Destination: SEA 2050 A.D. the first Southeast Asian fiction anthology that imagines-based on scientific projections-the world of the year 2050, the same year when 90 percent of the planet’s coral reefs are expected to decline, when plastic is found inside 99 percent of all the world’s seabirds, when there is severe water shortage in Asia, when growth in the world’s populations stops, and when the elderly outnumber children in most places on Earth.
Short stories and graphic narratives from a veritable literary supergroup from all over Southeast Asia and with each story painstakingly annotated, will paint a vivid, often disquieting but at times hopeful, vision of an environmental futurist spread. Destination: SEA 2050 A.D. is a travel through time and into the heartland of the global conversation on the final stages of the sixth extinction.
About the Authors:
Tilde Acuña, author of Oroboro at Iba Pang Abiso (Oroboro and other Notices, University of the Philippines Press, 2020), teaches at the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature in the University of the Philippines Diliman. The illustrator for Marlon Hacla’s Melismas (Oomph Press, 2020), Acuña is a co-editor of Ulirát: Best Contemporary Stories in Translation from the Philippines (Gaudy Boy, 2021) and several other upcoming anthologies.
Amado Anthony G. Mendoza III is the author of the novel, Aklat ng mga Naiwan (Book of the Damned, Balangiga Press, 2018), co-editor and co-translator of Wiji Thukul’s Balada ng Bala (The Ballad of a Bullet), and translator of an upcoming Filipino-language edition of Eka Kurniawan’s collection of stories to be published by the Ateneo de Naga University Press. He teaches courses on Southeast Asian literature and creative writing at the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature in the University of the Philippines Diliman. Mendoza is also a co-editor of Ulirát: Best Contemporary Stories in Translation from the Philippines (Gaudy Boy, 2021) and several other upcoming anthologies.
Kristine Ong Muslim is the author of nine books of fiction and poetry, including The Drone Outside (Eibonvale Press, 2017), Black Arcadia (University of the Philippines Press, 2017), Meditations of a Beast (Cornerstone Press, 2016), Butterfly Dream (Snuggly Books, 2016), Age of Blight (Unnamed Press, 2016), and Lifeboat (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2015). She co-edited the British Fantasy Award-winning anthology People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! (2016) and Ulirát: Best Contemporary Stories in Translation from the Philippines (Gaudy Boy, 2021). She is also the translator of many bilingual editions, including Marlon Hacla’s Melismas (Oomph Press, 2020) and Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles’s Twelve Clay Birds: Selected Poems (University of the Philippines Press, 2021) and Three Books (Broken Sleep Books, 2020).