Ebook Launch: Philippine Speculative Fiction volumes 3 and 4

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On May - 29 - 2012

Continuing the digitization of the first and longest running Philippine published speculative fiction anthology, volumes 3 and 4 of the Philippine Speculative Fiction anthology have now been released by Flipside Digital Content.¬† (Volumes 1 and 2 were released¬† in April.) I remember PSF4 very well, because it’s the first PSF launch I attended. It’s also the first anthology I attempted to review (never did finish it, but here are parts one, two, and three.)

Here are the descriptions and TOCs from Amazon:

PHILIPPINE SPECULATIVE FICTION 3 (Dean Alfar, Editor.)

A diet drug gone wrong; A boy born with winged feet; A murder mystery set in a refrigerator. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series are anthologies that showcase the rich variety of Philippine literature: between these covers you will find magic realism next to science fiction, traditional fantasy beside slipstream, and imaginary worlds rubbing shoulders with alternate Philippine history — demonstrating that the literature of the fantastic is alive and well in the Philippines.

Contributors include:

  • MRR Arcega
  • FH Batacan
  • Joanna Paula Cailas
  • Ian Rosales Casocot
  • Dominique Cimafranca
  • Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon
  • Timothy Dimacali
  • Andrew Drilon
  • Raymond Falgui
  • Sarge Lacuesta
  • Apol Lejano-Massebieau
  • Joseph Nacino
  • Alexander Marcos Osias
  • Elyss Punsalan
  • Rodello Santos
  • Yvette Natalie U. Tan
  • Charles Tan
  • Mia Tijam
  • Marianne Villanueva
  • Alfred A. Yuson

[PSF 4 after the cut.]

PHILIPPINE SPECULATIVE FICTION 4 (Dean Alfar and Nikki Alfar, Editors.)

A comic book fan gets his wish; A woman’s quest for the perfect man; Diseases sold over the Internet. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series are anthologies that showcase the rich variety of Philippine literature: between these covers you will find magic realism next to science fiction, traditional fantasy beside slipstream, and imaginary worlds rubbing shoulders with alternate Philippine history — demonstrating that the literature of the fantastic is alive and well in the Philippines.

Stories from this series have been included in the Honorable Mentions list from The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror edited by Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant.

“Volume 4 of the series is, in my humble opinion, the best yet in the series. It contains 24 stories by both new and more established writers.” – World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford

Contributors include:

  • Ronald Cruz
  • Charles Tan
  • Jose Elvin Bueno
  • Kenneth Yu
  • Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  • Maryanne Moll
  • Carljoe Javier
  • Joseph Nacino
  • Paolo Jose Cruz
  • Adam David
  • Erica Gonzales
  • Anne Lagamayo
  • Vincent Simbulan
  • Eliza Victoria
  • Leo Magno
  • Noel Tio
  • Celestine Trinidad
  • Isabel Yap
  • Monique Francisco
  • Kathleen Aton-Osias
  • Sharmaine Galve
  • Crystal Gain Shangkuan Koo
  • Andrew Drilon
  • Apol Lejano-Massebieau

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