My experimental SF story “I m d 1 in 10” is now up at The Future Fire (with amazing if a bit disturbing illustrations by Eric Asaris).
This epistolary piece is my homage to Consolatio Philosophiae by Boethius as applied to the modern white collar migrant worker. It’s written partly in SMS speak and a Filipino-English argot called Jejemon. I have always been fascinated by how spelling drifts in orthography, particularly when mediated by new communications technologies.
Although it’s not the easiest thing to read (on many levels) and it’s nothing like my previous story from earlier this month, it’s definitely a story that needs to be told.
Looking at the comments on my Twitter (@victorocampo) I am happy that people liked it.
Illustration by Eric Asaris (@MisfitToyArt)
Over The Effing Rainbow has a review of Apex Magazine Issue 62. Thank you so much for the kind words!
“The other standout stories here for me are “Blessed are the Hungry”, in which Victor Fernando R. Ocampo puts himself pretty firmly on my map of SF authors to watch (read that story and Andrea Johnson’s author interview and tell me I’m wrong)…”
This piece actually started out as a longer work. However I ended up chopping it to meet the word count requirements for short stories. With so many people asking me to expand it, I am seriously considering making it into the novel I originally thought it to be.
If you haven’t read it yet here’s “Blessed are the Hungry”
Very excited to announce that I have a new SF short story “Blessed are the Hungry” in issue 62 of Apex Magazine – http://www.apex-magazine.com/blessed-are-the-hungry/
It’s a social realist tale set in a Generation Ship ruled by a brutal theocracy, featuring aliens, anting-antings, robot dogs, edible plastic and a headstrong young girl as a protagonist.
They also did a nice little interview in the same issue – http://www.apex-magazine.com/interview-with-victor-fernando-r-ocampo/
Cover art by Ashley Mackenzie.