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Indrapramit Das

Forfatter af The Devourers

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Indra Das, Indrapramit Das, Indrapramit Des, Das, Indrapramit

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New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2019) — Bidragyder — 275 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (2013) — Bidragyder — 212 eksemplarer
The Mythic Dream (2019) — Bidragyder — 167 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection (2016) — Bidragyder — 154 eksemplarer
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Bidragyder — 146 eksemplarer
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 Edition (2017) — Bidragyder — 134 eksemplarer
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Bidragyder — 124 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection (2018) — Bidragyder — 116 eksemplarer
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (2019) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer
Infinity Wars (2017) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Screams From the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous (2022) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
The Humanity of Monsters (2015) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Steampunk World (2014) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
The Outcast Hours (2019) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Year Six (2014) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction (2019) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 4 (2017) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Make Shift: Dispatches from the Post-Pandemic Future (2021) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana (2012) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars (2013) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2013) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2015) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 7 (2023) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine (2012) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Avatars Inc (2020) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (2015) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 6 [June 2015] (2015) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Apex Magazine 49 (June 2013) (2013) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 36, No. 8 [August 2012] (2012) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 110 (July 2019) (2019) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 072 (September 2012) (2012) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Tor.com Short Fiction: Sep/Oct 2022 — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (Volume 10) (2018) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Some of this multi-layered debut-novel is set in the present, and some of it is set during the Mughal era, the 1640s, around the time the Taj Mahal was about halfway done. It is a tale of an India invaded by the Raj, infected by foreign demons and mythological creatures, such as werewolves and weretigers. The protagonist of The Devourers, a young man named Alok, is a a history professor in Kolkata (Calcutta) who is solicited by a stranger, Izrail, to help transcribe a series of handwritten scrolls on parchment made of skin. The stranger claims he is a “half werewolf,” a shapeshifter who can turn into a wolf-like beast at will. Glamoured by this stranger and taken by the tale, Alok agrees and types out each manuscript, which contain the life stories of two past individuals: Fenrir, a werewolf from the Norse lands, and Cyrah of Lahore, a young woman. The shapeshifter/werewolf mythology here does not have its origins in India, but rather in Norse mythology: Fenrir is the monstrous wolf meant to kill Odin at Ragnarök.

Through Fenrir’s first-person account we learn of his obsession with Cyrah, and that he raped her and committed acts of violence to protect their unborn child. This rape narrative is difficult, but the novel then shifts its focus to Cyrah, whose voice dominates most of the book. The remainder of Cyrah’s scroll recounts her journey to track Fenrir down and her struggle to come to terms with the half-human child inside of her. In order to understand Fenrir and his motives, however, Cyrah must also wrestle with understanding how shapeshifters are different from humans, confronting in the process difficult questions about what exactly it means to be “human” at all. The book is too violent and vicious for my taste (although it is an integral element of the story), and deeply disturbing; it appears to be making a statement about colonialism.
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bschweiger | 22 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
I don't think this was a bad book, but I got stuck at 60%. I was attracted first by the cover, than by the Indian werewolves. That is certainly original! And it was cool in the beginning, but at some point it got some pacing issues. There was just not enough happening. Getting to know the werewolves was enough for the first half of the book, but I got bored when the story didn't progress and my attention got drawn away by another book...
 
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zjakkelien | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2024 |
The Art of Possible -- Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

An interesting little story about the coming apocalypse and how the world is mired in policy and nothing is more important than following the policy.

At least that what i got from it.

Like all of Yudhanjaya's stories, it's interesting and enjoyable.

Bye for now.
 
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5t4n5 | Aug 13, 2023 |
Library ebook! That I DNF'd just past 3%. One star for a few pages of pretty sentences.

Should've read reviews before checking this out. Pretty sentences do not an enjoyable read guarantee, nor should they, since I am but one reader. I don't want to read a rape, and I am too easily squikked-out by gross things, so I'm out.
 
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terriaminute | 22 andre anmeldelser | Dec 4, 2022 |

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