The Inhumans and Other Stories: A Selection of Bengali Science Fiction

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MIT Press
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5.2 X 7.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is Associate Professor in Global Culture Studies at the University of Oslo. He is the leader of CoFUTURES, an international research group on contemporary futurisms headquartered in Oslo. He is a World Fantasy Award-winning editor, translator, writer, and critic of speculative fiction, and the producer of Kalpavigyan: A Speculative Journey, the first documentary film on Indian science fiction.
"The historical parallax provided by a book such as The Inhumans is . . . where the full potential of the [Radium Age] shines through. It is a very welcome addition to the series."
--Locus Magazine

"Makes for a great introduction to this moment in SF history."
--Reactor Magazine

"The range of styles represented are compelling, both in the stories that they tell and in the way the authors represented in these pages blend the futuristic with unexpected dramatic elements. . . . A welcome expansion of speculative fiction for anglophone readers."
--Words Without Borders

"Chattopadhyay's collection will add to [the Bengali science fiction] canon in English and is sure to appeal to fans of sci-fi and general readers alike."
--Kajal Magazine

"Chattopadhyay is an acknowledged authority. . . . [on] Bangala and science fiction stories from colonial India."
--The Bookseller

"Studying how sci-fi themes were treated by Bengalis is a worthwhile academic pursuit. . . . Offers a valuable peek into genre history."
--Publishers Weekly

"A fascinating read. . . . shed[s] new light and complexity to the story that is science fiction."
--Transfer Orbit