Manifesto: The Dawn of Mekong Sci-fi


    I am billyv◊rr, an emerging author spearheading a new movement: Mekong Sci-fi.

    My journey into the realm of speculative fiction is deeply rooted in my international filmmaking experience. Storytelling serves as my platform to explore alternative realities through ‘what if’ scenarios, challenging us to imagine alternate pasts, presents, and futures. It’s a reflection of where we stand today.

    Speculative thinking, a cornerstone of science fiction and alternate history novels, acts as a catalyst for envisioning and working towards alternative futures. It’s a tool of liberation, freeing us from the shackles of fatalism or necessity, and empowering us to shape our own destinies.

    My queer identity infuses a unique perspective into my narratives. I am committed to creating speculative narratives that spotlight Southeast Asian stories, beginning with tales from Bangkok, Thailand, on the global stage.

    I invite you to join me on this journey into the world of Mekong Sci-fi. Together, we will explore the uncharted territories of the imagination. We stand at the precipice of a new era, where we might just shape the future of global speculative fiction.

    The future is not a distant horizon—it is here, pulsating with promise and potential, more than we could have ever imagined.

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    billyv◊rr is an author pioneering the movement of Mekong Sci-fi, infusing his film storytelling expertise into speculative narratives. His work uses a queer gaze to spotlight Southeast Asian stories on the global speculative fiction stage, creating an intellectual property with immense international potential.