Ravana's wife gives a TV interview. A European vampire savours the peculiar taste of Indian blood. A court judgement hinges on reading the mind of the dead.
In twenty-five exhilarating stories, Manjula Padmanabhan brings her trademark twist to familiar reality. From a stuffy wedding party suddenly made naked to communal riots on Mars; from toxins made of Gandhi's remains to a society where everyone breathes personalized air, this stunningly original volume provides a uniquely Indian take to classic science fiction.
A master of her craft, Padmanabhan builds inventive futures and captures today's world with equal flair, all the while addressing larger concerns – what does it mean to live in a society, and this one in particular? Where are we heading, and do we even want to get there?
At once funny, provocative and profound, Stolen Hours and Other Curiosities will capture your attention till the very last page, and alter forever the way you look at the world.
Classification : Sff (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
Pub Date : AUG 20, 2023
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 288
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9789357312066
Price : INR 599
Manjula Padmanabhan is a writer, artist, cartoonist and playwright. She lives in the US, with a part-time home in New Delhi.
She is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including her travel-memoir Getting There, and the first two of a science fiction trilogy, Escape and The Island of Lost Girls. Her play Harvest won the 1997 Onassis Prize for Theatre in Greece. She has published more than twenty illustrated books for children as author-artist, including Unprincess, Mouse Attack,I Am Different and Mama, What Is The Night?. Her female comic-strip character SUKI has appeared in mass-circulation newspapers such as The Sunday Observer, The Pioneer and BusinessLine.