Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology by Charles Tan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I enjoyed the stories in this anthology, with Kristine Ong Muslim’s “Chinese Zodiac” (a series of flash fiction pieces directly or indirectly connected to each sign of the Chinese Zodiac) and Crystal Koo’s “The Perpetual Day” (a story of a Binondo that literally cannot sleep) as my definite favorites. These are the stories that I wanted to discuss with everyone immediately after I read them.
There are a lot of weird/horror tales in this collection. Other stories that I liked: Andrew Drilon’s “Two Women Worth Watching”, Isabel Yap’s “Pure”, Tin Lao’s “Dimsum”, Fidelis Tan’s “The Stranger at my Grandmother’s Wake”, and Erin Chupeco’s “Ho-We”.
PS I really love the cover.