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Science Fiction and Fantasy | An Indian Experience

Year: 2005

Guleil: Part 2 – Corpus from a Nimbus – A Serialised Novel By Som Nandivada

Lizzie, she was a refurb job; as of course were all pipers in a general sense. But she was particularly so. She had the carry-over trait in excess. On this trip too, she carried over deja vu remnants from prior…

Issue 23: Editorial

In this edition, we bring the second part of the serialized novel, Guleil. As always, all feedback is welcome. From This Issue:

Guleil: Part 1 – The First Leg – A Serialised Novel By Som Nandivada

“Honey toots, how about we do the laundry now?” While seemingly innocuous, Lizzie’s words were as a matter of fact poised astraddle of a keen line of demarcation. It was a line that bordered on uneasy, for her and for…

Issue 22: Editorial

In this edition, we start a serialized novel. Som has named it, Guleil. The name reminds me of countless attempts to aim at the apple high in the tree and hit it! I never could do it. Hope you enjoy…

“Tales of the Future: Ten Best Sci-Fi Stories by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar” A Review by Dr. M H Srinarahari

Most scientists now believe that the universe came into being with a bang, as described in the “The Big Bang” theory. There is, however, one Indian astrophysicist, Jayant Vishnu Narlikar, who does not believe that a firm case has yet been…

Issue 21: Editorial

In this edition, we review a collection of Science Fiction stories by one of the great living Indian Physicist, Dr Jayanth Narlikar. Hope you enjoy reading this issue and I apologise for the delay in publishing this month’s edition. From…

Gauri’s Story By Sudarshan Purohit

[Note 1: The following story is an extract from a larger work, tentatively entitled Agni Rakshasa, that Sudarshan is working on.] [Note 2: The word dev, used in the following story to refer to ghosts and captive spirits, is a colloquialism used by…

“It Happened Tomorrow” – Edited by Bal Phondke – A Review by Nandini Pandya

I came across this book while browsing the catalog of books published by National Book Trust. I have no idea if the book is available in local bookstores. However, it is carried by indiaclub.com, a US-based online seller of books…

Issue 20: Editorial

When Nandini shared her views on Sudarshan’s essay on why there is no Sci-fi in India, I requested her to write an article about her views. She chose to do it by writing a review of an anthology she had recently read….

Science Fiction in India: Why Isn’t There Any? by Sudarshan Purohit

Literary traditions in India are probably more evolved and widespread than any of the western countries. By Literary traditions, I don’t mean only the recent trend towards English writing, but also the huge bodies of Hindi, national and regional language…