It’s a shiny new year, and I don’t know about you guys, but I’m excited to start my 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge.Feel free to follow me and set your own reading target.
Also, I’m looking for new Asia-Pacific fantasy fiction books, anthologies, or short stories to share here on The Insignia Series blog. Please post a link in the comments or email me at: email@example.com if you can recommend a good book or author!
This weeks book recommendation is ‘Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction’ 2005-2010′, edited by Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar. There are more volumes in the Philippine Speculative Fiction series available on Amazon as well. Volume 9 was published in October 2014.
Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010
The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are all born to a Filipino family; an aswang nanny passes on her powers to her young gay ward; a family’s freezer gets a surprise visitor; a young boy discovers how his brother turns into a superhero locked in an eternal struggle with the Forces of Chaos; a company makes a fortune selling diseases. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series showcases 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.
This anthology is a collection of what the editors consider thirty of the best stories from the first five volumes of Philippine Speculative Fiction, published from 2005 to 2010.
Do you write Asian fantasy? We’re still looking for a few more stories for our Southeast Asian fantasy themed anthology. Deadline is January 31 so there’s still time to write a piece or finish off a wip! We’re also interested in reprints.