The wealth of creative, scientific, and scholarly knowledge in the country will be made even richer on February 28, 2013 with the launching of ten new books from the University of the Philippines Press or UP Press. The mass launch will be at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, at 5pm.

Lovers of fiction will surely take delight in three short story anthologies that showcase the depth and vitality of the Filipino writers’ imagination. Hoard of Thunder: Philippine Short Stories in English 1990 to 2008 Volumes I and II edited by Gémino H. Abad form part of a six-volume historical anthology of Philippine short stories written in English. Edited by Dean Francis and Nikki Alfar is a collection of the best short stories from the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010.

Science and technology experts in the country continue to enrich the already vibrant field through their written works of insights and instructions. The Foundation Course in College Chemistry by Marcelita Coronel-Magno, a textbook with a teacher’s manual companion, covers the basics in learning and teaching Chemistry. Filipino scientists and engineers here and abroad share their work experiences and philosophies toward the appreciation of the value of science to society in Science Philippines Volumes I and II, edited by Gisela P. Padilla-Concepcion.

Students, professionals, and laymen interested in Archaeology, Anthoropology, History, and Law and Politics will also find engaging reads in UP Press’ newest books. Anthropologists and archaeologists seeking to delve into and develop regional archaeological studies may find a helpful reference in Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio’s book, Archaeology and Emerging Kabikolan. The Filipino seamen and the critical role they play in worldwide maritime trade are examined and analyzed by Kale Bantigue Fajardo in his book Filipino Crosscurrents. The topic on the separation of law and politics focusing on Supreme Court leading cases on constitutional laws is the subject of Pacifico Agabin’s The Political Supreme Court. Gat Andres Bonifacio’s life and heroism are celebrated in a screenplay and sarsuwela in the book, Supremo by Domingo and Edna May Landicho.

Whether it is fiction, science, or any topic on the social sciences, enthusiasts and serious readers alike will always find a worthy Filipiniana read in a UP Press publication.

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