Science fiction author, researcher and programmer from Sri Lanka. I like cats, coffee, arguments, Discworld references and faulty TARDISes. And, of course, sitting here dreaming of the future.
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WORKS IN PROGRESS [as of September 2017]
- Story, Structure, Plot: What the Masters Have to Say – a collection of story beats and structures laid down throughout thousands of years.
- Dreadnought – a short story in Craig Martelle’s Expanding Universe III anthology. Explores a starship AI trying to understand war and death through Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade.
- The Blue Mountain [tentative title] – a mute girl from a post-apocalyptic Colombo decides to find out what lies beyond the mountain of garbage looming in the background. Explores Lord of the Flies -ish societies and a Sri Lanka ruined beyond all recognition.
“Fantastic, detailed world-building and characters with heart bring this story to life. Wijeratne has held up a chillingly realistic mirror on our interconnected society.” – Paul Anlee, author of The Reality Thief
“I cannot even begin to tell you how awesome this is. I can happily say it is the best book I’ve read this year.” – Navin Weeraratne, author of The Hundred Gram Mission
“Prophetic, Orwellian, and not wholly inconceivable: the depth of Numbercaste lies in how readily we are able to envision this not-so-distant future.” – Amanda Jay, author of The Other One