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Anthology series: Philippine Speculative Fiction

Editors (alphabetically listed): Dean Francis Alfar  |  Nikki Alfar  | Andrew Drilon  |  Alex Osias  |  Kate Osias  |  Elyss

Punsalan  |  Vincent Michael Simbulan  |  Charles Tan

Language: English

Series: 2005 – present

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Bibliographic comments: Volumes 1–6 first appeared as print editions. Linked stories appear at the websites Anna Tambour,

Expanded Horizons (Internet Archive), Philippine Speculative Fiction Sampler (edited by Charles Tan) and Strange Horizons.

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Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 1

Dean Francis Alfar, ed.

2005

Library edition: April 2012, 2nd edition

Kestrel & Flipside

No ISBN

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  'Foreword to the 2012 editions' and Introduction by Dean Francis Alfar.

Fiction: Cyan Abad-Jugo, Jan's Door  //  Tyron Caliente, The Doppler Effect  //  Andrew Drilon, Tendresse  //

Francezca C. Kwe, Lovelore  //  Nikki Alfar, Emberwild  //  Joseph Nacino, Walking Backwards  //  Angelo R.

Lacuesta, New Wave Days  //  Dean Francis Alfar, L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)  //  Jay Steven Uy

Anyong, The Coward's Quest  //  Pauline Orendain, Room Three  // Gabriela Lee, Instructions on How to Disappear  

//  Ian Rosales Casocot, The Pepe Report  //  Vincent Michael Simbulan, In the Arms of Beishu  // J. Pocholo

Martin Goitia, An Introduction to the Luminescent  //  Khavn, The Family That Eats Soil  //  Sean Uy, Regiment  //  K.

Mandigma, The Catalogue of the Damned  // Douglas L. Candano, The Life and Death of Hermes Uy

Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 2

Dean Francis Alfar, ed.

2007

Library edition: April 2012, 2nd edition

Kestrel & Flipside

No ISBN

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  'Foreword to the 2012 editions' by Dean Francis Alfar, 'An Introduction in Four Parts, Tackling This and That' by

     Dean Francis Alfar.

Fiction: Michael A. R. Co, Waiting for Victory  //  Kate Aton-Osias, Snippets  //  Russell Stanley Q. Geronimo, The

Sign of the Cross  //  Yvette Natalie U. Tan, The Child Abandoned  //  Joseph F. Nacino, First Contact  //  Madeleine

Rae Ong, Clutter  //  Allan B. Lopez, Hundreds Upon Hundreds of Forgotten Memories Will Suddenly Appear When

She Finally Decides to Leave What Could Only Be Called Mistakes in Her Life, and at This Precise Moment She Will

Have Realized That All the Time She Can Spare Is Long Lost and Will Never Be Returned  //  Dean Francis Alfar, Six

from Downtown  //  Andrew Drilon, How Saint Miko and I Ruined the Apocalypse  //  Joshua L. Lim So, Feasting  //  

Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Borealis  //  Alexander Marcos Osias, Gunsaddled  //  Mia Tijam, Waiting for Agua de Mayos  

//  Jessi Albano, Witch  //  Vincent Michael Simbulan, What You See Is Not What You Get  //  Oscar Bryan Alvarez,

V.A., or the One True Agency for the Search of Disappeared Gods and Mythical Heroes  //  Jonathan Jimena Siason,

Re-Genesis  //  Apol Lejano-Massebieau, Just Another Ghost Story  //  Nikki Alfar, Bearing Fruit

Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 3

Dean Francis Alfar, Nikki Alfar, eds.

2007

Library edition: May 2012, 2nd edition

Kestrel & Flipside

No ISBN

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  'Foreword to the 2012 editions' by Dean Francis Alfar, Introduction by Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar.

Fiction: Apol Lebano-Massebieau, Pedro Diyego's Homecoming  //  F. H. Batacan, Keeping Time  //  Dominique

Cimafranca, Facester  //  Angelo R. Lacuesta, Reclamation  //  Raymond G. Falgui, The Datu's Daughters  //  Mia

Tijam, The Ascension of Our Lady Boy  //  Andrew Drilon, Peekli  //  Marianne Villanueva, The Hand  //  Joseph F.

Nacino, Brigada  //  M. R. R. Arcega, The Singer's Man  //  Joanna Paula L. Cailas, Hamog  //  Yvette Natalie U. Tan,

Sidhi  //  Alexander Marcos Osias, The Death and Rebirth of Nathaniel Alan Sempio  //  Rodello Santos, In Earthen

Vessels  //  Elyss G. Punsalan, Carmen and Josephine  //  Timothy James M. Dimacali, Sky Gypsies  // Ian Rosales

Casocot, The Flicker  //  Charles Tan, Urban Legends  //  Alfred A. Yuson, The Music Child  //  Marguerite Alcazaren

de Leon, Frozen Delight

Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 8

Dean Francis Alfar, Nikki Alfar, eds.

2013

Library edition: July 2013, 1st edition

Kestrel & Flipside

No ISBN

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  Introduction by Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar.

Fiction: Mo Francisco, Still Life  //  Laurence Roxas, The Fence  //  Kenneth Yu, One Morning at the Bank  //  Gabriela

Lee, Stations  //  Andrew Drilon, Freeborn in the City of Fallacies  //  G. Justin Hulog, Bulol  //  Eliza Victoria, A Fire

That Cannot Be Touched  //  Joseph De Guzman, The Homo Sapiens Upgrade Initiative  //  Joseph F. Nacino, A

Tikbalang in Europe  //  Maria Amparo Warren, Hands Within the Walls  //  Irwin Allen Rivera, Continuity  //  Vincent

Michael Simbulan, Graying  //  Timothy J. David, Kaleza  //  Catherine Batac Walder, A Princess, Sitting on a Teacup  

//  Alexander Osias, Highway Run  //  Crystal Koo, The Mayorga Collection  //  U.Z. Eliserio, The Midwife  //  Charles

Tan, Scions of the Oneiroi  // Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, The Turkish Seamstress in Ubec  //  Kate Osias, Rescuing

the Rain God

Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 10

Dean Francis Alfar, Nikki Alfar, eds.

2016

Library edition: April 2016, 1st edition

Flipside

ISBN 978-6-2141-0079-8

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  Introduction 'X Marks the Spot' by Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar.

Fiction: Alyssa Wong, Santos de Sampaguitas  //  Gabriela Lee, A Small Hope  //  Renz Christian Torres, The Owl

and the Hoopoe  //  Lakan Umali, Hunger  //  Rapunzel Tomacder, Fisher of Men  //  Richard Calayeg Cornelio,

Oblation  //  Joseph Anthony Montecillo, Night Predators of Niladan  //  A.J. Elicaño, IT Girl  // Kate Osias, When the

Gods Left  //  Noel Tio, Lamat  //  E.K. Gonzales, Soulless  //  Kenneth Yu, For Sale: Big-Ass Sword  //  Joel Pablo

Salud, The Dollmaker  //  Vincent Michael Simbulan, The Run to Grand Maharlika Station  //  Francis Gabriel

Concepcion, Children of the Stars  //  Andrew Drilon, The Last God of Cavite  //  Eliza Victoria, The Target  //  

Raymund P. Reyes, Marvin and the Jinni  //  Angelo R. Lacuesta, A Report  //  Cyan Abad-Jugo, Thunderstorm  //  

Jose Elvin Bueno, Self-Aware Characters in Telenova Endings  //  Alexander Marcos Osias, A Long Walk Home  //  

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Mene, Thecel, Phares

Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 5

Nikki Alfar, Vincent Michael Simbulan, eds.

2010

Library edition: July 2012, 2nd edition

Kestrel & Flipside

No ISBN

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  'Foreword to the 2012 editions' by Dean Francis Alfar, essay '2009: The Year in Review' by Vincent Michael

      Simbulan and Nikki Alfar.

Fiction: Kate Osias, The Goodlyf  //  Fidelis Angela C. Tan, Death and Noy  //  Isabel Yap, Sink  //  Joseph Anthony

Montecillo, New Toy  //  Dominique Gerald Cimafranca, Leg Men  //  Veronica Montes, The Left-Behind Girl  //  Rica

Bolipata-Santos, Just Man  //  Andrew Drilon, A Game of Quam  //  Timothy James Dimacali, Keeper of My Sky  //  

Alexander Osias, Rogelio Batle and the Curse of the Crimson Court  //  Charles Tan, A Yellow Brick Road Valentine  

//  Raymond G. Falgui, A New Hospital  //  Mia Tijam, Heart in the Flesh  //  Eliza Victoria, Monsters  //  Ejay

Domingo, There's a Waterfall in Your Rainbow  //  Angelo R. Lacuesta, Three Stories  //  Gabriela Lee, Eyes as Wide

as the Sky  //  Kenneth Yu, The Sparrows of Climaco Avenue  //  Paolo Chikiamco, Carbon  //  Marla Cabanban, If We

Catch Fire  //  Joseph F. Nacino, The Autochthonic War  //  Christine V. Lao, The Creature  //  Aileen Familara,

Embedding  //  Apol Lejano-Massebieau, Very Short Fairytales: Stories from Found Objects  //  Dean Francis Alfar,

Strange Weather

Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 6

Nikki Alfar, Kate Osias, eds.

2011

Library edition: July 2012, 2nd edition

Flipside

ISBN 978-971-9951-22-3

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  'Foreword to the 2012 editions' by Dean Francis Alfar, 'essay 2010: A Good Year, But Still No Space Odyssey, Darnit'

     by Nikki Alfar.

Fiction: Asterio Enrico N. Gutierrez, The Big Man  //  Ian Rosales Casocot, Alternative Histories: Really Short Stories

for the Twitter Generation  //  Elyss G. Punsalan, Ashland  //  Arlynn Despi, Carpaccio (or, Repentance as a Meat

Recipe)  //  Vincent Michael Simbulan, The Grim Malkin  //  Christine V. Lao, From the Book of Names My Mother Did

Not Give Me  //  John Philip Corpuz, Prisoner 2501  //  Maria Elena Paterno, A Smell of Mothballs  //  Joseph

Anthony Montecillo, Villainoguing  //  Paolo Chikiamco, On Wooden Wings  //  Francis Gabriel Concepcion, The

Break-In on Batay Street  //  Kenneth Yu, The Kiddie Pool  //  Maria Pia Benosa, Eternal Winter  //  Jay Steven

Anyong, Lament of the Counselor  //  Charles Tan, The Bookshelves of Ms. Go  //  Andrei Tupaz, Offerings to Aman

Sinaya  //  Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Resurrection  //  Andrew Drilon, Strange Adventures in Procreation  //  

Crystal Koo, Hollowbody  //  Eliza Victoria, The Storyteller's Curse  //  Alexander M. Osias, The Impossible and the

RSC Gregorio del Pilar  //  Dean Francis Alfar, Simon's Replica

Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 7

Kate Osias, Alex Osias, eds.

2012

Library edition: July 2012, 1st edition

Kestrel & Flipside

ISBN 978-971-9951-23-0

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  'Foreword to the 2012 editions' by Dean Francis Alfar, Introduction by Kate Osias.

Fiction: Victoria Isabel Yap, All the Best of Dark and Bright  //  Arlynn Despi, The Scrap Collectors  //  Dean Francis

Alfar, East of the Sun  //  Benito M. Vergara, Jr., The Changes  //  Mo Francisco, Never Land  //  Chris Mariano,

Chasers  //  Dariel R.A. Quioge, The Call of the Chained God  //  Paolo Cjikiamco, Oblation  //  Julian dela Cerna,

The Love Spell  // Melissa Sipin, Sarsarita Time  //  Vincent Michael Simbulan, The Dragon's Orb  //  Kenneth Yu,

All That We May See  // James Constantino Bautista, Faith in Fiction  //  F. Jordan Carnice, The Day Nostalgia

Swept Over a Town  //  Ian Rosales Casocot, What You See  //  Kristine Ong Muslim, Pet  //  Andrew Drilon, The

Little Things That Datu Did  //  Charles Tan, The Commute to Paradiso  // Christine V. Lao, What the Body

Remembers  //  Eliza Victoria, username: tanglaw  //  Crystal Koo, The Likeness of God  //  Joseph Anthony

Montecillo, The Nature of Apocalypse  //  Nikki Alfar, Bastard Sword  //  John Philip Corpuz, Mother of Monsters

Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 9

Andrew Drilon, Charles Tan, eds.

2014

Library edition: October 2014, 1st edition

Kestrel & Flipside

ISBN 978-971-96402-5-7

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  Introduction by Andrew Drilon and Charles Tan.

Fiction: Renz Christian Torres, Blood of Iron  //  Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Panopticon  //  Vida Cruz, First Play for

and by Tikbalang Triggers Uproar on Opening Night  //  Michael Aaron Gomez, Only Dogs Piss Here  //  Jenny

Ortuoste, Last Race  //  Kat del Rosario, Oscar's Marvelous Transformation  // Alexander Osias, Stations of the

Apostate  //  William Robert Yasi, Sikat  //  Eliza Victoria, Deliver Us  //  Franz Johann Dela Merced, Miracles Under

a Concrete Sky  //  Kate Osias, The Unmaking of the Cuadro Amoroso  //  Cedric Tan, The Woodsman  //  Rochita

Loenen-Ruiz, And These Were the Names of the Vanished  //  Crystal Koo, Anthropomorpha  //  Marianne Villanueva,

Sofia  //  Vincent Michael Simbulan, Transcripts from the Investigation on the Life and Death of Alastor de Roja  //  

Nikki Alfar, TG2416 from Mars  // Marc Gregory Yu, Mater Dolorosa  //  Elyss G. Punsalan, Scissor Tongue  //  A.J.

Elicaño, Cogito

Philippine Speculative Fiction Sampler

Nikki Alfar, ed.

2012

Library edition: December 2012, 1st edition

Kestrel & Flipside

ISBN 978-971-9951-28-5

Digital

No cover price

Notes:

  •  Introduction 'It's More Fun(ky) in the Philippines' by Nikki Alfar.

  •  Free publication.

Fiction: Dean Francis Alfar, L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)  //  Elyss G. Punsalan, Ashland  //  Alexander

Osias, Rogelio Batle and the Curse of the Crimson Court  //  Joseph Anthony Montecillo, The Nature of Apocalypse  

//  Christine V. Lao, From the Book of Names My Mother Did Not Give Me  //  Andrew Drilon, The Secret Origin of

Spin-Man

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Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 4

Dean Francis Alfar, Nikki Alfar, eds.

2009

Library edition: February 2009, 1st edition

Kestrel & Flipside

ISBN 978-971-93430-3-5

Trade paperback, xii+177 pages

No cover price

Notes:

  •  Introduction by Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar.

Fiction: Andrew Drilon, The Secret Origin of Spin-Man  //  Leo Magno, Press Release  //  Noel Tio, Revenge of the

Tiktaks  //  Maryanne Moll, Breathing Space  //  Vincent Michael Simbulan, Mang Marcing and the Four Horsemen of

the Apocalypse  //  Crystal Gail Shangkuan Koo, The Rooftops of Manila  //  Monique Francisco, The Day That

Frances, the Copywriter, Became God  //  Charles Tan, A Retrospective on Diseases for Sale  //  Celestine Trinidad,

Sky Blue  //  Jose Elvin Bueno, All We Need Is Five Meals a Day  // Apol Lejano-Massebieau, The Sewing Project  //  

Joseph F. Nacino, Dreams of the Iron Giant  //  Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Breaking the Spell  //  Isabel Yap, The Dance

of the Storm  //  Carljoe Javier, Dino's Awesome Adventure  //  Kenneth Yu, Beats  //  Anne Lagamayo, Hopscotch  //  

Paolo Jose Cruz, First of the Gang to Die  //  Erica Gonzales, Haya Makes a HUG  // Sharmaine Galve, The

Paranoid Style  //  Kate Aton-Osias, The Maiden's Song  //  Eliza Victoria, Parallel  //  Ronald Cruz, A League of

Champions  //  Adam David, From Abecediarya

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Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 11

Kate Osias, Elyss Punsalan, Nikki Alfar, eds.

2018

<  July 2018, 1st edition

Kestrel & Flipside

ISBN 978-6-2101-0095-2

Digital

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Notes:

  •  Introduction by Kate Osias.

Fiction: Vin Simbulan, Things You Remembered as You Broke My Heart  //  Exie Abola, Shadow Sisters  //  Vince

Torres, Principe  //  Joshua Bartolome, Sparagmos  //  Sarah Meneses, Sabong  //  Richard Cornelio, Zoetrope  //  

Alexander M. Osias, What Damage We Can  //  Ren Mayari, The Sorceress Marula  //  Ian Rosales Casocot, The

Apologist  //  Wilfred Cabrera, The Man from the Balete Tree  //  Anne Plaza, Project DIWATA  //  Joseph Anthony

Montecillo, The Punished of Train 25  // Leng Malit, The Goddess of Debt  //  Marianne Freya T. Nono, Dream

Watcher  //  Ivy Alvarez, Cipher  //  Andrew Drilon, Remains  //  Jacob Ramos, Kaptan  //  Angelo R. Lacuesta,

Spacer  //  Kenneth Yu, The Greatest Fight of Sunny Granada  // Eliza Victoria, After the Crash  //  Jose Elvin

Bueno, Cadena de Amor  //  Nikki Alfar, Prisoner  //  Saquina Karla C. Guiam, Pasig  //  Vida Cruz, Call of the

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The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005–2010

Dean Francis Alfar, Nikki Alfar, eds.

2013

<  2013, 1st edition

The University of the Philippines Press

ISBN 978-9-7154-2704-3

Trade paperback, xx+362 pages

No cover price

Notes:

  •  Introduction 'On What Was Once Mere Speculation' by Dean Francis Alfar, essay 'Things You Never Knew About

     Philippine Speculative Fiction' by Nikki Alfar.

Fiction: Andrew Drilon, The Secret Origin of Spin-Man  //  Pocholo Goitia, An Introduction to the Luminescent  //  

Russell Stanley Geronimo, The Sign of the Cross  //  Rebecca Arcega, The Singer's Man  //  Paolo Chikiamco,

Carbon  //  Mia Tijam, The Ascension of Our Lady Boy  //  Eliza Victoria, Parallel  //  Joshua L. Lim So, Feasting  //  

Angelo R. Lacuesta, Reclamation  //  Apol Lejano-Massebieau, Pedro Diyego's Homecoming  //  Dean Francis Alfar,

Six from Downtown  //  Timothy James M. Dimacali, Sky Gypsies  //  Charles Tan, A Retrospective on Diseases for

Sale  //  Noel Tio, Revenge of the Tiktaks  //  Kate Osias, The Maiden's Song  //  F. H. Batacan, Keeping Time  //  Isabel

Yap, Sink  //  Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon, Frozen Delight  //  Joseph F. Nacino, Brigada  //  Ian Rosales Casocot,

The Flicker  //  Nikki Alfar, Bearing Fruit  //  Carljoe Javier, Dino's Awesome Adventure  //  Kenneth Yu, The Sparrows

of Climaco Avenue  //  Alexander Osias, The Death and Rebirth of Nathaniel Alan Sempio  //  Yvette Tan, Sidhi  //  

Vincent Michael Simbulan, Mang Marcing and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  //  Ronald Cruz, A League of

Champions  //  Anne Lagamayo, Hopscotch  //  Jose Elvin Bueno, All We Need Is Five Meals a Day  //  Rica

Bolipata-Santos, Just Man

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