psf7 now on amazon + alternative alamat on sale + vote for your favorite books!

Philippine Speculative Fiction 7 is now available for online purchase on Amazon, and it is now slowly climbing up the rankings.

Book Description

Publication Date: July 23, 2012

A heartbroken youth discovers the first woman, Maganda, in a garden. The youngest, most beautiful of ten siblings gets sold as a bride to a Tiq’Barang. A segment of the Filipino population suddenly transform to look like American celebrities. 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.

This volume includes:

All the Best of Dark and Bright by Victoria Isabel Yap

The Scrap Collectors by Arlynn Despi

East of the Sun by Dean Alfar

The Changes by Benito Vergara

Never Land by Mo Francisco

Chasers by Chris Mariano

The Call of the Chained God by Dariel Quiogue

Oblation by Paolo Chikiamco

The Love Spell by Edmond Julian dela Cerna

Sarsarita Time by Melissa Sipin

The Dragon’s Orb by Vincent Simbulan

All That We May See by Kenneth Yu

Faith in Fiction by James Constantino Bautista

The Day Nostalgia Swept Over a Town by F. Jordan Carnice

What You See by Ian Casocot

Pet by Kristine Ong Muslim

The Little Things the Datu Did by Andrew Drilon

The Commute to Paradiso by Charles Tan

What the Body Remembers by Tin Lao

username: tanglaw by Eliza Victoria

The Likeness of God by Crystal Koo

The Nature of Apocalypse by Joseph Montecillo

Bastard Sword by Nikki Alfar

Mother of Monsters by Philip Corpuz

See you at the launch on Saturday at CBTL in Shangri-La! (This coincides with the National Children’s Book Awards in Taguig, but I’m going to Shang on July 28.)

Paolo Chikiamko and Hanna Buena’s High Society and Rocket Kapre’s Alternative Alamat are on sale right now for only 99 cents. This is in celebration of the two books being included in the list of nominees for the 2012 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards. Click on the link to vote! (I already did.)

Here are the final list of nominees for the first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards as of July 23, 2012. To vote for your favorite books, just head over to the online ballot and pick one book per category. Voting ends July 31, 2012.

For questions, send an email to filipinoreaderschoice(at) .

Children’s Picture Book

  • The Great Duck and Crocodile Race by Robert Magnuson (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • Bee Safe by Joyce Piap-Go (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • Si Rosa Albina  by Virgilio S. Almario (2011, Adarna House)
  • Oh Mateo 13: Tree for all by Grace Chong (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • The Luckiest Girl in the World by May Tobias-Papa (2010, Insular)
  • Ang Ambisyosong Istetoskop by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan (2011, Adarna House)
  • But That Won’t Wake Me Up by Annie and Anelka Lumbao (2010, Adarna House)
  • Ay Naku! by Reni Roxas (2010, Tahanan Books)
  • A for Adobo by Nelson Agustin (2010, Tahanan Books)
  • Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok 16: Aha! May Allergy Ka Pala! by Luis P. Gatmaitan (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • Ang Tuta ni Noe by Virgilio S. Almario (2010, Adarna)
  • How Long Til September by Tanya Sevilla-Simon (2010, Adarna)
  •  Mahabang Mahabang Mahaba by Genaro Gojo Cruz (2010, Adarna)
  • When Color Came To Town by Susan dela Rosa Aragon (2010, Adarna)
  • Whuush! by Glenda Oris (2011, Adarna)
  • Dalawang Dagang Bulag by Rodolfo Desuasido (2011, Adarna)
  • Si Hinlalaki by Virgilio S. Almario (2011, Adarna)

Chick lit

  • Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra (2010, Self-published)
  • Table for Two by Marla Miniano (2010, Summit Books)
  • Love Your Frenemies by Mina V. Esguerra (2011, Self-published)
  • Fan Girl by Marla Miniano (2010, Summit Books)
  • Popped by Chinggay Labrador (2011, Summit Books)
  • One Crazy Summer by Ines Bautista-Yao (2011, Summit Books)

Novel in English

  • News of the Shaman by Karl R. De Mesa (2010, Visprint)
  • Super Panalo Sounds! by Lourd de Veyra (2011, UST Publishing House)
  •  Naermyth by Karen Francisco (2010, Visprint)
  •  Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (2010, Anvil)
  • Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (2010, Cacho House)

Novel in Filipino

  •  Lumbay ng Dila by Genevieve L. Asenjo (2010, C&E Publishing)
  • Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong (2010, Visprint)
  • Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong (2011, Visprint)
  • Sa Templo ni Tamilah by Mayette Mayuga (2011, Tapat Journal)
  • Always Have, Always Will by Belle Feliz (2011, Precious Hearts)
  • Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at ang Authobiography na Mali by Jun Cruz-Reyes (2011, Anvil)

Comics / Graphic novels

  • Angel Crush by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
  • Skyworld #3: Prodigal by Mervin Ignacio and Ian Sta. Maria (2011, Alamat)
  • Trese # 4: Last Seen After Midnight by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo (2011, Visprint)
  • High Society by Hannah Buena and Paolo Chikiamco (2011, Rocket Kapre and Flipside)
  • Love is in the Bag Volume 5 by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
  • Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan (2010/2011, SLG Publishing/National Bookstore)
  • Foldabots Chronicles Volume 1 by  Jomike Tejido and Jill Arwen Posadas (2011, Jomike Tejido)
  •  KikoMachine Komiks Blg6  by Manix Abera (2010, Visprint)
  • Weather-Weather Lang by Norby Ela (2010, NMN Creative)

Short story anthology

  •  Philippine Speculative Fiction 6 edited by Nikki Alfar and Kate Aton Osias (2011, Kestrel DDM)
  •  Alternative Alamat edited by Paolo Chikiamco (2011, Rocket Kapre and Flipside)
  • The Digest of Philippine Genre Stories: The Crime Issue by F.H. Batacan (2011, Kenneth Yu/Philippine Genre Stories)
  • The Secret of the Cave and Other Stories for Young Readers by Ed Maranan (2011, Anvil)

Essay anthology

  • Astigirl by Tweet Sering (2011, Astigirl Publishing)
  • Chulalongkorn’s Elephants by Ambeth Ocampo (2011, Anvil)
  • Showbiz Lengua by Jose Lacaba (2011, Anvil)
  • After the Storm by Elbert OR (2010, Anvil)
  •  It’s A Mens World by Bebang Siy (2011, Anvil)


  •  Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry by Khavn de la Cruz and Joel M. Toledo (2011, Antithesis Collective)
  • The El Bimbo Variations (3rd ed) by Adam David (2010, The Youth and Beauty Brigade)*
  • May Tiyanak sa Loob ng Aking Bag by Eugene Evasco (2011, Anvil)
  • Baha-Bahagdang Karupukan by Jim Pascual Agustin (2011, UST)
  • Alien to Any Skin by Jim Pascual Agustin (2011, UST)
  • Off the Beaten Track: Tulaan sa Tren 2 (2010, Vibal)

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