Wow, where did the year go? It’s hard to believe we are coming to that time of year when the Singapore Writers Festival comes a cracking. I have two events this year, the details of which are listed below:
- [Conversations] Is Science the New Religion?
Sat, 9 Nov, 11.00am – 12.00pm, Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
Yuval Noah Harari theorized that religion is humankind’s greatest invention. But do spiritual belief and faith still have a place in this age of science and technology? This conversation considers the relationships between science fiction, science, faith, hyperreality, and the future of humankind.
Featuring: Chen Qiufan (Stanley Chan), Neon Yang, Tony Estrella
Moderator: Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
- [Conversations] Ruling the Galaxy
Sat, 9 Nov, 5.00pm – 6.00pm, The Arts House, Living Room
When writing about intergalactic empires and space adventures, to what extent do writers need to be mindful of scientific plausibility? Should they abide by space travel rules at all? Three writers discuss why they’ve chosen to set their stories in space and how they’ve imagined an entire interstellar universe.
Featuring: Victor Dixen, Boey Meihan, Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
Moderator: Jason Erik Lundberg