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Vandana Singh

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Værker af Vandana Singh

Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories (2018) 188 eksemplarer
Younguncle Comes to Town (2004) 106 eksemplarer
Of Love and Other Monsters (2007) 30 eksemplarer
Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana (2012) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Ambiguity Machines: An Examination (2015) 14 eksemplarer
Younguncle in the Himalayas (2005) 12 eksemplarer
To Each Her Own (2006) 6 eksemplarer
7 Science Fiction Stories (2006) 5 eksemplarer
Infinities [novelette] 5 eksemplarer
Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra (2010) 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Bidragyder — 569 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection (2005) — Bidragyder — 531 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008) — Bidragyder — 477 eksemplarer
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) — Bidragyder — 294 eksemplarer
Other Worlds Than These (2012) — Bidragyder — 247 eksemplarer
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (2014) — Bidragyder — 241 eksemplarer
Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing (2007) — Bidragyder — 225 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (2013) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 15 (2010) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Bidragyder — 184 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection (2015) — Bidragyder — 171 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Bidragyder — 171 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 170 eksemplarer
Trampoline: An Anthology (2003) — Bidragyder — 169 eksemplarer
Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution (2012) — Bidragyder — 152 eksemplarer
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 16 (2011) — Bidragyder — 128 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2008) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
The Other Half of the Sky (2013) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (2014) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
The Best of World SF: Volume 1 (2021) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer
Bewere the Night (2011) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
Time Travel: Recent Trips (2014) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
The Bestiary (2016) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction (2019) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Polyphony 3 (2003) — Forfatter — 32 eksemplarer
Polyphony 1 (2002) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
TRSF (2011) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.5: Writing and Racial Identity (2011) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 7 (2023) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
To Shape the Dark (2016) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination (2022) — Interviewee — 15 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 20: January/February 2018 (2018) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Year Seven (2015) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Mythic (2006) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
A Year Without a Winter (2019) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 22/23: The Company He Keeps (2010) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 089 (February 2014) (2014) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
The Moment of Change (2012) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9: Intersections and Alliances (2015) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 106 • March 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer
Rabid Transit: Menagerie — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer
Bifrost n°82 : Neil Gaiman (2016) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction Volume 2 (2021) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 85 • June 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Dreams for a Broken World (2022) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
BSFA Awards 2017 (2018) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 42 (2020) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Living Tomorrow — Introduktion — 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
20th century
Køn
female
Nationalitet
India
Fødested
New Delhi, India
Kort biografi
science fiction writer

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Run, don't walk, and read this lady's short stories.

Thoroughly interesting and enjoyable. Some body-horror. Yes, she does think she is a planet. No, I don’t want to spoil it.
 
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Black_samvara | 4 andre anmeldelser | Aug 9, 2023 |
What can we make of the relationship between human and machine?

This is three beautifully told related vignettes wrapped in a twist made of awesome. (Really, the twist end booted this very firmly up from four to five stars. I'm into this kind of thing, though.) Available free at Tor. Go and read it already.
 
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amyotheramy | May 11, 2021 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
If you like science fiction and fantasy short stories from a different point of view, read this book. Instead of using the standard European influences, some of these stories are based on Indian mythology. One of my favorites (the last) stars an Indian woman who has traveled to a warming Arctic to collect her aunt's belongings. Even though I've already read this as a pre-release ebook, a print copy is on its way to be added to my collection.
 
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kbuxton | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 20, 2018 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I've been a fan of Vandana Singh since I read The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories and met her at the Science Fiction Research Association 2015 conference, so I was excited to acquire an advance review copy of this, her second collection of short fiction, covering works released (mostly) after the publication of her first. A second novel is always a tricky thing; I'm wondering if a second short story collection can be even more so.

I enjoyed the first collection for its thoughtfulness and its sense of play, but I'm used to Singh's voice now, and at times I felt that Ambiguity Machines & Other Stories wasn't giving me much that I hadn't got out of the first. Singh has a recurrent interest in how (what one of her characters in TWWTSWP&OS called) "inner space" and "outer space" need to be accessed at the same time. As a result, there are a lot of ruminative stories about people in outer space here, people's ordinary lives paired with extraordinary journeys through time and space. On top of that, AM&OS adds an interest in the environment-- as is common in contemporary sf, a lot of these tales take place after some kind of ecological disaster or environmental collapse, though sometimes they're about one being forestalled. I'll be honest, occasionally it started to all blend together.

But when Singh hits, she really does sing. I really enjoyed "Peripeteia," about a physics academic who, after her lover leaves her, starts to worry that Occam's Razor might not be true, and maybe all of physics is just an ad hoc alien construction. "Are you Sannata3159?", about a man working for a pittance in a meat factory in a stratified future society, is a really dark story, more like what I would expect of Manjula Padmanabhan (it's sort of Harvestesque), but blackly good. "Sailing the Antarsa," about a lone space explorer who discovers there's always a new unknown to know, was a nice and uplifting counterpart to that one. I liked the knitting together of the stories of ordinary people during a fantastic event in "Cry of the Kharchal."

The second-best story in the volume is the last (and the only one not previously published): "Requiem," about a graduate student who goes to Alaska (in a time of environmental collapse) to collect the belongings of her recently deceased beloved aunt. A strong take on grief, with some intriguing ideas under the surface. The best story in the volume is the title story, "Ambiguity Machines: An Examination," three stories about nameless characters encountering machines that may or may not exists, each one on its own an insightful, melancholy tale, but in combination, greater than the sum of their parts. Which is true for many machines, many stories, and many collections, including this one.
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Stevil2001 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 12, 2018 |

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