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TL;DR: I’m a science fiction author and researcher from Sri Lanka. On good days I spend my days filling notebooks full of strange ideas. On bad days I think of exploding cats.

For general info about me, as well press stuff and references, hop over here. You can also find me on Goodreads and Amazon (as Yudhanjaya Wijeratne).

WORKS IN PROGRESS [as of September 2017]

  • 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

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