Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Challenge of Strangeness

Here's a good review by don of Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 5, posted at POC's Pinoy Pop. As he notes here:
Although it doesn’t claim to collect the best stories of the year, it does provide us with a glimpse of the shape of things to come. That doesn’t mean it gets better every year though. While it’s good to see the old guard make way for new and younger writers, the pool seems to get muddled up as the definition of "speculative fiction," moreover of "Philippine Speculative Fiction," gets trampled upon now and then. It’s this whole "what if?" business that started it all, which leaves the definition vulnerable to comments that fiction in general addresses that question.
It's great to see a review of the PSF series finally. Nobody's really done a thorough one before. *looks at adam crossly*

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