Farthest Shore: 2 Weeks After

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On October - 16 - 2009

The Farthest Shore (Cover)

No, no, this is not some zombie-sequel–it’s been two weeks since the release of the Farthest Shore, and with the anthology being mentioned over at the Agony Column (thanks to Bibliophile Stalker, as always, fore the heads up) I thought it might be a good time to compile some linkage.

Filipinos in the Honorable Mentions List of the Year’s Best Horror

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On October - 16 - 2009

As seen on the PGS Blog. Congratulations everyone!

Wonderful (and belated) news!

Three PGS contributors get Honorable Mentions for Best Horror Of The Year from esteemed editor Ellen Datlow. She put up her list last October 3, 2009, and I only saw it now (my thanks to Elyss Punsalan for pointing it out).

The three PGS contributors are:

Elyss Punsalan for “Thirty-Two” from Story Philippines, Volume 2.

Yvette Tan for “Seek Ye Whore” from the July issue of Rogue.

Apol Lejano-Massebieau for “Psychic Family” from Philippine Genre Stories 4.

Congratulations to you all! Thank you very much, Ms. Datlow!

My thanks too to The Bibliophile Stalker for sending PGS and other local fiction publications abroad!

PGS: Horror Issue Now Available

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On October - 14 - 2009

PGS Horror issue cover

It’s a happy day for fans of Philippine Speculative Fiction–most particularly for fans of Philippine Horror–as the long-awaited Horror Issue of the Digest of Philippine Genre Stories is now available at Comic Quest branches at Megamall and SM North EDSA (it will also be available soon at National Bookstore). Yvette Tan takes over as guest editor for this issue, and gathers stories from Dominique Cimafranca, Alex Paman, Charles Tan, Raymond G. Falgui, Sean Uy and Joseph Nacino

You can see a preview here, and an advance review here.

Charles Tan on io9 and “Spec Fic”

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On September - 19 - 2009

I think it bears mentioning that, a few days ago, a portion of an article by the Bibliophile Stalker, Charles Tan, was linked to by Charlie Jane Anders over at io9, a major SF news site, as its “Quote of the Day” for 16 September 2009. Charles’ full article, entitled “Speculative Fiction – The Genre without Limitations” can be found at his new column at the BSC Review.

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