The original Fish Eats Lion was one of the first and finest collections of Speculative Fiction from Singapore. I am so happy to be part of both books but it’s also a bit of a shock to realize that I’ve been getting published for so long. I have my editors to thank for this, particularly Jason Erik Lundberg, who edited both books, as well as the sorely-missed Lontar series.
Thank you to everyone who showed up for the launch of Fish Eats Lion Redux at Neo Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store. The Crossroads area was absolutely packed, and we spent about 30 min afterwards signing copies!
Victor Fernando R. Ocampo is the author of the International Rubery Book Award shortlisted The Infinite Library and Other Stories (Math Paper Press, 2017 ; US edition: Gaudy Boy, 2021) and Here be Dragons (Canvas Press, 2015), which won the Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Award in 2012. His play-by-email interactive fiction piece “The Book of Red Shadows” debuted at the Singapore Writers Festival in 2020.
His writing has appeared in many publications including Apex Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Likhaan Journal, Strange Horizons, Philippines Graphic, Science Fiction World and The Quarterly Literature Review of Singapore, as well as anthologies like The Best New Singapore Short Stories, Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction, LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, the Philippine Speculative Fiction series and Mapping New Stars: A Sourcebook on Philippine Speculative Fiction.
He is a fellow at the Milford Science Fiction Writers’ Conference (UK) and the Cinemalaya Ricky Lee Film Scriptwriting Workshop, as well as a Jalan Besar writer-in-residence at Sing Lit Station (2020/2021).
Visit his blog at vrocampo.com
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