What kind of fantasy and science fiction work is emerging from new markets in Asia? Who are the new wave of authors who are rewriting the future of Indian subcontinent? How are authors reimagining storytelling through speculative fiction? How do Asians perceive speculative fiction as a genre? What are the fan clubs in Asia?
Shweta Taneja is a feminist speculative fiction author from India. With seven published novels, she is a leading voice in feminist science fiction and fantasy. In this lecture, she will retell her experiences of being a female and writing feminist stories for an audience which is mostly male. She will also retell experiences of her past, what fantasy means to her and her experiences of being a feminist fantasy author in a conservative, patriarchal country.
The talk SFF trends in Asia at FedCon will also mention emerging trends, publishing industry and readership in speculative fiction in Asia, focusing on the Indian subcontinent.