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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

entry arrow11:06 PM | Charles and Mia Edit a Philippine Speculative Fiction Sampler

I should have blogged about this days ago when Mia Tijam herself announced it while on vacation here in Dumaguete with [name withheld]. But so many things happen from day to day, and sometimes you just don't want to blog about anything.

In any case, this is a good project that needs trumpeting: a sampler of some of the speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) by Filipino writers that are being published locally and abroad -- a "selection of stories that," co-editor Charles Tan writes in his introduction, "both Filipinos and readers abroad can appreciate."

I'm honored to be part of the sampler, alongside Dean Francis Alfar, M.R.R. Arcega, F.H. Batacan, Douglas Candano, Michael A.R. Co, Khavn De La Cruz, Pocholo Goitia, Francezca C. Kwe, Apol Lejano-Massebieau, and Vincent C. Sales.

And the blogs abroad are responding! How cool is that! Futurismic takes note. And so do SF Signal and BoingBoing.

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