Social Networks:: http://twitter.com/Kenneth_Yu
Whether he admits it or not, Kyu (as he is fondly known) is one of the most prominent figures in Philippine Speculative Fiction. A graduate of Xavier School and the Ateneo de Manila, Kyu is a tennis aficionado and literacy advocate. He’s the publisher and editor of the Digest of Philippine Genre Stories, and his fiction has been published in The Town Drunk, the Philippine Graphic and AlienSkin magazine. The PGS blog is a daily staple for anyone interested in Philippine Spec Fic.
Birthday:: May 24, 1969
Hard to say, I read pretty much anything. I've been reading a lot of crime lately, though I did go through times when I read a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, as well as biographies and history.
As much of a reading-nut as I am, as much as I’m a fan of many books, series, authors, created worlds, I’m a certified idiot for tennis. You know that movie, Fever Pitch, where Jimmy Fallon plays a crazy Red Sox baseball fan? That’s me, except my sport is tennis. At least–at least–for eight weeks a year, during the four majors, my mind turns to tennis mush, and I forget much else. I’m able to dial it down for the other tournaments (but not by a lot), but during the majors, I can’t help but watch. I’ve been this way since I was a kid, go figure. Even if the match is boring, I’d prefer the TV on. The sound of play, live or on the screen, is comforting to me, and I’ve read many books to the thwack of balls being hit on court when play becomes uninteresting. I promise, I’m pretty normal the rest of the year, but a surefire way to engage me in conversation is to bring up tennis
Futureland, Walter Mosley
Body of Work
- “Here Is The Day”, The Philippines Free Press, June 30, 2007, Editor: Sarge Lacuesta
- “When You Let It Go”, The Philippines Free Press, June 30, 2007, Editor: Sarge Lacuesta
- “A Boy And His Bat”, Philippines Graphic, October 22, 2007, Editor: Adrian Cristobal
- “House 1.0“, The Town Drunk, November 2007, Editor: Brit Marschalk
- “Little Hands, Little Feet“, AlienSkin Magazine, August 2008, Editor: Kay Patterson
- “By The Water”, The Philippines Free Press, September 6, 2008, Editor: Sarge Lacuesta
- “Beats”, Philippine Speculative Fiction IV, February 2009, Editors: Nikki and Dean Alfar
- “Lost For Words,” Fantasy Magazine, 2009 Halloween Flash Fiction Contest winner, Contest Moderator: Rae Bryant
- “Mouths To Speak, Voices To Sing“, Usok, November 2009, Publisher and Editor: Paolo Chikiamco
- “The Sparrows Of Climaco Avenue”, Ruin And Resolve Charity Anthology, December 2009, Publisher and Editor: Paolo Chikiamco
- “Singing”, Philippines Graphic, January 18, 2010, Editor: Marra PL. Lanot
- “Cherry Clubbing”, 3rd place, 3rd Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards, published in “Revelations”, 17 March 2010
- “The Sparrows Of Climaco Avenue”, Philippine Speculative Fiction V, April 2009, Editors: Nikki Alfar and Vin Simbulan
- “Beats”, reprint for Best Of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2009, May 2009, Publisher and Editor: Charles Tan
- “Oplan: Bleach”, Philippines Graphic, July 26, 2010, Editor: Joel Salud
- “The Sparrows Of Climaco Avenue” (podcast), Pakinggan Pilipinas, August 2010, Publisher and Editor: Elyss Punsalan
- “Spider Hunt“, Aurora Wolf, August 2010, Publisher: Michael C. Pennington, Editor: Linda Manning
- “The Concierto Of Señor Lorenzo”, October 2010, Innsmouth Free Press, Publisher: Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Editor: Paula R. Stiles
- “Spider Hunt”, Aurora Wolf 3 (print anthology), Aurora Wolf, Publisher: Michael C. Pennington
- “Cherry Clubbing”, D.O.A. (print anthology), Blood Bound Books, Publisher and Editor: Marc Ciccarone
Samples of Work
- “Mouths To Speak, Voices To Sing”, Usok #1.
- “House 1.0”, The Town Drunk.
- “Little Hands, Little Feet”, AlienSkin Magazine.
- “Lost for Words“, contest winner at Fantasy Magazine.
- “Beats”, Best Of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2009
- “Spider Hunt“, Aurora Wolf
- “The Concierto Of Señor Lorenzo”, Innsmouth Free Press
Interviews / News
- Interview with Yvette Tan for Tulay Magazine
- Interview with Ruel De Vera for the Philippine Daily Inquirer
- Interview with Adam David for “an exercise in youthful blasphemy” [Part 1] [Part 2]