Review Copy Available: The Gollancz Book of South Asian SF Vol. 2

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ARB has been offered a digital review copy of The Gollancz Book of South Asian SF Vol. 2 (Gollancz), edited by Tarun K. Saint.

If you are interested in reviewing this book for ARB, please reach out to the editors using the form below to express your interest. Please note that this review copy will come with an NDA.

From the publisher:

Follow up of the critically acclaimed first volume of previously unpublished science fiction/speculative writing by well-known, award-winning and debut writers of subcontinental origin.

Features stories and poems by writers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet –Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, Saad Z. Hossain, Vandana Singh, Bina Shah, Navin Weeraratne, Manjula Padmanabhan, Anil Menon, Priya Sarukkai Chhabria, Salik Shah, Kehkashan Khalid, Shovon Choudhury, Usman T. Malik, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Gautam Bhatia, Jayant Narlikar, Tashan Mehta, Lavanya Laxminarayan and many more.

detailed and insightful introduction that puts the themes of the stories and poems into perspective while providing an overview of the distinctive features of South Asian SF.

beautifully packaged collector’s edition.

must-have collection for hardcore SF fans as well as those who wish to be introduced to the genre.

About the editor:

Tarun K. Saint, an independent scholar and writer, was born in Kenya, and has lived in India since 1972. His research interests include the literature of the partition and science fiction. He is the author of Witnessing Partition: Memory, History, Fiction (2010), based on his doctoral dissertation. He edited Bruised Memories: Communal Violence and the Writer (2002) and co-edited (with Ravikant) Translating Partition (2001). He also co-edited Looking Back: India’s Partition, 70 Years On (2017), with Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta. Recently, he has edited The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction (2019). The bilingual (Indian-Italian) SF anthology ‘Avatar: Indian Science Fiction‘ , ed. Francesco Verso and Tarun K. Saint, appeared in January 2020.


If you are interested in reviewing this title for ARB, please fill out the form below, and let us know why you might be suited for it. While we welcome new writers, please point us towards any of your reviews or other writing if possible (personal blogs or Goodreads are fine). If there are multiple books or essays you’re interested in (see what we’ve Called for Review and have Available for Review), please list them in the order you’re interested in reviewing them.

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