Ebook Launch: Philippine Speculative Fiction volumes 1 and 2

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On April - 12 - 2012

The Philippine Speculative Fiction series is the first and longest running Philippine published speculative fiction anthology, but while it has achieved critical success, the limited print runs have made the books, particularly the earlier volumes, difficult to find (volume 1 in particular has been sold out for-ever). This is especially true for anyone who doesn’t live in the Metro Manila area, and all the more for those who live outside the Philippines.

Fortunately, the publishers/editors of the series have reached an agreement with Flipside Digital Content to re-release the series in digital form. As of today, the first two volumes (both edited by Dean Francis Alfar) are available on Amazon.com and Flipreads, at very attractive prices:

  • Philippine Speculative Fiction vol. 1 – US$0.99 on Amazon, PHP 80.00 on Flipreads (epub)
  • Philippine Speculative Fiction vol. 2 - US$3.99 on Amazon, PHP 195.00 on Flipreads (epub)

If you’re missing these books from your PSF set, or if you’ve been waiting for the right time to try the series out, here’s the perfect opportunity. Complete table of contents for both volumes after the cut. If you want to read a sample story, I reprinted Yvette Tan’s “The Child Abandoned” from PSF2 in Usok #1. Read it here.


  • Jan’s Door * Cyan Abad-Jugo
  • The Doppler Effect * Tyron Caliente
  • Tendresse * Andrew Drilon
  • Lovelore * Francezca C. Kwe
  • EmberWild * Nikki Alfar
  • Walking Backwards * Joseph Nacino
  • New Wave Days * Angelo R. Lacuesta
  • The Maiden and the Crocodile * Dean Francis Alfar
  • The Coward’s Quest * Jay Steven Uy Anyong
  • Room Three * Pauline Orendain
  • Instructions on How to Disappear * Gabriela Lee
  • The Pepe Report * Ian Rosales Casocot
  • In the Arms of Beishu * Vincent Michael Simbulan
  • An Introduction to the Luminescent * J. Pocholo Martin Goitia
  • The Family that Eats Soil * Khavn
  • Regiment * Sean Uy
  • The Catalogue of the Damned * K. Mandigma
  • The Life and Death of Hermes Uy * Douglas L. Candano


  • The Child Abandoned * Yvette Natalie U. Tan
  • Waiting for Victory * Michael A. R. Co
  • Snippets * Kate Aton-Osias
  • The Sign of the Cross * Russell Stanley Q. Geronimo
  • First Contact * Joseph F. Nacino
  • Clutter * Madeline Rae Ong
  • Hundreds Upon Hundreds of Forgotten Memories Will Suddenly Appear When She Finally Decides To Leave What Could Only Be Called Mistakes In Her Life, And At This Precise Moment She Will Have Realized That All The Time She Can Spare Is Long Lost And Will Never Be Returned * Allan B. Lopez
  • Six from Downtown * Dean Francis Alfar
  • How Saint Miko and I Ruined the Apocalypse * Andrew Drilon
  • Feasting * Joshua L. Lim So
  • Borealis * Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  • Gunsaddled * Alexander Marcos Osias
  • Waiting for Agua de Mayos * Mia Tijam
  • Witch * Jessi Albano
  • What You See Is Not What You Get * Vincent Michael Simbulan
  • V.A., or The One True Agency for the Search of Disappeared Gods and Mythical Heroes * Oscar Bryan Alvarez
  • Re-Genesis * Jonathan Jimena Siason
  • Just Another Ghost Story * Apol Lejano-Massebieau
  • Bearing Fruit * Nikki Alfar


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