The session was called ‘Today in Indian SF’
This was a session of a different genre, with Gautham Shenoy, a Science Fiction (SF) columnist thanking Bangalore Literature Festival for giving a platform to have this conversation. The view being 2019 has been an inflection point, an exceptional year for Indian science fiction.
The panel comprised of Indrapramit Das, whose short fiction has appeared in publications including tor.com, Clarkesworld and Asimov’s Science Fiction, Sadhna Shanker, who has penned ‘Ascendance’, a science fiction novel and Sukanya Venkataraghavan, the author of ‘Dark Things’ and editor of ‘Magical Women’. These eminent authors were in conversation with Gautham Shenoy, an SF columnist
All the panelists agreed that the audience is gradually increasing, however, there needs to be more visibility to increase readership.
It was a great experience to find such an interesting platform for science fiction in India!