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Vandana Singh

Autor(a) de Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories

29+ Works 598 Membros 30 Críticas 1 Favorited

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The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contribuidor — 570 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection (2005) — Contribuidor — 533 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 481 exemplares
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) — Contribuidor — 294 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection (2010) — Contribuidor — 282 exemplares
Other Worlds Than These (2012) — Contribuidor — 247 exemplares
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (2014) — Contribuidor — 244 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection (2004) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing (2007) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (2013) — Contribuidor — 218 exemplares
Year's Best SF 15 (2010) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Contribuidor — 172 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection (2015) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares
Trampoline: An Anthology (2003) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution (2012) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Year's Best SF 16 (2011) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2008) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (2014) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
The Other Half of the Sky (2013) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
The Best of World SF: Volume 1 (2021) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Bewere the Night (2011) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Time Travel: Recent Trips (2014) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Bestiary (2016) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen (2019) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction (2019) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Polyphony 3 (2003) — Autor — 32 exemplares
Polyphony 1 (2002) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
TRSF (2011) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 7 (2023) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.5: Writing and Racial Identity (2011) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
To Shape the Dark (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination (2022) — Interviewee — 15 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 20: January/February 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Seven (2015) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Mythic (2006) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
A Year Without a Winter (2019) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 22/23: The Company He Keeps (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 089 (February 2014) (2014) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Moment of Change (2012) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9: Intersections and Alliances (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 106 • March 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Rabid Transit: Menagerie — Contribuidor, algumas edições5 exemplares
Bifrost n°82 : Neil Gaiman (2016) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction Volume 2 (2021) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 85 • June 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Dreams for a Broken World (2022) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
BSFA Awards 2017 (2018) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 42 (2020) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Living Tomorrow — Introdução — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
India
Local de nascimento
New Delhi, India

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Run, don't walk, and read this lady's short stories.

Thoroughly interesting and enjoyable. Some body-horror. Yes, she does think she is a planet. No, I don’t want to spoil it.
 
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Black_samvara | 4 outras críticas | Aug 9, 2023 |
What can we make of the relationship between human and machine?

This is three beautifully told related vignettes wrapped in a twist made of awesome. (Really, the twist end booted this very firmly up from four to five stars. I'm into this kind of thing, though.) Available free at Tor. Go and read it already.
 
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amyotheramy | May 11, 2021 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
If you like science fiction and fantasy short stories from a different point of view, read this book. Instead of using the standard European influences, some of these stories are based on Indian mythology. One of my favorites (the last) stars an Indian woman who has traveled to a warming Arctic to collect her aunt's belongings. Even though I've already read this as a pre-release ebook, a print copy is on its way to be added to my collection.
 
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kbuxton | 4 outras críticas | Jan 20, 2018 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I've been a fan of Vandana Singh since I read The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories and met her at the Science Fiction Research Association 2015 conference, so I was excited to acquire an advance review copy of this, her second collection of short fiction, covering works released (mostly) after the publication of her first. A second novel is always a tricky thing; I'm wondering if a second short story collection can be even more so.

I enjoyed the first collection for its thoughtfulness and its sense of play, but I'm used to Singh's voice now, and at times I felt that Ambiguity Machines & Other Stories wasn't giving me much that I hadn't got out of the first. Singh has a recurrent interest in how (what one of her characters in TWWTSWP&OS called) "inner space" and "outer space" need to be accessed at the same time. As a result, there are a lot of ruminative stories about people in outer space here, people's ordinary lives paired with extraordinary journeys through time and space. On top of that, AM&OS adds an interest in the environment-- as is common in contemporary sf, a lot of these tales take place after some kind of ecological disaster or environmental collapse, though sometimes they're about one being forestalled. I'll be honest, occasionally it started to all blend together.

But when Singh hits, she really does sing. I really enjoyed "Peripeteia," about a physics academic who, after her lover leaves her, starts to worry that Occam's Razor might not be true, and maybe all of physics is just an ad hoc alien construction. "Are you Sannata3159?", about a man working for a pittance in a meat factory in a stratified future society, is a really dark story, more like what I would expect of Manjula Padmanabhan (it's sort of Harvestesque), but blackly good. "Sailing the Antarsa," about a lone space explorer who discovers there's always a new unknown to know, was a nice and uplifting counterpart to that one. I liked the knitting together of the stories of ordinary people during a fantastic event in "Cry of the Kharchal."

The second-best story in the volume is the last (and the only one not previously published): "Requiem," about a graduate student who goes to Alaska (in a time of environmental collapse) to collect the belongings of her recently deceased beloved aunt. A strong take on grief, with some intriguing ideas under the surface. The best story in the volume is the title story, "Ambiguity Machines: An Examination," three stories about nameless characters encountering machines that may or may not exists, each one on its own an insightful, melancholy tale, but in combination, greater than the sum of their parts. Which is true for many machines, many stories, and many collections, including this one.
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Stevil2001 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 12, 2018 |

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Obras
29
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Membros
598
Popularidade
#42,016
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
30
ISBN
25
Línguas
2
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