A novel with a fresh take on a classic science fiction theme, Semiosis is a tale of first contact with unlikely, unexpected ‘aliens’.
There may have been a time when sci-fi and fantasy was considered too low-brow or a genre on the fringes. …
We look at four notable Indian SF books that stood out in 2018.
Action & adventure in an alternate world, and yes, giant robots mark this coming-of-age tale as Peter Tieryas returns to the world of the United States of Japan.
The findings of the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes for alarming reading. Can climate-fiction help reverse some climate change?
A sci-fi techno-thriller, Bandwidth is a timely geopolitical tale about the power of ‘the Feed’
Science fiction can be inspiring— even if it is increasingly turning dystopian. A city like Bangalore– at the epicentre of India’s tech boom, with the power to shape the country’s future– could surely use more direction from sci-fi.
A small tribute to the genius translator of Asterix, Austerlitz and more – Anthea Bell, who’s left this world to go make god laugh.
Experience and explore great science fiction short stories with a podcast unlike any other with Star Trek’s Geordi La Forge.
Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories – published in India by Zubaan Books – cements Vandana Singh’s status as one of the most compelling voices in contemporary literature, SF or otherwise.
By the time I finished the four short stories contained in that book, I was a Cordwainer Smith fan for life.
Take a break with a light take on serious topics, with a science fiction novel that’s a satire and a thriller, all at once.
With the comic series having recently concluded, a look at the immensely gratifying science fiction epic from Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen.
An electrifying read about a world where the balance of power is inverted, and men are the weaker sex.
In a world where data is king, can people survive as more than bits of information?
When was the last time a major sci-fi series was based on paintings in an art book?
Contemporary SF Classics featuring books by Ian McDonald, MR Carey, Liu Cixin, Adam Roberts, Nnedi Okorafor, Annalee Newitz and Gareth L Powell.
SF writer par excellence. Editor beyond compare. The most contentious man on the planet. The fox in the SF hen coop.
A review of Kumar L’s novel of first contact, Earth to Centauri: The First Journey.
In which we talk about his award-winning Numbercaste, big data, credit scores, Sri Lankan sci-fi, Commonwealth Empire, his alternative history trilogy, ‘crafting one’s own Iron Throne’, and more.