Friday, April 13, 2012

Press Release: Philippine Speculative Fiction Series Joins Flipside's Spec Fic eBook Lineup

QUEZON CITY,‭ ‬Metro Manila‭ (‬April‭ ‬13,‭ ‬2012‭) ‬– The first volume of the anthology‭ ‬Philippine Speculative Fiction,‭ ‬which was first released in‭ ‬2005‭ ‬and paved the way for a unique literary movement in the Philippines,‭ ‬is now available as an eBook on Amazon and Flipreads.‭ ‬Series editor Dean Francis Alfar has partnered with Flipside Publishing to make the first four anthologies in the series available.‭ ‬The two books complement the speculative fiction eBooks in Flipside Publishing's lineup.

“Speculative Fiction opens the trapdoor of the imagination beneath our feet,”‭ ‬says Dean Francis Alfar,‭ ‬on why the genre is important.‭  “‬As we fall to new worlds,‭ ‬familiar or far-flung,‭ ‬we open our eyes and minds to new ways of seeing and thinking.‭ ‬Throughout human history,‭ ‬the ability to imagine has driven us forward.”

Stories from the‭ ‬Philippine Speculative Fiction 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 J.‭ ‬Grant,‭ ‬while the individual anthologies have been praised by World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford and SF writer Nancy Jane Moore.

Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol.‭ ‬1‭ ‬is now available on Amazon for‭ ‬$0.99‭ ‬and‭ Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol.‭ ‬2‭ ‬for‭ ‬$3.99.‭ ‬The next two volumes will eventually be released in May.‭ ‬The eBooks are also available at‭ ‬ for P80 and P195 respectively.

Other speculative fiction titles that Flipside Publishing has published include‭ ‬Lower Myths by Eliza Victoria,‭ ‬Alternative Alamat edited by Paolo Chikiamco,‭ ‬Geek Tragedies by Carljoe Javier,‭ ‬News of the Shaman by Karl De Mesa,‭ ‬and‭ ‬Ghosts of Infinity edited by Lara Saguisag‭ & ‬April Yap.‭

About Flipside Publishing Services Inc.

Flipside Publishing Services Inc.,‭ ‬sister company of Flipside Digital Content,‭ ‬is involved in leading-edge conversion,‭ ‬production,‭ ‬and publishing of eBooks.‭ ‬Over‭ ‬100‭ ‬eBooks are available for the Amazon Kindle,‭ ‬Apple iTunes,‭ ‬and B&N Nook.