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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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 13mm | 208g
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • 9381017964
  • 9789381017968
  • 1,276,603

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"Vandana Singh is a most promising and original young author." (Ursula K. Le Guin, author of the Earthsea trilogy)"
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About Vandana Singh

Vandana Singh is the author of Younguncle Comes to Town and its sequel, Younguncle in the Himalayas.
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200 ratings
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5 33% (66)
4 40% (79)
3 20% (39)
2 6% (13)
1 2% (3)
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