About me

My latest blurb:

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo is a Singapore-based Filipino writer. He is the author of The Infinite Library And Other Stories (Math Paper Press, 2017) and Here Be Dragons (Canvas Press, 2015), which won the Romeo Forbes Award for Children’s Literature in 2012.

His writing has been featured in publications across six countries. These include Apex Magazine, Aroo (translated into Tamil), Daily Science Fiction, Likhaan Journal, Strange Horizons, Science Fiction World (in Mandarin Chinese), The Philippines Graphic, and The Quarterly Literature Review of Singapore. His work has also appeared in anthologies like The Best New Singapore Short Stories, Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction, Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, Maximum Volume: Best New Philippine Fiction, and the Philippine Speculative Fiction series. 

He lives on the side of a foggy hill in Bukit Timah with his wife, two children and a small, exceedingly clingy dog.

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20 thoughts on “About me

  1. Victor I would like to thank you for educating me on my late grandfathers work, Nemesio E Caravana. I have not had the privileged to meet my mother’s family in the Philippines, however my late mother, Liwanag, has told me many stories about her father and family. Thank you for keeping Nemesio’s legend alive.

  2. Good morning, Mr. Ocampo! 😀 May I ask to interview you on the topic of science fiction in the philippines? It would be very nice to interview you online 😀 thank you Mr. Ocampo!

  3. hi uncle. this is deeksha. i read the book it was really nice. i actually wanted to know how you got the idea for that storyline?

  4. Good Afternoon Sir VR,

    I am Jett Ilagan a visual artist and a composer from Sta.Rosa, Laguna.
    Few months ago I started a musical project where in I collaborated with foreign musicians to come up with my EP entitled ORBIT 21 which is based on Jose Ma Espino’s Novel. In the process, I paired up with electronic artists from Canada, UK, Korea, etc to interpret some short stories in the compilation.

    We are already in the final stage of the production, but I felt like there’s a missing piece: I have no idea who Jose Ma Espino was, the only clue I have is the short description of him in the book. I browsed the internet and search for any possible answer but sadly nothing comes up. Then I stumbled upon your blog about early Filipino short stories, and I’m wondering maybe you have any idea about his early life. I would really love to know him or his family and maybe let them hear the project that we did.

    I hope you can enlighten me about this great author.
    -Jett Ilagan

    • I am sorry to see this only now. I had nor been blogging for a while. If you are still interested please contact me via vrocampo at gmail.com I may be able to point you to someone who can help,

  5. Hey Victor,

    My name is Fin and I’m writing you on behalf of Steve Young, who is currently in the process of writing some science fiction. I recommended you to him, after stumbling across your various creative fiction online. He also lives in the Philippines and desires some assistance in the writing and editing of his own sci-fi fiction. I know this is a passion of yours and would appreciate if you could give me some advice about if Steve might be able to work with you on his writing, or if you have any suggestions for his search into Filipino Sci-Fi writers who could help him with this work. Thanks Victor! Hope to hear from you.

  6. good evening Mr. Ocampo, may I interview you regarding to your work entitled “The Old Blue Notebook”…. advance thank you po 🙂 I am looking forward to your respond.

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