Manila Book Launch: Philippine Speculative Fiction, vol. 3

By some cosmic turn of fate, dear blog readers, the story that won the Juked Fiction Contest was included in a new volume of Philippine Speculative Fiction, vol. 3, edited by Dean Alfar. Alas, if only self could fly to Manila and ditch all! But, struggling writers must keep sharp eye on their bank balances, especially now that The Economist had on a recent cover a picture of a swimmer (representing the American economy) and beneath it, a shark (representing the imminent recession). Meaning, this time next year, either a) hubby will be out of a job; or b) self will not be able to land any more part-time teaching assignments; or c) son will graduate from Cal Poly and have no job. (Once again, I digress)

Below, details of the Manila book launch, from editor Dean Alfar:

Just a quick note to remind you that the book launch for Philippine Speculative Fiction III is set for December 8th, 4PM at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street (at the basement theater). Make sure to be there if you’re in the country! If you aren’t, kindly send over a representative.

We’ll have a simple program (intros of the authors and some readings) and some food (sorry, the money went to publishing the antho!).

Please come and bring your barangay (so they’ll buy the book!)

You can also claim your contributor’s copies of the antho there.

If for some reason you can’t make it, kindly let me know.

Otherwise – see you then!


Dean Francis Alfar


  1. Cliff Burns said,

    November 26, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Greetings from a Canadian speculative fiction colleague. Best of luck with the launch of your new anthology and I hope it draws more attention to the fine writers from your part of the world. The more diversity the fields of the fantastic offer, the more voices, the richer and deeper the various genres will become…

  2. November 26, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Hello, thanks so much for stopping by. There’s a really strong group of speculative fiction writers in the Philippines now, at least I see their work when I visit home.

    And I do believe Neil Gaiman has even judged a few contests over there. So, yes, we are on the map, finally!

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