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Strange Worlds! Strange Times! Amazing Sci-Fi Stories


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AuthorEdited by Vinayak Varma
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2018
PublisherTalking Cub
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‘Here is a fine collection of escape hatches arrayed in front of you: all open, all leading far away from this reality. Why not climb through one and see where it takes you?’

What if machines meant to help humans took over their owners? Or if unending traffic jams forced Swedish detectives to levitate around the Indian city of Bluru? How did the deadly cyclone in the Bay of Bengal that had everyone on tenterhooks suddenly calm down? What does one do when killer zombies launch an attack in Chennai or when eager-to-please musical creatures refuse to go back into their pods? And did the giant Tetrahedron appear on the streets of New Delhi to help people see beyond their present reality?

Alternate worlds and futures—or pasts—have never seemed as full of potential or as visionary as in these stories by some of the best storytellers in the country, including Manjula Padmanabhan, Jerry Pinto, Vandana Singh, Srinath Perur, Rashmi Ruth Devadasan, J.C. Bose, Indra Das, Shalini Srinivasan, Zac O’Yeah, Sunando C. and Vinayak Varma. Satirical, humorous and thought-provoking, these mindboggling stories will amaze you with their depth of imagination and are a must-read for all sci-fi lovers!

About the author
Vinayak Varma is a writer and designer based in Bangalore. He is the author and illustrator of The Sunshower Song, Jadav and the Tree-Place, Angry Akku and Up Down, and was the founding editor of Brainwave magazine. He has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and is a recipient of the Publishing Next Digital Book of the Year Award. His short stories have appeared in Out of Print Magazine, Muse India and The Deccan Herald, among other publications. When he isn’t making picture books, teaching art or consulting for craft beer brands, Vinayak sings and plays blues harmonica. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @eyefry.

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