Welcome to the website of speculative fiction writer Vandana Singh.  Here you can find information about me, my stories, links to reviews, essays on a variety of subjects from fiction and literature to science and social justice, and musings on my blog Antariksh Yatra.

  • A new anthology of stories, essays and artwork titled “A Year Without a Winter”, edited by Dehlia Hannah includes “Widdam”, a story by Vandana Singh, alomgside such amazing authors as Nnedi Okorafor, Tobias Buckell and Nancy Kress. “Widdam” is a neologism derived from the acronym for World Destroying World Machine (WDWM).

  • Boskone is an annual science fiction convention organised by the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA). Dr Vanadana Singh is the Hal Clement Science Speaker at this year’s convention which is from February 16, 2019. Click here for the announcement on the Boskone website.

  • The 2019 Philip K. Dick Award nominees were announced here on January 12, 2019 by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust. AMBIGUITY MACHINES AND OTHER STORIES by Vandana Singh (Small Beer Press) was one of the six nominations.

  • Interview in March 2018 on the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, as featured on

  • Out in February 2018 in the U.S. from Small Beer Press, and in September 2018 in South Asia from Zubaan books – my new short story collection, Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories! Publisher’s Weekly Top 10 in SF, Fantasy and Horror, Spring 2018, with critical acclaim from Washington Post,, Wall Street Journal and LA Review of Books among many others. See this link for more information and reviews, including an interview with Wired Magazine.

  • Vandana Singh’s story “Conservation Laws,” originally published in my first short story collection “The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet” (Zubaan/Penguin India 2008), has been reprinted in the January 2018 issue of Uncanny Magazine here.

  • Article by editors Ed Finn and Joey Eschrich in Slate, Dec. 2017, about the anthology “Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities,” from Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination.  The volume came out in November 2017 and contains the new novella “Shikasta” here.

  • Tangent Online review of new story, “Widdam,” in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jan 2018  here.

  • Italian publication of 2014 novella Entanglement in Francesco Verso’s Future Fiction series here.

  • Interview in Los Angeles Review of Books, November 2017 here.

  • Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review of Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories – Number 1 on list of recommended readings in science fiction, fantasy and horror for Spring 2018 here.

  • Upcoming – Vandana’s second short story collection, Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories from Small Beer Press (Feb 2018) here.

  • An article “Notes on Indian Science Fiction: The Parallel Worlds of Jayant Narlikar and Vandana Singh” by Salik Shah in Mithila Review here.

  • The French edition of my first short story collection (“The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet,” Zubaan, reprint 2013) came out from in 2016 to multitudinous positive reviews, for example at this link. Translated by Jean-Daniel Brèque with a cover by Aurelien Police. Click here for the link.
  • This website is live again after a long abandonment! Construction underway by Kavita Singh
  • Upcoming science fiction story, “Wake-Rider,” in the December issue of Lightspeed
  • Short story “Arctic Light,” in the anthology “Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean,” a unique Indian-Australian collaboration to be published by Allen and Unwin
  • Science fiction novella, “Entanglement,” in the Project Hieroglyph anthology, out in  September 2014 (
  • I will be a Guest of Honor at the SFRA conference at Stonybrook in 2015!  (

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