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  1. The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories
    The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories
    The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories
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  2. The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories

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Well known and well regarded in the world of science fiction and fantasy writing, Vandana Singh brings her unique imagination to a wider audience in this collection of stories, newly reissued by Zubaan Books. In the title story, a woman tells her husband of her curious discovery: that she is inhabited by small alien creatures. In another, a young girl making her way to college through the streets of Delhi comes across a mysterious tetrahedron. Is it a spaceship? Or a secret weapon?

The first Indian female speculative fiction writer, Singh has said that her genre is a chance to find ourselves part of a larger whole; to step out of the claustrophobia of the exclusively human and discover joy, terror, wonder, and meaning in the greater universe. A revolutionary voice in fantasy writing, Singh brings her passion for discovery to these stories, and the result is like nothing of this world.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Vandana Singh
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Zubaan
EAN
9789381017968
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
9381017964
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Zubaan
Manufacturer
Zubaan
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
214
PublicationDate
2013-02-15
Publisher
Zubaan
Studio
Zubaan
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The stories of this collection range widely in genre, from "Conservation Laws", a story-within-a-story about a mission on Mars that took a strange turn, to the not-quite-everyday "Hunger" and "The Wife", to the wonderful "Three Tales from Sky River", a collection of far-future folklore of settlements on other worlds, and "Infinities", a story of advanced mathematics and real-world religious tensions.

"Delhi", one of my favourites is about a man who glimpses the past and future of Delhi, who sees a woman he's been given a picture of from a strange organisation that stops suicides by offering them an unusual reason to live in these pictures of individuals they must try to meet. He tries to find out whether he can interfere in the events and lives he glimpses - especially the mysterious woman's. Not all of it is resolved by the end. If only Singh would write a novel that starts with "Delhi" and keeps going!

The language is often beautiful, sometimes strange. I wish... Read more
The author is from India and her stories present interesting insights into Indian culture.
Some great stories here!
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