Song of the Mango and Other New Myths
In Vida Cruz-Borja’s first short story collection, ordinary humans and characters from Philippine mythology and folklore – including a diwata, kapre, mangkukulam, and Maria Makiling among others – strive to search for a just and equal world.
Vida Cruz-Borja is a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer. Her writings have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, PodCastle, and various anthologies.
“Cruz’s marvelous imagination and distinct voice—warm, specific, questioning, knowing—infuse this long-awaited first collection with more than mere speculation. This is modern myth-making, assembling not just world-that-could-be but rather worlds-than-should-be, inviting readers to feel both danger and delight and see personal possibilities in the possible.” — Dean Francis Alfar, author of Salamanca and The Kite of Stars and Other Stories
Softcover / 8 x 5 inches / 345 pages / BW