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 →

Author Spotlight: EISUKE AIKAWA

  It's my honor to introduce Eisuke Aikawa, contributor to our newly-released anthology, Japanese Fantasy Drabbles. Born in Chiba in 1977, Eisuke Aikawa is a writer based in Fukuoka. He has published two collections of short stories, Hiking (2017) and Kumo wo hanareta tsuki (2018). His short fiction has appeared in venues such as Bungakukai,... Continue Reading →

INSTINCTS #1: A Haiku by Stewart C. Baker

  Today we're sharing the first poetry contribution to our new online series,  Instincts: Asian Speculative Poetry. ('Instincts' for short). Haiku are wonderful expressions of thought and beauty: adding speculative elements is especially difficult in this form, so I love the creativity of this piece. And if you're into haiku, you'll get the frog reference...... Continue Reading →

SALE! Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week

It's Read an Ebook Week again over at Smashwords! It's an awesome chance to stock up on free and discounted ebooks by your favorite indie authors. We're offering volumes 1-3 of The Insignia Series for FREE this week! And volumes 4-6 are 50% OFF! Just enter the coupon code (found on each book page) at... 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 →

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