July 4, 2014
About a decade ago, I came across a book whose blurb intrigued me. It read: 'Fantasy for the non-fantasy reader... '. I was hooked and read the first four volumes of the series back-to-back and th...
February 13, 2014
Writer of academic science fiction Dominic Alessio says his interest in science fiction lies in connecting it to contemporary issues and to understanding the past
November 11, 2013
Debut novelist Parvathi Ramkumar’s dreams and aspirations are all related to writing
October 27, 2013
The latest Percy Jackson novel, The House of Hades, introduces a character who is gay. Author Rick Riordan tells Harshini Vakkalanka the idea that we should treat sexual orientation itself as an adults-only topic is absurd
August 21, 2013
George Manavalan, who writes as Giorgio Groom, is the 20-year-old author of the Soldiers of Ares, a book which combines the two worlds of magic and technology
July 10, 2013
Artificial intelligence and human refugees come together in this sci-fi fiction which has plenty of adventure, romance and twists to keep you hooked. »
June 19, 2013
Anime characters are very life-like and unlike American cartoons which appeal only to kids, they have a wide audience involving millions of adults
April 27, 2013
Given the volatile state of the world, it is no coincidence that superheroes have captured our imagination like never before. Everywhere you look; superheroes have broken free from their comic boo...
January 27, 2013
Rajiv G Menon’s Thundergod — The Ascendance of Indra juxtaposes history and mythology to form an engaging plot
December 14, 2012
What do humans do when they think the world is about to end? They write about it
February 13, 2014
Frank Roger’s most published story, The Burning Woman, is barely four pages. Within them a lonely man awaits every evening the fleeting sight of a woman dressed in flames. She draws nearer...
December 14, 2013
Author and medical practitioner Abraham Verghese talks to Meenakshi Kumar about his twin careers and how his work as doctor closely related to his writing
October 28, 2013
After the seminar on Urdu detective writer Ibn-e-Safi, the city was in for two days of amusement at the annual Zinda Dilane Hyderabad event
October 9, 2013
Ghosts, violence, sword fighting and humour… Jonathan Stroud’s latest offering has all this and more.
July 23, 2013
Tash Aw, Jim Crace and Colm Toibin are among 13 authors competing for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction in a field, announced on Tuesday, that’s heavy with new writing talent. “Ha...
June 25, 2013
Several of Mr. Matheson’s works were adapted into movies, including "Hell House" and "What Dreams May Come." »
June 3, 2013
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I woke up to see sunshine streaming through my window. I pressed a button and robotic arms sprang out of the walls to brush my teeth, comb my hair, give me a bath and chang...
February 24, 2013
Fiction, drama, romance, self-help, non-fiction… today’s young authors have left no genre unexplored in their quest to write a book. In their teens and 20s, they represent a new breed of writers who strive to pen something out of the ordinary. Anusha Parthasarathy talks to a few first-time authors »
January 4, 2013
Mainak Dhar speaks about dealing with the fear epidemic in his post-apocalyptic novel Zombiestan that holds in its pages a significant message for people »
July 16, 2012
Do you like reading about Sherlock Holmes? If so, then these books would surely hold you in thrall as this youngster bravely encounters all odds to find answers to death defying puzzles.