2019 might have had some real low notes in it, but it ended well: I finished the second book in the Commonwealth Empire series, and booped it off to Swati Daftuar at HarperCollins India. I’ve written about this particular beast before. I had a great deal of trouble with the thing. I finished the first… Read more The second Commonwealth Empires book is done!
Saturday. Powercut. I’ve been lying in bed going through the editor’s feedback on the Inhuman Peace (book two of my Commonwealth Empires trilogy).* The feedback for book one and two has has been largely the same: “show us more of this alternate Ceylon!” I had intended the first book to be short, sharp, a setting… Read more Update on the Inhuman Peace (Commonwealth Empires #2)
I first met my agent, Kanishka Gupta, on a cold afternoon in Delhi. February, 2018. It took me several tries to get to his place, because apparently he lives bang in the middle of Delhi’s military zone; to compensate, he rolled out a truly magnificent lunch spread, and over many sandwiches we discussed my writing… Read more South Asian science fiction: roots, strains, influences, themes, and a personal re-examination
Continued from previous. So, recap of recent events : Many in the writing community expressed their sorrow that this had happened. Some in the Sri Lankan Comic-con community, angered [and, I feel, with good reason], went a step forward, responding quite harshly . I have been unable to talk them out of it, so… Read more “Incidentally, there is support for Wijeratne’s story”: part two – aftermath and decision trees
I’m going to tell you a story. This is about being nominated for the Nebula Awards , and accusations, and fury. I’m going to tell it slow and in much detail as I can, because I want to, and because context is important. I have seen much slinging of words but no context. When I… Read more “Incidentally, there is support for Wijeratne’s story”: a response to file770 and a record of the Nebula Award madness