The Best of the Philippine Speculative Fiction: 2005-2010 by Angelo R. Lacuesta, Joshua Lim So, Carljoe Javier, Isabel Yap, Rica Bolipata-Santos, Ronald Cruz, Vincent Michael Simbulan, Nikki Alfar, Paolo Chikiamco, Mia Tijam, Kate Osias, Yvette Tan, Pocholo Goitia, Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon, Russel Stanley Geronimo, Dean Francis Alfar, Timothy James Dimacali, Apol Lejano-Massebieau, Ian Rosales Casocot, Charles Tan, Alexander Osias, Noel Tio, Jose Elvin Bueno, FH Batacan, Andrew Drilon, Kenneth Yu, Anne Lagamayo, Joseph Nacino, Eliza Victoria, Rebecca Arcega

361 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction fantasy short stories adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced


Between these covers are the best short stories of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and genres in-between, selected from the first five years of the Philippine Speculative Fiction annuals. Step through the portal and explore worlds old and new an...

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adventurous 100%
dark 100%
mysterious 100%
reflective 100%
tense 100%


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 100%

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