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 →

Happy Release Day: ‘Insignia 2020’!

Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction features 9 short stories set in Japan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, and India, as well as 6 Chinese fantasy poems (by Mary Soon Lee). This collection of reprinted works comes from familiar Insignia Series authors, new Insignia Drabbles authors, and first-time contributors, Tutu Dutta and Sayo Onoda. Special thanks (always!) goes to Toshiya Kamei... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon! Insignia Books in Progress

Hey, how's everyone going? I've had my ups and downs during Lockdown, but Insignia projects are giving me a reason to get out of bed and get busy every day! I actually have THREE new anthologies in production: a second drabbles anthology; a new Insignia Series (Vol.8.) short story anthology; and a reprint collection for... Continue Reading →

August News

Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to our new blog followers! Well, it's been sweltering here in Japan for the past few weeks. We've had several days over forty degrees and still with high humidity! I'm ver glad I bought a new air-conditioner for my office this year. How's the weather where you guys are?... Continue Reading →

March News

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a good month so far and are looking forward to Easter. 🙂 I just wanted to do a quick post today for anyone who has missed seeing the new page updates in the past few weeks. 1) INSIGNIA: SOUTHEAST ASIAN FANTASY is on its way! I'm proofreading the book file... Continue Reading →

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