My SWF 2017 Schedule

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The Singapore Writers Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and I am happy to be part of an event that includes such literary and genre heavy weights such as Gemino Abad, Dean Alfar, Simon Armitage, Aliette de Bodard, Shelly Bryant, Junot Diaz, Ken Liu, Marjorie Liu, Isa Kamari, Jason Erik Lundberg, Ng Yi-Sheng, Tony Parsons, Edwin Thumboo , Cyril Wong and JY Yang to name just a few.

The festival’s theme this year is the Tamil word அரம் (Aram) whose meaning embodies goodness, equity and justice. Used extensively in older Tamil literature, it is a word has rich connotation and an ideal of goodness and generosity for humanity to aspire to. It is today a quality much needed in our increasingly complex and difficult world.

Some of the best Science Fiction stories also share this normative, Utopian vision and I hope to  be able to talk about it in my panels. You can find my SWF schedule here:

Lastly Math Paper press will be launching my book The Infinite Library and Other Stories along with The Story of Number Nine by Josiah Ng. I hope to see you all there!

New Titles by Math Paper Press III:
The Story of Number Nine and The Infinite Library
7 Nov Tue 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Gallery II, The Arts House                                                                                                   (Free Event)

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“Big Enough for the Entire Universe” on Peregrinate with Me

This blog post was from last year but I saw it only now. Blogger Eileen Fong of Peregrinate with Me reviews Fish Eats Lion:  New Singaporean Speculative Fiction (Edited by Jason Erik Lundberg) and she has some nice words to say about my story “Big Enough for the Entire Universe”.

Big Enough Page

Here’s a sneak peak at one of the pages in the book. An extract from Big Enough For the Entire Universe by Victor Fernando R Ocampo. Rather intriguing piece of writing.” – Eileen Fong


 

Read the book for rest of my story as well as other Singaporean Speculative Fiction works by Stephanie Ye,  Ng Yi-Sheng, Ben Slater, Wei Fen Lee, Jeffrey Lim, Shelly Bryant,  Ivan Ang, Daryl Yam, Justin Ker, Grace Chia Kraković, JY Yang,  Isa Kamari, Noelle de Jesus, Yuen Kit Mun, Marc de Faoite, The Centipede Collective, Carrick Ang, Andrew Cheah, Dave Chua, Tan Ming Tuan and Cyril Wong.

“Fish Eats Lion” is available from the online store of Books Actually and the following venues: Books Kinokuniya (Singapore), Housing Works Bookstore Café (NYC), Shakespeare and Company (Paris), Woolfson & Tay (London), as well as  BookMoby and The Booksmith (both in Bangkok) .

Please try to support an independent bookstore if you possibly can. Thank you.