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.

  • 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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  1. Will Evans

    Dear Vandana,

    I hope this message finds you well! Writing to introduce myself to you as a hug fan of the inventiveness of your work as a writer (I bought The Woman Who Thought She was a Planet from Brazos Bookstore in Houston two years ago on the recommendation of their bookseller Danielle DuBois Dimond!), and to let you know about my new venture, which combines book publishing and movie producing: Cinestate, we’d very much love to find a way to work with you here. Details on this new venture are below:

    With Cinestate, I’ve partnered with Dallas Sonnier, who produced last year’s indie hit film Bone Tomahawk (a brilliant western horror flick) and has strong roots in the film industry. Together we’ve founded an entertainment studio based that capitalizes on his strengths as a visionary movie producer and my inroads and innovations in the publishing industry with Deep Vellum Publishing Our goal is to sign books we will adapt into a movies, tv/web series, and an “Audiostate” (a term of our invention combining podcasts, audiobooks, staged readings, radio plays, etc).

    We are in the startup phase with the plan to announce in September with a list of at least four authors, we have two signed already. We already have several projects in production, including a horror/mystery Audiostate and a revenge thriller film starring Vince Vaughn that starts shooting in August. Both of these projects are the brainchild of our first Cinestate author, S. Craig Zahler. He directed Bone Tomahawk and has an impressive resume as a novelist, including Wraiths of the Broken Land (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013), which was just optioned by Ridley Scott and FOX for a tv series, and Mean Business on North Ganson Street (Thomas Dunne, 2014), which has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a film to star Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx.

    We want authors who have the creative capacities of Zahler, mentioned above, or any amazing authors from China you can recommend, who can write cinema-scope works that can be adapted easily into other mediums, and I’m reaching out to you because I’m looking for diverse, amazing authors we can launch with in our first several seasons. We’re looking for awesome stories, period, with the goal to build the biggest audience possible for every story anywhere and everywhere those audiences live. All I’m looking for is a story with a damn good hook by an author we can develop and work with for the long term whether that’s the most literary novel of the year or the darkest sci-fi or paranormal thriller. We’re definitely not limited by genre, but we are looking for writers who create really spectacular stories and have diversified writing abilities, interests, background, who’s looking for a different kind of publisher willing to take risks and do it differently, committed to developing their creative abilities and readership.

    We would love to know if you have any ideas for a novel or stories that might fit our universe. If you have any other authors you think would work, we’re always looking for the best and most diverse stories we can think of, and would trust your insight more than just about anybody else’s with stories that might fit our vision for publishing awesome books and turning them into awesome movies. Feel free to call me anytime, my cell is below, and do let me know if you have any questions about Cinestate or our plans for the future.

    Thank you for your time and help, and look forward to speaking with you soon!

    Will Evans
    Cell: 512-771-6469


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