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Anthology of speculative fiction to be launched

Anvil Publishing, Inc. and Et Al Publishing will launch “Maximum Volume: Best New Philippine Fiction 2014,” on Feb. 28, 6 p.m., at Powerbooks Greenbelt 4 in Makati.


Edited  by award-winning fictionists Dean Francis Alfar and Angelo R. Lacuesta, the book features 13 unpublished pieces  from experienced as well as upcoming writers: Michelangelo Samson, Christine V. Lao, Noelle Q. de Jesus, Daryll Delgado, Isabel Yap, Kate Osias,  Eliza Victoria, Francezca C. Kwe, Heinz Lawrence Ang, Marc Gaba, Glenn Diaz, Crystal Koo and Gino Dizon.


“‘Maximum Volume’ is not about making noise but about creating space for emerging Filipino writers and new narratives… Here is a baker’s dozen of the best new contemporary writing, ranging from small personal tragedies to fantastic voyages of the imagination to our nation’s past and present,” Alfar says in the introduction. “There’s one with a nude model in it. There are a couple that are a bit tough to understand. There’s one with Jollibee in it!” Lacuesta says.


“Maximum Volume” is the first of a series slated for release annually  by Anvil Publishing and Et Al Publishing.


Other related Anvil publications are “White Elephants: Stories and Flames and Other Stories,” by Lacuesta, and “The Kite of Stars and Other Stories,” by Alfar.