O que dizem lá fora…

 

JAMES PATRICK KELLY (WRITER)

“Any readers fluent in Portuguese out there in Friendville? VOLLÜSPA is a beautiful new anthology of sf from Portugal just published by Correio Do Fantástico who are the folks behind Dagon Magazine. You can check out some clever flash about the book here.http://correiodofantastico.wordpress.com/volluspa/

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IAN R. MACLEOD (Writer)

“Here’s a rather lovely cover of “Volluspa” which the (Portuguese) editor shared with me recently. Such a shame I can’t read Portuguese…”

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WORLD SF BLOG

(LAVIE TIDHAR)

“This week, Charles Tan interviews Portuguese editor Roberto Mendes about his new anthology, Vollüspa, genre fiction in Portugal, and more!”

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NOSF (NEVER ORDINARY SOMETIMES FANTASTIC)

Página Oficial do Fandom Croata

“One of the aims of the forthcoming Eurocon in Zagreb ( Kontakt ) is the gathering of fans and their better acquaintance with the creativity and fandom of other countries. Therefore we organize special programs in which representatives of individual countries can introduce themselves as well as their authors. Vollüspa, unfortunately, will not be presented here by the Portuguese Fandom, but they have struggled to tell us something about them and their new anthology …”

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EUROCON OFFICIAL PAGE

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(…) This anthology, inspired by Nordic legends and Norse mythology, has a goals of revitalizing the Portuguese speculative fiction scene, as well as giving all SF authors from Portugal a chance to express themselves. Vollüspa offers a journey into the fantastic, the reader can experience the history of the last vampire, watch the fall of Rome, hear the sounds of a song that touches the souls in a very special way, be pushed to the limit by the mythical figure of death, travel to the sky discovering its secrets or celebrate artificial Christmas (…)


SFERACON OFFICIAL PAGE

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DARK WOLF’S FANTASY REVIEWS

“The Poetic Edda” inspired plenty of works of fiction and continues to inspire. One such new project is a Portuguese anthology of short stories, titled “Vollüspa”, edited by Roberto Mendes with precise goals of revitalizing the Portuguese speculative fiction scene and giving a chance to the science fiction, fantasy and horror local authors to express themselves. But Roberto Mendes, the editor of “Vollüspa”, doesn’t wish to stop here. He wants to make “Vollüspa” a constant presence on the Portuguese speculative fiction market through a series of such anthologies.
The first “Vollüspa” anthology offers a journey into the fantastic, the reader can experience the history of a last vampire, receive messages from machines that write alone, watch the fall of Rome, hear the sounds of a song that touches the souls in a very special way, be pushed to the limit by the mythical figure of death, travel to the sky discovering its secrets or celebrate an artificial Christmas. 2 horror, 5 science fiction and 8 fantasy stories are the reader’s invitations to this journey:
“Eternity” by João Ventura (Science Fiction)
“Christmas®” by Carlos Silva (Science Fiction)
“The Little Guide of Heaven, by Tristan de Sapincourt” by Afonso Cruz (Science Fiction)
“The Fall of Rome, before the soap opera” by Luís Filipe Silva (Science Fiction)
“Genesis – Apocalypse” by Roberto Mendes (Science Fiction)
“Life is a Dream” by José Manuel Morais (Horror)
“The Evil in our Rio” by José Pedro Lopes (Horror)
“The Machine” by Álvaro de Sousa Holstein (Fantasy)
“The Chord of Souls” by Carina Portugal (Fantasy)
“The Fall” by Carla Ribeiro (Fantasy)
“The Last” by Joel Puga (Fantasy)
“The Room” by Marcelina Gama Leandro (Fantasy)
“While Sleeping” by Nuno Gonçalo Poças (Fantasy)
“A Question of Place” by Pedro Ventura (Fantasy)
“Red” by Regina Catarino (Fantasy)

 

NOVAFANTASIA

Vollüspa é unha escolma de contos portugueses de xénero fantástico publicada recentemente pola Hugo Mota Editora e na que se dan cita da man do seu antoloxista, Roberto Mendes, histórias novas e vellas, autores novos e veteráns, das tres principais pólas do xénero fantástico: a ficción científica, o terror e mais a fantasía (…)

(…) Vollüspa é ao cabo unha boa nova sen dúbida para a literatura en xeral, que precisa de que a fantasía lle forneza da irrealidade que todos procuramos cando decidimos mergullar-nos nas páxinas dun libro.

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ELBAKIN

Dans la catégorie recueil de nouvelles que nous ne retrouverons jamais par chez nous, je demande aujourd’hui… Volüspá, une anthologie… portugaise, comme son nom ne l’indique pas.
Chapeauté par Roberto Mendes, le but avoué de ce recueil est de revitaliser la scène locale des auteurs de l’imaginaire, en leur offrant ce champ d’expression. En principe, d’autres volumes sont en effet prévus. Si le titre s’inspire de l’Edda poétique, c’est bien justement en tant que symbole d’inspiration.
En attendant, vous pouvez retrouver ci-dessous le sommaire, même si le recueil lui-même est bien évidemment en portugais.

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SENSE OF WONDER

Roberto Mendes has contacted me to let me know of Vollüspa, an anthology of Portuguese Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror that he has edited and that has been recently published. The book includes stories by both new authors and established writers such as Luís Filipe Silva, Pedro Ventura and Afonso Cruz.
The image for the amazing cover was created by Portuguese illustrator Augusto Peixoto and the cover design and lettering were responsibility of a Portuguese Web Designer, Rafael Mendes. It sure looks wonderful!

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