Sunday, May 27, 2012

Why You Can't Write Filipino Science Fiction

My presentation for the recently concluded Ateneo de Davao Writers Workshop 2012.


  1. Hi Dominique,
    I recently backtracked on short stories that I made and was trying to make that are science fiction in Filipino or in a Filipino setting. I agree on some facts you pointed out however it is possible to write good Filipino Science Fiction without the limitations of the facts provided. I think most science fiction stories are universal and timeless and writers do not need to exaggerate that the characters are Filipino or the setting is in the Philippines. I have tried and also think failed but I may have picked the writer's cap again and begin a chapter a new on creating Filipino Science Fiction. May it be bad or good lets try it out.

    1. Hello Sir. How do we embed our Filipino-ness in the story to while remaining completely scientific? Thank you.

    2. Also, may I share with you my reaction to the presentation? Thank you very much.