Participation in Bhopal Arts & Literature Festival

Bhopal – the magical city of lakes encircling small hills is clean and beautiful. The Bhopal Literature Festival was held from 10 to 12 Jan 2020. 

Writing science fiction…

The challenge of sci-fi is that a new world with all its dimensions has to be imagined. It has to be populated by characters – living or machines – that are distinct, yet remain plausible. Keeping it believable – that is the key.

Interview

My target reader is 18 and up to infinity.

An interview about Ascendance

There is nothing ‘not normal’ about a sci-fi novel. It is a story set in a different setting that is all. The ingredients are all the same – characters, plot, conflict, resolution and climax. Writing a novel is an enjoyable and immersive experience, whatever be the genre.

Ascendance 2.0

In fact, we lived with them on Earth, and we came to Elone together. There must have been something that tied us together. I think that is also lost to us now; lost to both of us. We have never stopped to look for that bond, never questioned the roots of the animosity that plagues us today. But the knowledge that we shared an intertwined existence is still with us.

Ascendance 1.0

Imagine a world where men and women live as antagonistic species. How would they react when they learn about their shared past….

What they see 3.0

It does represent audacity of hope. Right now it is one individual that is pushing it. but hope and tireless pursuit of knowledge and achievement is the hallmark of the human race on Earth.

What they see 2.0

Originally ransom was demanded for the release of life. It used to be said, ‘your money or your life’. Now ransom is demanded for data release. Slowly and steadily, as humans have crept along the technology curve, life has transformed into packets of data.

What they see

Outside it continued to snow, and millions of light years away, Earth was relegated to ‘wait and watch’.