A Filipino sci-fi novel that brings together the edge of futuristic fiction and the mysticism of Philippine folklore.

SYNOPSIS

New Intramuros: a hyper-technological smart city surrounded by heavily armored walls. Beyond it, vast mountains and jungles teeming with hostile machine life called aswangs. For over a century, the Philippine Mech Force has been fighting the aswangs with mechs of their own—and talented pilots to fly them.

Anya grew up watching her father, the famed General Armin Valerio, lead the charge during Operation Tablay—an all-out bombing campaign aimed to annihilate the aswangs once and for all. Everything changed when the operation failed, leaving her father an incapacitated man. Fourteen years later, Anya Valerio enters the Philippine Mech Force as a pilot with hopes of restoring her father’s honor. She quickly becomes a rising star. However, when she finds out a dark secret about the aswangs, her view of the war changes. Now it’s up to Anya and her partner—the reserved but brilliant engineer, Chino Jose—to stop the fight before the consequences are irreversible.

Tablay is Filipino for electric charge. It is the soul of the city, the mover and shaker of machines, the spark between two hearts. But most of all, Tablay aims to shine light on the relation between technology and our society’s ethical choices.

REVIEWS

“I should shoot myself for not thinking of this concept first. Clever. Imaginative. grounded. It looks back to our past and reimagines our future.” – Juan Ekis, Palanca-winning poet & playwright

“A noteworthy piece of literature that delivers heart-pounding and visually stimulating action scenes, heartfelt character dialogue, and thought-provoking themes…” – The Bosun

“4 STARS. All in all, this was an awesome read. Made me go into an adventure inside my head.” – Jocas Lozada, Luzon Book Club Founder

“3.75 STARS. Other than entertaining, this book is also brave to project parallels in socio-economic and geo-political landscapes that ring true today. I loved that it scrutinized what war, tangible and abstract, can do; that there is not always a black white; and that the now is shaped by history but the future is what we decide it to be.” dexterous_totalus, Book Blogger

“It’s a gripping, thought-provoking adventure that is both amazing and heartfelt. The real magic of Tablay is its ability to replenish our diminishing faculty to wonder.” – The Time for Assassins Literary Guild

We are rated 4-stars on Goodreads. See all reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48560296-tablay

TABLAY BY KATRINA F. OLAN
SELF-PUBLISHED WITH CENTRAL BOOKS INC. ISBN # 9786210208993
ILLUSTRATIONS BY PAUL MEDALLA, MARC GALLO, JOIE REYES & JIA YUMUL GET YOURS FOR P449 + DELIVERY FEE!
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