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From sinister plans of xenocide to speciesists who have taken it upon themselves to Off-World those unlike them; from simulations that memorialize stories obliterated in a book-burning world to the Master Pain Merchant who is always at hand to administer a dose of long-forgotten sensations; from genetically modified Glow Girls who can kill with a touch to a droid detective actively seeking out justice – this stellar volume of cutting-edge science fiction, in prose and verse, showcases 32 of the most powerful voices in the genre from the Indian Subcontinent.

Taking forward the formidable task achieved to critical acclaim by the first volume of The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction, the present collection masterfully transports readers to worlds strangely familiar, raises crucial questions about our place in the universe and testifies to the astonishing range and power of the imaginative mind.

Contributors: Anil Menon * Aparna Ramachandran * Archana Mirajkar * Arjun Gaind * Arunava Sinha * Bina Shah * Gautam Bhatia * Giti Chandra * Haris A. Durrani * Jayant Narlikar * Jayaprakash Satyamurthy * Kaiser Haq * Kalsang Yangzom * Kehkashan Khalid * Lavanya Lakshminarayan * Manjula Padmanabhan * Medha Singh * Muhammed Zafar Iqbal * Navin Weeraratne * Premee Mohamed * Priya Sarukkai Chabria * Saad Z. Hossain * Salik Shah * Sami Ahmad Khan * Senaa Ahmad * Shiv Ramdas * Shovon Chowdhury * Soham Guha * Sukanya Datta * Tashan Mehta * Usman T. Malik * Vajra Chandrasekera * Vandana Singh * Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

 
 

Review

'The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction is by far the first in this century that is this broad in scope, and definitely the most ambitious, in its intentions… Gollancz is a name that is intimately familiar to any science fiction fan and serious SF reader across the world and...this anthology is a worthy addition to its catalogue.' – Factor Daily

'The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction is an instant classic, and has, dare I say it, franchise potential written all over it.' – The Hindu Business Line

'A timely tribute to speculative fiction writing from the subcontinent. Immensely well-intentioned, curated with deliberation and hard work, and diverse and flexible in terms of the writers represented.' – Mint Lounge

'Refreshing. This anthology by South Asian writers is precisely what the industry needs.' – Free Press Journal

'The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction is at its best in the same way SF everywhere is: when it produces sharply realized characters in unfamiliar gardens, and shows us how they got there.' – Gary K. Wolfe, Locus

'Propelling itself 70 years into the future, the anthology never lets go of the present political moment in India and, in some cases, America, and the stories imagine totalitarian futures with grim humour.' – India Today

'Taken as a whole, the Gollancz anthology is timely and delivers on its promise of “providing a prism refracting the vivid and at times contrarian imaginings of contemporary South Asian SF”.' – Scroll.in

'The concepts and themes inventoried in the collection are timelessly radical. It's the personal stories, exploring the human condition, that really work the best in this collection.' – The Hindu

'This volume provides a good viewpoint of where South Asian sci-fi is and what it's capable of. Highly recommended to get a feel for the genre and what it means in the Indian context.' – Deccan Herald

'The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction raises the pertinent question about the challenge of finding a balance between local flavour and hard science that is globally accessible.' – Firstpost

'Promising, even in the face of grim portents in the sociocultural domain in the subcontinent and seemingly inexorable transformations of the ecological basis for life that are threatening the very existence of the most vulnerable, not just in South Asia.' – Outlook

'This anthology feels like a labour of love, and readers should find it stimulating.' – Stephen Theaker, Theaker's Quarterly

Book Description

must-have collection for hardcore SF fans as well as those who wish to be introduced to the genre.

From the Publisher

Tarun K. Saint, an independent scholar and writer, was born in Kenya, and has lived in India since 1972. His research interests include the literature of the Partition and science fiction. He is the author of Witnessing Partition: MemoryHistoryFiction, based on his doctoral dissertation. He edited Bruised Memories: Communal Violence and the Writer and co-edited (with Ravikant) Translating Partition. He also co-edited Looking Back: India's Partition70 Years On, with Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta. He has edited The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction. The bilingual (Indian-Italian) science fiction anthology Avatar: Indian Science Fiction' co-edited with Francesco Verso appeared in January 2020.

About the Author

Tarun K. Saint, an independent scholar and writer, was born in Kenya, and has lived in India since 1972. His research interests include the literature of the Partition and science fiction. He is the author of Witnessing Partition: MemoryHistoryFiction, based on his doctoral dissertation. He edited Bruised Memories: Communal Violence and the Writer and co-edited (with Ravikant) Translating Partition. He also co-edited Looking Back: India's Partition70 Years On, with Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta. He has edited The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction. The bilingual (Indian-Italian) science fiction anthology Avatar: Indian Science Fiction' co-edited with Francesco Verso appeared in January 2020.
 
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  • ISBN: 9789391028626
  • Author: Tarun K Saint
  • Publisher: Hachette India
  • Pages: 488
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

From sinister plans of xenocide to speciesists who have taken it upon themselves to Off-World those unlike them; from simulations that memorialize stories obliterated in a book-burning world to the Master Pain Merchant who is always at hand to administer a dose of long-forgotten sensations; from genetically modified Glow Girls who can kill with a touch to a droid detective actively seeking out justice – this stellar volume of cutting-edge science fiction, in prose and verse, showcases 32 of the most powerful voices in the genre from the Indian Subcontinent.

Taking forward the formidable task achieved to critical acclaim by the first volume of The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction, the present collection masterfully transports readers to worlds strangely familiar, raises crucial questions about our place in the universe and testifies to the astonishing range and power of the imaginative mind.

Contributors: Anil Menon * Aparna Ramachandran * Archana Mirajkar * Arjun Gaind * Arunava Sinha * Bina Shah * Gautam Bhatia * Giti Chandra * Haris A. Durrani * Jayant Narlikar * Jayaprakash Satyamurthy * Kaiser Haq * Kalsang Yangzom * Kehkashan Khalid * Lavanya Lakshminarayan * Manjula Padmanabhan * Medha Singh * Muhammed Zafar Iqbal * Navin Weeraratne * Premee Mohamed * Priya Sarukkai Chabria * Saad Z. Hossain * Salik Shah * Sami Ahmad Khan * Senaa Ahmad * Shiv Ramdas * Shovon Chowdhury * Soham Guha * Sukanya Datta * Tashan Mehta * Usman T. Malik * Vajra Chandrasekera * Vandana Singh * Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

 
 

Review

'The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction is by far the first in this century that is this broad in scope, and definitely the most ambitious, in its intentions… Gollancz is a name that is intimately familiar to any science fiction fan and serious SF reader across the world and...this anthology is a worthy addition to its catalogue.' – Factor Daily

'The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction is an instant classic, and has, dare I say it, franchise potential written all over it.' – The Hindu Business Line

'A timely tribute to speculative fiction writing from the subcontinent. Immensely well-intentioned, curated with deliberation and hard work, and diverse and flexible in terms of the writers represented.' – Mint Lounge

'Refreshing. This anthology by South Asian writers is precisely what the industry needs.' – Free Press Journal

'The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction is at its best in the same way SF everywhere is: when it produces sharply realized characters in unfamiliar gardens, and shows us how they got there.' – Gary K. Wolfe, Locus

'Propelling itself 70 years into the future, the anthology never lets go of the present political moment in India and, in some cases, America, and the stories imagine totalitarian futures with grim humour.' – India Today

'Taken as a whole, the Gollancz anthology is timely and delivers on its promise of “providing a prism refracting the vivid and at times contrarian imaginings of contemporary South Asian SF”.' – Scroll.in

'The concepts and themes inventoried in the collection are timelessly radical. It's the personal stories, exploring the human condition, that really work the best in this collection.' – The Hindu

'This volume provides a good viewpoint of where South Asian sci-fi is and what it's capable of. Highly recommended to get a feel for the genre and what it means in the Indian context.' – Deccan Herald

'The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction raises the pertinent question about the challenge of finding a balance between local flavour and hard science that is globally accessible.' – Firstpost

'Promising, even in the face of grim portents in the sociocultural domain in the subcontinent and seemingly inexorable transformations of the ecological basis for life that are threatening the very existence of the most vulnerable, not just in South Asia.' – Outlook

'This anthology feels like a labour of love, and readers should find it stimulating.' – Stephen Theaker, Theaker's Quarterly

Book Description

must-have collection for hardcore SF fans as well as those who wish to be introduced to the genre.

From the Publisher

Tarun K. Saint, an independent scholar and writer, was born in Kenya, and has lived in India since 1972. His research interests include the literature of the Partition and science fiction. He is the author of Witnessing Partition: MemoryHistoryFiction, based on his doctoral dissertation. He edited Bruised Memories: Communal Violence and the Writer and co-edited (with Ravikant) Translating Partition. He also co-edited Looking Back: India's Partition70 Years On, with Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta. He has edited The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction. The bilingual (Indian-Italian) science fiction anthology Avatar: Indian Science Fiction' co-edited with Francesco Verso appeared in January 2020.

About the Author

Tarun K. Saint, an independent scholar and writer, was born in Kenya, and has lived in India since 1972. His research interests include the literature of the Partition and science fiction. He is the author of Witnessing Partition: MemoryHistoryFiction, based on his doctoral dissertation. He edited Bruised Memories: Communal Violence and the Writer and co-edited (with Ravikant) Translating Partition. He also co-edited Looking Back: India's Partition70 Years On, with Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta. He has edited The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction. The bilingual (Indian-Italian) science fiction anthology Avatar: Indian Science Fiction' co-edited with Francesco Verso appeared in January 2020.
 

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