I joined a readers group on Facebook last year. It’s a very active group that has a vast number of well-read and articulate readers. A recent post on this group lamenting the lack of good science fiction in India inspired this post today. Allow me to present the science fiction books I have read that have come out of India:
- Satyajit Ray’s Professor Shonku series
- Anil Menon’s The Beast with Nine Billion Feet
- Samit Basu’s Turbulence
- Vandana Singh’s books
There are a few literary journals too that publish SF with an Indian or Asian influence.
Sadly this site has gone defunct but the quality of stories published was quite high and the archives are worth browsing through.
This is an international science fiction and fantasy magazine that often features stories with an Asian influence.
Papercuts by Desi Writers’ Lounge is not focused primarily on science fiction/fantasy
Published by the renowned Kitaab Publishers, and featuring a story by (ahem!) yours truly!
Science fiction and fantasy is picking up in India in a big way. Here are a couple of links I found interesting:
Have you read Indian science fiction? Please do recommend some of your favourite stories/books in that genre! �0