Flooding in Northern Philippines and armed skirmishes from a separatist group in Southern Philippines (the hellish south, Mindanao, is where my I am). Anyway, let's move on to the fancy and lighter side of things: that is, publishing news.
Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology
Charles Tan's brainchild, Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology, was lovingly reviewed in many places and was even mentioned in io9. I'm so happy to have a story included in this anthology.
It is the end of the sixth month, and things are looking good.
There are new reviews for We Bury the Landscape:
Hayes Moore at A cappella Zoo
Rachel Joy at Kill Me If I Stop
a reader's review over at Goodreads
and a 2-star here (scroll down, scroll down).
My story, "The Chinese Zodiac," in Charles Tan's Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology, was called "exquisitely crafted" by Publishers Weekly. Kudos to writerly folks, Christine V. Lao and Paolo Chikiamco, whose stories were also favorably mentioned. Chikiamco, by the way, wormed his story all the way to the VIP lineup of a VanderMeer anthology.
Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology is forthcoming in August and is available for preorder via Amazon.
These lovelies also arrived in the mail.
Dadaoism (An Anthology), which can be pre-ordered from Amazon, is awesome, awesome, awesome! This is from the hysterical "Noises," a story by Joe Simpson Walker: The farting. That was what had finally done it, that's what drove him to desperation: when she started farting on purpose to torment him.
Meditations of a Beast
Age of Blight
A Roomful of Machines
We Bury the Landscape