Here are the tables of contents for two new abthologies of Philippine speculative fiction…

Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 3

Edited by Dean Francis Alfar

A diet drug gone wrong; A boy born with winged feet; A murder mystery set in a refrigerator. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series are anthologies that showcase 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.

Stories from this series have been included in the Honorable Mentions list from The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror edited by Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant.

“[I] have been impressed with the quality of the fiction and the scope of it — quiet, personal stories of the fantastic, real science fiction, tales based on traditional Philippine folklore and mythology, structurally experimental pieces, and humorous commentaries on life in the 21st century.” – World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford

  1. “The Singer’s Man” by MRR Arcega
  2. “Keeping Time” by FH Batacan
  3. “Hamog” by Joanna Paula Cailas
  4. “The Flicker” by Ian Rosales Casocot
  5. “Facester” by Dominique Cimafranca
  6. “Frozen Delight” by Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon
  7. “Sky Gypsies” by Timothy Dimacali
  8. “Peekli” by Andrew Drilon
  9. “The Datu’s Daughters” by Raymond Falgui
  10. “Reclamation” by Sarge Lacuesta
  11. “Pedro Diyego’s Homecoming” by Apol Lejano-Massebieau
  12. “Brigada” by Joseph Nacino
  13. “The Death and Rebirth of Nathaniel Alan Sempio” by Alexander Marcos Osias
  14. “Carmen and Josephine” by Elyss Punsalan
  15. “In Earthern Vessels” by Rodello Santos
  16. “Sidhi” by Yvette Natalie U. Tan
  17. “Urban Legends” by Charles Tan
  18. “The Ascension of Our Lady Boy” by Mia Tijam
  19. “The Hand” by Marianne Villanueva
  20. “The Music Child” by Alfred A. Yuson
Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 4

Edited by Nikki Alfar & Dean Francis Alfar

A comic book fan gets his wish; A woman’s quest for the perfect man; Diseases sold over the Internet. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series are anthologies that showcase 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.

Stories from this series have been included in the Honorable Mentions list from The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror edited by Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant.

“Volume 4 of the series is, in my humble opinion, the best yet in the series. It contains 24 stories by both new and more established writers.” – World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford

  1. “A League of Champions” by Ronald Cruz
  2. “A Retrospective on Diseases for Sale” by Charles Tan
  3. “All We Need is Five Meals a Day” by Jose Elvin Bueno
  4. “Beats” by Kenneth Yu
  5. “Breaking the Spell” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  6. “Breathing Space” by Maryanne Moll
  7. “Dino’s Awesome Adventure” by Carljoe Javier
  8. “Dreams of the Iron Giant” by Joseph Nacino
  9. “First of the Gang to Die” by Paolo Jose Cruz
  10. “From Abecediarya” by Adam David
  11. “Haya Makes A HUG” by Erica Gonzales
  12. “Hopscotch” by Anne Lagamayo
  13. “Mang Marcing and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by Vincent Simbulan
  14. “Parallel” by Eliza Victoria
  15. “Press Release” by Leo Magno
  16. “Revenge of the Tiktaks” by Noel Tio
  17. “Sky Blue” by Celestine Trinidad
  18. “The Dance of the Storm” by Isabel Yap
  19. “The Day That Frances, The Copywriter, Became God” by Monique Francisco
  20. “The Maiden’s Song” by Kathleen Aton-Osias
  21. “The Paranoid Style” by Sharmaine Galve
  22. “The Rooftops of Manila” by Crystal Gail Shangkuan Koo
  23. “The Secret Origin of Spin-Man” by Andrew Drilon
  24. “The Sewing Project” by Apol Lejano-Massebieau

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