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Books n Stuff Podcast: S2 Episode 04 - Sci-fi Authors with Sumit Shetty, Pune Writers Group


Welcome to the Books n Stuff Podcast.

A very simple question to you. Just take a piece of paper and pen or a your mobile device. Think of any authors or creators that come to your mind when I say the phrase science fiction.

Just the top 3, 4, 5 names maybe.

How many Indian science fiction writers popped up in your list? If you are anything like me, my best guess is you probably have none in your list.

But Sumit Shetty from the Pune Writers Group can rattle off a dozen names from the top of his head. In my chat with him for the Books n Stuff podcast, he didn’t stop with Indian Sci-fi authors, but also covered Chinese (Chinese origin too!) Sci-fi authors as well. We, Earth people, haven’t colonized Mars yet, or we would have had Sumit rattle off a few Martian Sci-fi authors as well.

Till that happens, check out some of the stories and authors that we discussed about in this exciting podcast episode:

  • Inspector Matadeen
  • Gollanz Book of South Asian Science
  • Kyla chandar dutt - 1835
  • Anil Menon
  • Arjun Rajendran
  • inconceivable idea of the sun by Anil Menon
  • Leila by Prayag Akbar
  • The woman who thought she was a planet by Vandana Singh
  • Things we found during the autopsy
  • Moustache by S Hareesh
  • Broken Stars and Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
  • Three body problem by Cixin Liu
  • Story of My Life by Ted Chiang

Enjoy the Books and Stuff Podcast!

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A big shout-out to Akhilesh for his voice for the intro, Anita Nagarajan for her voice for the sign-off and Parvathi Ramkumar for her Gottuvadhyam adapted rendition of Simon&Garfunkel for the intro music and for Raga Garudadhwani Thyagaraja kriti outro music.

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