Do flying cars and androids alone make for a convincing sci-fi Southeast Asian world? As science-fiction writing continues to break new imaginative grounds, we talk to these writers from the region about how they keep their fictional landscapes distinctly and believably Southeast Asian without falling into tired tropes, stereotypes, loopholes, and paradoxes.
This programme is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore and co-presented with the Singapore Book Council.
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joyce Chng is no longer moderating this programme.
Writers / Presenters
USA Today bestselling author Cassandra Khaw's books include Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a Bram Stoker Award, Shirley Jackson Award, and World Fantasy Award Finalist. Khaw is also an award-winning game writer who has written for companies like Ubisoft and Warner Brothers Montreal, and IPs such as Critical Role, Magic the Gathering, and World of Darkness.
Victor Fernando R Ocampo is the author of The Infinite Library and Other Stories (Math Paper Press, 2017) and Here Be Dragons (Canvas Press, 2015), which won the 2012 Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Award. He is a fellow at Milford Writers Conference and a Jalan Besar Writer-in-Residence at Sing Lit Station.