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21 May 2018
[They are i]nspired by a very effective technique for dealing with anxiety I was taught long ago, which is to let the sensation envelope you without judgement.
30 Apr 2018
Writers Tashan Mehta (The Liar's Weave) and Prayaag Akbar (Leila) and writer-editor Salik Shah (The Mithila Review) got together with Articles Editor Gautam Bhatia to have a conversation about the present and the futures of English-language Indian speculative fiction writing. Gautam Bhatia: Five years ago, Strange Horizons ran a discussion about Indian speculative fiction with writers and editors, hosted by Anil Menon (Part I and Part II), called "Splitting the Difference." They talked about problems of nomenclature (what is Indian SF), theme (what is, and what should, Indian SF be about), and authorship (which writers—past and present—make up the field). You are all writers and editors, living and working in India and writing in English, who have emerged after that conversation—at the risk of sounding dramatic, the next generation.
23 Apr 2018
I want characters who value their friends, who see perfect strangers as full-fledged human beings worthy of their help, and who fight the world with hope and kindness to be rewarded for it.
2 Apr 2018
I want my art to have the same sense of mystery and wonder that a great story does.
19 Mar 2018
I want to invite the viewer to my work through feelings of coziness, relaxation, and comfort.
27 Feb 2018
I hope to intrigue the viewer enough to think about the story. I hope to excite their interest and give them a little rush.
27 Feb 2018
Catastrophes, especially ones that are made infinitely worse by racism and disaster capitalism, resist metaphor, even if those metaphors are initially beneficial.
29 Jan 2018
Asking cis readers to bend themselves just a little to read our works can be a form of education in itself: recognizing how much they've been centered when suddenly they're not.
By: Tory Hoke
Art by: Sam Guay
15 Jan 2018
I knew I wanted to continue with my art, but I hadn’t found the place where my art belonged.
1 Jan 2018
I'm always chasing tensions in the stories I tell, and media that articulates that beautiful tension proves a profound and reliable guide.
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