This week's Locus Roundtable includes an interview with Anil Menon and Vandana Singh held during ReaderCon.
Fabio Fernandes gathers a number of writers on SF Signal to discuss How To Write Science Fiction on a Post-Colonial World, with some fascinating answers. Participants are Joyce Chng, Ekaterina Sedia, Karen Lord, Jaymee Goh, Jeffrey Thomas, Farah Mendlesohn, Jeff VanderMeer, Karin Lowachee and Vandana Singh. I like this answer from Jaymee Goh: Jaymee Goh... Continue Reading →
Anil Menon has announced the cover for the forthcoming Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana, edited by Anil Menon and Vandana Singh. The anthology will be published by Zubaan Books in India. Here's the cover, and the list of contributors! Contributors: Molshree Ambastha Kalyug Amended Neelanjana Banerjee Exile Priya Sarukkai Chabria Fragments from... Continue Reading →
Locus Online have recently done a spotlight on Indian writer Vandana Singh. Check it out. Vandana Singh was born in New Delhi, India, and now lives near Boston. Some of her short work has been collected in The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories (2009), and she’s published two standalone novellas, Of Love... Continue Reading →
Over at Torque Control, they've just run their second Short Story Club, discussing, among others, stories by Vandana Singh - Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra (read the story online at Strange Horizons) - and Hannu Rajaniemi - Elegy for a Young Elk (read the story online at Subterranean Online). Check out the discussion on each!
Jeff Vandermeer has been in touch with us to remind us that feminist SF publisher Aqueduct Press has recently reached a milestone, publishing it's 50th title. Jeff has an interview with publisher L. Timmel Duchamp on Amazon's Omnivoracious blog. Aqueduct are of particular interest to us at the WSB for publishing two of Vandana Singh's... Continue Reading →
Part of what we're trying to do with the WSNB is highlight individual short stories by international writers as they're being published. You can click on both the 2010 stories or the short story highlight tags to see previous posts. The latest story we wanted to turn your attention to is Somadeva: A Sky River... Continue Reading →
Indian publisher Zubaan Books will be releasing a Speculative Ramayana Anthology and the editors are Anil Menon and Vandana Singh. They're currently open to submissions and you can read their guidelines here.
Over at Rebellious Jezebel, blogger Jha takes Nuno Fonseca (for his editorial here this week) and Luis Filipe Silva (for his response) to task on their treatment of gender, saying in part: Well, yes, of course arguing the lack of representation in spec fic is a goddamn personal thing. Fuck the male privilege horse you... Continue Reading →
Interview by Charles Tan. Hi! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. First off, what's the appeal of speculative fiction for you? Do you think it's an appropriate term for your writing, or is there another descriptor you deem more appropriate? Thanks for interviewing me! Speculative fiction is indeed an appropriate term for my writing. ... Continue Reading →