30 September 2013

 

FICTION: Introduction to "Runaway Cyclone" and "Sheesha Ghat", by Anil Menon and Vandana Singh

We have chosen two stories not as representatives of Indian speculative fiction but as interesting instances of the genre.

FICTION: Runaway Cyclone, by Jagadish Chandra Bose

A few years ago a supernatural event was observed which rocked the scientific communities of America and Europe.

FICTION: Podcast: Runaway Cyclone, by Jagadish Chandra Bose, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Jagadish Chandra Bose's "Runaway Cyclone."

FICTION: Sheesha Ghat, by Naiyer Masud

Father must not have known that I had already heard mention of Sheesha Ghat from visitors in his house. I knew that it was the most widely known and least inhabited ghat on the Big Lake, and that a scary woman by the name of Bibi was its sole owner.

FICTION: Podcast: Sheesha Ghat, by Naiyer Masud, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Naiyer Masud's "Sheesha Ghat."

ARTICLE: Splitting the Difference: A Discussion about Indian Speculative Fiction, part 1, by Anil Menon and Vandana Singh

As part of this week's issue, we asked a panel of writers, critics, academics and editors to answer some questions about Indian SF.

POETRY: Tatakai, by Shweta Narayan

mantras couldn't (sri rama rama rameti) shape me to match / the movies

ARTICLE: Writing Speaking Dreaming: Conversations Around Tatakai, by Shweta Narayan and Strange Horizons

"My Tamil is a colonial language, just as Hindi is, just as English is. Where I am in the power balance depends on which power balance we're talking about."

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Sultana's Dream by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, reviewed by Aishwarya Subramanian
Wednesday: The City of Devi by Manil Suri, reviewed by Indrapramit Das
Friday: Turbulence by Samit Basu, reviewed by Amba Azaad