The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction

Tarun K. Saint

Manjula Padmanabhan

Singular visions of the future that will thrill, amuse, startle and intrigue in equal measure.

On an ordinary morning, the citizens of Karachi wake up to discover the sea missing from their shores. The last Parsi left on Earth must look for other worlds to escape to when debt collectors come knocking. A family visiting a Partition-themed park gets more entertainment than they bargained for. Gandhi appears in the present day under rather unusual circumstances. Aliens with an agenda arrive at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh. Two young scientists seek to communicate with forests even as the web of life threatens to collapse. A young girl’s personal tragedy finds a surprising resolution as she readies herself for an expedition of a lifetime.

These and other tales of masterful imagination illuminate this essential volume of new science fiction that brings together some of the most creative minds in contemporary literature. A must-have collectible, The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction offers fresh perspectives on our hyper-global, often alienating and always paranoid world, in which humanity and love may yet triumph.

Featuring the works of:

*Adrish Bardhan * Anil Menon * Arjun Rajendran * Arunava Sinha * Asif Aslam Farrukhi * C.M. Naim * Chandrashekhar Sastry * Clark Prasad * Giti Chandra * Harishankar Parsai * Kaiser Haq * Keki N. Daruwalla * Manjula Padmanabhan * Maya Joshi * Mimi Mondal * Mohammad Salman * Muhammed Zafar Iqbal * Nur Nasreen Ibrahim * Payal Dhar * Premendra Mitra * Priya Sarukkai Chabria * Rahul Sankrityayan * Rimi B. Chatterjee * Rukmini Bhaya Nair * Sami Ahmad Khan * S.B. Divya * Shovon Chowdhury * Somendra Singh Kharola * Sumita Sharma * Syed Saeed Naqvi * Tarun K. Saint * Vandana Singh *

  • Classification : SFF (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  • Pub Date : NOV 20, 2023
  • Imprint : Hachette India
  • Page Extent : 424
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357312851
  • Price : INR 599

Tarun K. Saint

Tarun K. Saint is an independent scholar and writer born in Kenya, and has been living in India since 1972. His research interests include the literature of the Partition and science fiction. He is the author of Witnessing Partition: Memory, History, Fiction (2010), has edited Bruised Memories: Communal Violence and the Writer (2002), co-edited Translating Partition: Essays, Stories, Criticism (2001) with Ravi Kant and Looking Back: The 1947 Partition of India, 70 Years On (2017) in collaboration with Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta. He has also edited The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction [Volume 1 and 2].


Manjula Padmanabhan

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.


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