn personal thing. Fuck the male privilege horse you... Continue Reading →

Luis Filipe Silva on SF in Portugal and Fonseca’s Editorial

Over at his blog, Luis Filipe Silva has a thoughtful response to the Nuno Fonseca editorial we published yesterday. This season’s highlight on the Portuguese SF must be the publication of what we hope is the first article by Nuno Fonseca for the World SF blog, thus kicking off the Portuguese-speaking contribution to the general... Continue Reading →

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