Science meets fiction

Down To Earth invites sci-fi buffs and writers to take its readers on a guided tour of the world of science fiction that throws a mirror to the present, tantalises with possibilities of utopias and entertains with robots and descriptions of space travel

Published: Sunday 15 January 2012

Science meets fiction

T V Venkateswaran is a scientist with Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi
Recent sci-fi questions conformism, creeping bureaucracy and commodification, but fails to offer alternatives to global commodification
Arvind Mishra is co-author of Science Fiction in India and Harish Goyal writes science fiction in Hindi
Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires inspired early science fiction writers in Hindi
Debjani Sengupta teaches literatures in English at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.
Industrialisation, modernity and science fiction in Bengal
Vinayak Razdan works with a start-up as a social games developer/designer
Isaac Asimov relied on the past to create visions of information system
Aniruddha Sengupta is a writer constantly struggling with all manners of temptation presented by his chosen home, Goa
Meet Kurt Vonnegut and his uninvited alter ego
Yohan J John is post-doctoral research associate at Boston University’s Neural System Lab
Into the wellspring of sci-fi
Dilip Raote is a journalist and sci-fi buff
Challenging the sceptics
Anil Menon is a science fiction writer
Desi sci-fi lost and found

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