Efflorescence of South Asian Sci-Fi?

Posted on December 31, 2017  /  0 Comments

The Sunday Times

Plus – Review of “Numbercaste” by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
by Rohan Samarajiva
“I have long been a reader of science fiction not just for entertainment, but also for insights useful for my research and teaching. After all, the very word cyberspace was coined by William Gibson, a luminary of the cyberpunk sub-genre.  I like all forms of sci-fi, but find near-future science fiction the most illuminating.  So I not only read, but recommend.

A friend teaching about social aspects of ICTs once explained she had trouble following my reading recommendations: the plots were mostly formulaic quests, she said.  The characters were two-dimensional and not fully developed.  She was implying it was a male genre; Zane Gray and Rider Haggard reworked…”

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