Ruling the Galaxy

Ruling the Galaxy



9 Nov, Sat 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


The Arts House, Living Room
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This session is in English


Jason Erik Lundberg


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.

This session is made possible with the assistance of the Embassy of France.


Victor Dixen

France - US

Twice the winner of the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, the most prestigious science fiction and fantasy award in France, Victor Dixen is the author of several series for young adults: Jack Spark, Animale, Phobos, and Cogito. His father is Danish and his mother is French, and as a child he travelled throughout Europe with them. As an adult, he lived successively in Colorado, Ireland, and Singapore. Today, he shares his time between Paris and New York City with his family and his two inquisitive cats.

Photo credit: Samantha Rayward

Victor Dixen is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Boey Meihan


Meihan is the writer of The Messiah Virus, a science fiction romp set in a galactic empire that is entirely Asian. She is the Vice President of the Association of Comic Artists of Singapore. She has scripted multiple comics including Get Carter, Supacross, and The Marvellous DKD (coming soon). She has also published short stories with Monsoon, Fairlight UK, Deadlight Publishing, and others. She was a bookseller with both Kinokuniya and Prologue Books.

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Victor Fernando R Ocampo

Philippines - Singapore

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo is a Singapore-based Filipino writer. He is the author of the International Rubery Book Award shortlisted The Infinite Library and Other Stories (Math Paper Press, 2017) and Here Be Dragons (Canvas Press, 2015), which won the Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Award in 2012. His writing has appeared in many publications including Apex Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Philippines Graphic, Science Fiction World and QLRS, as well as anthologies like The Best New Singapore Short Stories and Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction.


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