This collection of mind-expanding stories is now available in a brand new paperback edition as part of the Zubaan Classics series to celebrate Zubaan’s 10th anniversary.
Already a name in the world of science fiction and fantasy writing, Vandana Singh presents her first collection of stories, bringing this unique imagination to a wider audience. 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 returning home through the streets of Delhi comes across a mysterious tetrahedron: is it a spaceship? Or a secret weapon? Each story in this fabulous collection opens up new vistas — from outer space to the inner world — and takes the reader on an incredible journey to both
“A most promising and original young writer” — Ursula K. LeGuin, author of The Earthsea Trilogy
“I’m looking forward to the collection despite the fact that I haven’t actually read that much of Singh’s work, or perhaps because of that fact, because everything I’ve read has impressed me — the past and future visions in ‘Delhi’, the intensity of ‘Thirst’, the feeling of escape at the end of ‘The Tetrahedron’…” — Niall Harrison, Vector (British Science Fiction Association)
“…attracts all the inadequate adjectives reviewers pull out when rendered nearly speechless: beautiful, evocative, mysterious, brilliant, stunning…” — www.sfsite.com
“…the first writer of Indian origin to make a serious mark in the SF world, … she writes with such a beguiling touch of the strange.” — Nilanjana Roy, Business Standard
“Singh says that speculative fiction has a ‘unique, revolutionary potential’. If so, The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet is as enjoyable as a revolutionary text you’re likely to find.” — Jess McCabe, The F Word.