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The Best of the Philippine Speculative Fiction: 2005-2010

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Between these covers are the best short stories of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and genres in-between, selected from the first five years of the Philippine Speculative Fiction annuals. Step through the portal and explore worlds old and new and experience the power of the literature of the imagination as crafted by Filipino authors.
Paperback, First Edition, 361 pages
Published 2013 by The University of the Philippines Press
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Led
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Alfar's outstanding The Kite of Stars and Other Stories was the force (spurred by 'add to cart' convenience) that permitted a copy from UP Press to arrive at my door.

Of thoughts in reality, I'm not one to entertain what-if's but it is a different case reading fiction. Anticipating the takes on these 30 SpecFic stories, I expected some to set aswang and encanto loose in the modern world – and it did! Plus more others. A few themes now exploited in screens (consider, stories were published ca
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Lew
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a kid, I grew up reading speculative fiction from writers who were predominantly white and European or American-centric: Anne McCaffrey, Agatha Christie, Harry Turtledove, etc. Never did I see characters like myself, a Filipino American, represented in the genres I loved so much.

It's only recently that I've begun to discover Filipino/a and Fil-Am writers who have been blazing trails in western publishing, writers like Alyssa Wong, Isabel Yap, and the famous husband/wife duo of Dean Francis an
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S.B. Wright
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very good collection showcasing the depth and versatility of the Filipino speculative fiction community. My full review will appear in the next issue of International Speculative fiction magazine.
Red Sea
This is a reread from the first time I've read this through.

This was my first official introduction to Philippine Speculative Fiction, not including that discussion we had of it in our literature class.

I bought it initially because of the eye-catching cover, but I'll be rereading it throughout the years because of the stories between the covers.

Definitely one of my favorite anthologies ever.
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