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Mai 30 2013

Patriotic Crimes. A Chronicle of Lost Wars

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by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro

“Brazil expects every man to do his duty.”

(Admiral Francisco Manoel Barroso da Silva

– Sept. 29, 1804 – June 6, 1865)


In January 1873, on a sweltering summer afternoon in Rio de Janeiro, a young dark-bearded man with hair graying at the temples squatted behind the trunk of one of the many wide-canopied trees on the ample grounds surrounding the Palácio de São Cristóvão.

He was waiting and the wait was pure torture. It reminded him of the suffering and uncertainties he had endured in the dungeons of a military prison in Asunción.

In the intense, humid heat, the linen shirt stuck to his sweaty chest. Burs clung to his trousers and pricked his calves.

A loaded Spencer weighed heavily in his lap. An additional magazine complete with seven bullets dragged down the deep pocket of his jacket. The spirit of this former officer from the once proud Brazilian Imperial Navy had been broken during the years spent as a prisoner in Paraguay. Continue Reading »

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Okt 16 2012

Secondary Mission

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by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro

This was the first time we made love in more than 170 years, objective time. More important yet: I hadn’t copulated with him since two months before the last period of Sleep, when we were in the Delta Pavonis system. Continue Reading »

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Nov 05 2011

Semiotics for Wolves

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by Vladimir Hernández

It is midnight and Onyx is on the streets once more.

She has cemented her position with sperm and blood; a beautiful Afro girl with fiery hair, living at the edge of her own humanity, diving nightly into an endless déjà vu which leads into the dark recesses of her soul. Continue Reading »

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Jul 13 2011

Xochiquetzal and the Vengeance Fleet

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by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro

“My Lord, the Zamorin of Calicut has imprisoned thy subjects, has killed one of thy Captains and has made mock of us throughout all the Indies. If we do not return to avenge this outrage, he will certainly carry out much worse ones, for which reason I have the greatest desire and will in my heart to destroy him and his city”.

– Vasco da Gama in Letter to the King Dom Manuel in 1521


After months and months of crossing the World Ocean, and several stops in strange lands, we have finally reached the legendary Calicut!

Before my very eyes exists a city without walls or defenses, which lies around the beach of the round inlet like a ring interlaced in silver and copper. The houses have white walls covered with beautiful reliefs, and roofs made of graying palm leaves. Continue Reading »

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Nov 22 2010


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by Claudia de Bella

Argentine future persists in tracing itself
onto the present in such a way that
anticipation exercises are absolutely meritless

Julio Cortázar

Let’s take a look at the future.

Only twenty years have passed, starting from today. Sometime in the year 2013, a line of people is waiting for their turn to get their pre-employment interview at one of the sophisticated personnel-searching agencies. Despite this being in the near future, it is a time that is much more complex than we can imagine, and the agencies are carrying out a task that has finally become more closely related to the slave market than to the performance of a service. Continue Reading »

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Okt 06 2010

Notes on Science Fiction and Fantasy in Latin America

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by Roberto de Sousa Causo

The first thing to bear in mind is that examples of science fiction and fantasy (or speculative fiction as a collective term) do exist in Latin American literature since the mid-19th century, and that they are not strictly dependent on the poor scientific and industrial status of Latin America. After all, literature relates to literature, and writers of the fantastic in Europe and the U.S. — such as Hoffmann, Maupassant, Poe, Verne, and Wells — had a deep impact on readers all over the world. Continue Reading »

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Okt 06 2010

The Most Beautiful Woman In the World

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by Roberto de Sousa Causo

She was standing near a group of full-sized, human-shaped black wood African statues in the Michael Rockfeller wing of the Metropolitan Museum. They were made from the same wood carved into the best flutes by the skilful hands of men, and played in African villages to honour their gods. The woman herself was blond, golden, and her blue eyes caressed the statues. She was wearing a black dress and a glasslike necklace that could have been made of diamonds or cheap quartz, even drops of liquid life frozen in shining stones coming out of a dead sun. Continue Reading »

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Sep 09 2010

God’s Gut

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by Eduardo J. Carletti

To Gladys

Before the Gut things weren’t good. After the Gut everything changed. It’s not that they turned good afterwards, only different. The story of this thing, this entity everyone knows but nobody knows, is a story that may be very long if you want it to be so. Or very short. You can tell the whole of it just by saying: The Gut arrived and nothing was the same. Otherwise, as you’ll see below… Continue Reading »

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Sep 09 2010

Peak Time

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by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro

„Connection from Capella on the line. It’s the governess of the Elves in this sector of the Periphery. You know what she wants, right?“

„Unfortunately, I do. Let’s leave her on hold.“

„She won’t be at all happy about this further human discourtesy.“ The master program of the Agency changed the pitch of its telepathic flux in the end of the last sentence it emitted to the brain of its human mate, in order to emulate the slightly hysterical tone of a lady-elf. Continue Reading »

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Okt 26 2009

Welcome to InterNova

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Latest uploads, May 31., 2013:

In the fiction section:

Harper Hull (USA): A Symphony of Drones

Luke Jackson (England): The Saving Power

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil): Patriotic Crimes


Uploads, February 16., 2013:

In the fiction section:

Gustavo Bondoni (Argentina): An Elephant of a Different Color

Ahmed A. Khan (Canada): The Presonic Man

Shweta Narayan (India): Kohl-lined

Aleksandar Žiljak (Croatia): Sex and the Deap-Sea Anglerfish

In the Spanish section:

Luis Ángel Cofiño (Spain): La manzana de Newton

Víctor Miguel Gallardo Barragán (Spain): Lo que significa tu nombre

José Antonio Suárez (Spain): La Jaula

Uploads, January 5., 2013:

In the fiction section:

Charkrienorrathip (Thailand): Cataclysm

Thorsten Küper (Germany): Haptic

Cyril Simsa (England): Poorly Formulated Questions 


Uploads, October 16., 2012:

In the fiction section:

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil): Secondary Mission

Nick Pollotta (USA): Raw Terra

In the nonfiction section:

Sabina Theo (Bulgaria): An Interview with Mike Resnick 


Uploads, September 18., 2012:

In the fiction section:

Swapnil Bharitya Arnie (USA): The Rhythm of Nature

Helmuth W. Mommers (Germany): Rest in Peace

In the nonfiction section:

Sven Klöpping (Germany): An Interview with Jean-Claude Dunyach


Uploads, August 28., 2012:

In the fiction section:

Win Lyovarin (Thailand): The Other Side of the Black Hole

Alexander Marcos Osias (Philippines): Oplan Sanction

In the nonfiction section:

Jean-Claude Dunyach (France): The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To French Science Fiction


Uploads, July 3rd, 2012:

In the fiction section:

Benjamin Kensey (England): Under Earthless Skies

Khristo Poshtakov (Bulgaria): The Power of the Plea

In the nonfiction section:

Ralph Doege (Germany): An Interview With Justin Isis

Uploads, March 30., 2012:

In the fiction section:

David Hontiveros (Philippines): Kaming Mga Seroks

Justin Isis (Japan): The Willow 

Michael K. Iwoleit (Germany): The End of All Days 

Uploads, March 4., 2012:

In the fiction section:

Jean-Claude Dunyach (France): Paranamanco 

Guy Hasson (Israel): A Good Ending 

Justin Isis (Japan): Some Notes on the Artwork of Chris Wilhelm 

Liam Kruger (South Africa): Closing Time 


Uploads, December 27., 2011:

For the last time this year we present five new uploads in the fiction section. We wish all our readers a happy new year. Thanks for reading and hope to see you all again next year!

Valentin D. Ivanov (Bulgaria): A Job Interview

Uwe Post (Germany):

Alex Smith (South Africa): Life Without Z

Aleksandar Žiljak (Croatia): Price of Freedom and Troglobiont


Uploads, November 5., 2011:

Dear readers, we’re sorry that so much time went by between this and the last upload. The work at the German Nova 18 and the reorganization of our team after Ronald M. Hahn left the editorial board made a delay inevitable. But now we’re back with the long-promised Cyberpunk special. We have just uploaded in the fiction section six contemporary Cyberpunk stories from five countries:

Michael Haulica (Romania): Rons, Socketers and Knots

Frank Hebben (Germany); Memories

Vladimir Hernandez (Cuba): Semiotics for Wolves

Sven Klöpping (Germany): The Dope Machine

Zoran Krusvar (Croatia): Rentals

Richard Kunzmann (South Africa): Lost in Recollection


Uploads, Juli 26., 2011:

In the fiction section:

Gustavo Bondoni (Argentina): Pride and Joy

Guy Hasson (Israel): Generation E: The Emoticon Generation

Achmed Khammas (Germany): Light

Uploads, Juli 14., 2011:

In the fiction section:

Achmed Khammas (Germany): Dreams at Dusk

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil): Xochiquetzal and the Vengeance Fleet

Juan Antonio Fernández Madrigal (Spain): The Apprentice’s Kaleidoskop

Uploads, May 15., 2011:

In the fiction section:

Sergio Gaut vel Hartman (Argentina): Contaminated People

Sven Klöpping (Germany): The City Under the Seas

Steve Stanton (Canada): Mark of the Beast

Uploads, May 15., 2011:

In the fiction section:

Robert Derie (USA): Three-Fingered Joe

Sergio Gaut vel Hartman (Argentina): The Castaway

Ahmed A. Khan (Canada): A Sort of Peace

Uploads, March 30., 2011:

In the fiction section:

Eduardo Gallego & Guillem Sánchez (Spain): I Though I Saw a Pussycat

Bruno Vitiello (Italy): Watch Your Colors

Nir Yaniv (Israel): VegeScan

In the nonfiction section:

Ahmed A. Khan (Canada): Islamic SF: An Overview

Uploads, March 9., 2011:

In the fiction section:

Sergio Gaut Vel Hartman (Argentina): Russian Dolls

Chuck McKenzie (Australia): Alien Space Nazis Must Die!

Helmuth W. Mommers (Germany): Like a Fly Caught in a Web

Uploads, January 30., 2011

In the ficton section:

Eduardo Gallego & Guillem Sánchez (Spain): Feeding the Thirsty

Nnedi Okorafor (USA): The Popular Mechanic

L.H. Oldie (Ukraine): Dionysus‘ Laughter

In the nonfiction section:

Arvind Mishra/Manish Mohan Gore: Science Fiction in Hindi – A Critic’s View

Uploads, December 22., 2010

As the last uploads this year – and kind of an introduction of the local scene where the InterNova project originated – we present a small special on current German science fiction, featuring:

In the fiction section:

Frank W. Haubold: The Eternal Song

Frank Hebben: Imperium Germanium

Michael K. Iwoleit: The Last Days of Eternity

In the nonfiction section:

Michael K. Iwoleit: Some Remarks on Current German Science Fiction

Uploads, November 22., 2010

In the fiction section

Claudia De Bella (Argentina): Amoité

Chuck McKenzie (Australia): Confessions of a Pod Person

Bruno Vitiello (Italy): Countdown

In the nonfiction section we republish the two editorials of InterNova 1 & 2 which, we think, are of some historic interest for the readers of our magazine.

Uploads, October 31., 2010

In the fiction section:

Milena Benini (Croatia): As Time Goes By

Guido Eekhaut (Belgium): A Conspiracy

Vandana Singh (India): The Tetrahedron

Uploads, October 6th,2010

In the fiction section:

Roberto de Sousa Causo (Brazil): The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen (Finland): Those Were the Days

Anil Menon (India): Vermillion

Yan Wu (China): Mouse Pad

In the nonfiction section:

Roberto de Sousa Causo (Brazil): Notes on Science Fiction and Fantasy in Latin America

Daniel Salvo (Peru): An Introduction to Science Fiction in Peru

Uploads, September 9th, 2010

In the fiction section:

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil): Peak Time

Eduardo J. Carletti (Argentina): God’s Gut

Arthur Goldstuck (South Africa): The Fabulous Yesterdays

Aleksandar Ziljak (Croatia): What Colour Is the Wind?

Eric Brown (England): Thursday’s Child

Sven Klöpping (Germany): Let’s Talk About Death, Baby

In the classic section:

Lino Aldani (Italy): Red Rhombuses

Renato Pestriniero (Italy): The People in the Painting

In the nonfiction section:

Richard Kunzmann (South Africa): The Eclipse of a Genre and the Birth of a Nova

Lavie Tidhar (Israel): Science Fiction, Globalization, and the People’s Republic of China

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