where are you, pinoy crime fiction?
An ice cream-free Ichi Batacan (author of "Smaller and Smaller Circles", Palanca Grand Prize for the Novel) considers the question and offers her first answer (with the promise of more pondering to come).
This would be of interest to Kenneth Yu of Philippine Genre Stories, since the scope of his publication includes crime, romance, and other genres, in addition to fantastic genres of fantasy, scifi and horror.
Yes, one day Kenneth Yu and I will simply have to mudwrestle over terminology (genre vs. spec fic).
Anyway, this is a wonderful post and has successfully made me guilty enough to return to my ruminations on Philippine spec fic - next week.