About the Internet Review of Science Fiction
The Internet Review of Science Fiction started in 2004 with the goal of creating a forum for the serious exploration of the literature of the fantastic. For six years, IRoSF published intelligent articles, essays, interviews, reviews, and criticism to illuminate the most interesting and important work in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. The final issue was February, 2010.
Along the way we also added elements that explored the history and culture of the genre, including convention reports, obituaries, and bibliographies.
Many people asked how do you pronounce "IRoSF"? Well, we pronounced it: "Eye-Row-Es-Ef." However, there may also be more than one way to expand the acronym: we also like, "The International Review of Science Fiction" because there is one thing the Internet does brilliantly and that is cross traditional barriers. We were particularly interested in material that brings to light worthy works outside the British/American genre.
Yet another expansion might have been: "The Internet Review of Speculative Fiction." Speculative Fiction tends to sound pretentious, and yet, we're interested in more than just rockets and physicists. We really were interested in the full realm of material that can be called 'speculative.'
The final site design was introduced in the Summer of 2007. The logo and rocket image was designed by Adrian Bourne.