PROGRAMME DETAILS

The Future of Science Fiction

The Future of Science Fiction

Conversations

DATE / TIME

2 Nov, Sat 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Blue Room
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Festival Pass Event

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Khoo Sim Eng

DESCRIPTION

As science fiction grows and evolves as a genre, trends have come and gone. What do these writers think will be the next big thing in sci-fi? When it comes to creating a new work, how much do they consider what is popular? This session explores trends in science fiction, and how writers are responding to the opportunities and challenges of the genre.

FEATURING

Ahmad Patria’s first book was described by a Malaysian national newspaper as the finest fantasy book to be ever written in Malay. His Kronika Nashan series has been on the bestsellers list since 2016. His other series, Saga Artakusiad, has been reprinted numerous times and is still being sold 32 years after its initial publication.

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Pang Hee Juon

Singapore

Pang Hee Juon (HJ Pang) has been writing since 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Design, and worked for about four years as a design engineer with a Japanese MNC. He is currently undergoing a Master’s programme in materials engineering. While not doing experiments and writing research papers, HJ is either touring around the country, and writing whenever he can while travelling in one of two forms of public transportation.

Boey Meihan

Singapore

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.

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

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