AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: CELESTINE TRINIDAD

It's been a little while since we shared an author interview, and with the release of Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles this week, it's the perfect time to meet some our SEA contributors! Celestine Trinidad has been an Insignia contributor since the early days, with her story 'Horse Feet' featured in Southeast Asian Fantasy. She also... Continue Reading →

INS8 Excerpt #2: ‘King Anisika’ by Tetsuya Sato & Toshiya Kamei (translator)

  This second excerpt from 'Castles & Kimono' is from Japanese SFF author, Tetsuya Sato. Translated by Toshiya Kamei, it's a traditional-style Japanese piece and I'm proud to include it in the anthology. There was a short write-up about Tetsuya's story on the Japanese site Virtual Gorilla Plus recently  (in Japanese only): https://virtualgorillaplus.com/nobel/king-anisika-insignia/    'KING... Continue Reading →

Excerpt: ‘Kill/Switch’ by L. Chan

  Stolen memories and black market tech feature in L. Chan's intriguing story, 'Kill/Switch'. 'Kill/Switch' by L. Chan Excerpt: Harpold opened his eyes and stared at his dead face. Cheeks already chalk white; dry eyes forever staring at the ceiling. A memory interrogation rig was still pressed tight around the head of the corpse. He... Continue Reading →

Excerpt: ‘Untouchable’ by Sheenah Freitas

Here's an excerpt from returning contributor, Sheenah Freitas' Nepalese fantasy piece. Note: this is a flash story so the excerpt is shorter than others we've posted. 'Untouchable' by Sheenah Freitas Excerpt: In her earliest memory, she wanted to be a Kumari—they were one of the beautiful girls in Nepal worshipped for being the reincarnation of... Continue Reading →

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