Kalicalypse brings together recent stories of talented SF writers from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, widening the scope of the previous Future Fiction volume Avatar.

The stories deal with crucial issues for understanding the development of the subcontinent and therefore of a large slice of the world population: fascinating and disturbing visions at the same time, such as the ethics of mind-uploading in an aging population, the exploitation of mythic archetypes in VR by the powerful Shiva corporation, the biopolitics of fertility for which a daughter that bleeds becomes a valuable asset in The Fertile Market, the migration of climate change refugees to Edge-of-Space platforms and the consequences of prosthetics memory, and terraforming by nanobots for the amelioration of the Earth, and the challenges facing those who are operating junk-ships in space.

“Speculative thinking underlies all gestures of critical thought. What lies at the other side of the Kalicalypse? Many new worlds? Kalicalypse is the plurality we inhabit.” – Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

Table of Contents
Introduction by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay
The New Humans by Trishna Basak
Kali_Na by Indrapramit Das
The Art of Possible by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
The Daughter That Bleeds by Shweta Taneja
The New Migrants by Navin Weeraratne
Anamnesis by Rupsa Dey
The Architecture of Loss by Salik Shah
Tethered by Haris Durrani
Steeling Minds by Kehkashan Khalid
The Almighty by Zafar Iqbal
Afterword by Tarun K. Saint
The New Humans and The Almighty have been translated from Bengali by Arunava Sinha

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