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Monday, October 26, 2020

science fiction


'The idea of a major war between Great Powers has worn off'

September 12, 2020 12:14 am

Philosopher Toby Ord’s new book, The Precipice, examines our power to collectively extinguish the human species

Does life resemble fiction? Here are some novels that dealt with a pandemic

April 13, 2020 6:47 pm

Over the years, there have been several novels on pandemics, be it Albert Camus' The Plague, which readers are rediscovering, or Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love In The Time of Cholera. Here are some of them.

Isolation Words: Pandemics are the petri-dish for fiction

March 21, 2020 4:22 pm

A look at how the breakdown of bonds and the betrayal of bodies allow writers to take an X-ray of the body politic

Ravana was a spectacular king. He just fell for the wrong girl

October 28, 2019 10:50 am

The mists of mythology, history and conspiracy theories render him elusive. Yet, in Sri Lanka, the search for Ravana remains a quest for validation.

Tales of Future Past

June 29, 2019 12:07 am

Two ambitious, engaging anthologies that navigate the best that Indian science fiction has to offer

Imagine, It Isn’t Hard To Do

April 19, 2018 12:59 am

This year’s Indian nominees for Hugo Awards, arguably the most important recognition for science fiction and fantasy, on the potential of SFF to offer an alternative critique of political, social and economic structures.

Writer of the imagination

January 26, 2018 12:08 am

In Ursula K Le Guin’s care, fantasy and science fiction attained the age of majority

A Blade Runner for our time

October 06, 2017 10:08 am

The 1982 film introduced a new vocabulary, inspired a generation of sci-fi

Dreams come true

April 01, 2015 12:21 am

How inventors have turned science fiction into prediction.

Gold rush in space? Asteroid miners prepare,but eye water first

November 22, 2013 1:46 am

New ventures to focus on using space minerals in interplanetary gas stations or to build colonies on Mars.