Vandana Singh was born and raised in India. She grew
up hearing stories, legends and village lore from
her mother and paternal grandmother, which
profoundly affected her view of reality. Later she
obtained a Ph.D in Physics and had a brief career as
a researcher --- all of which confirmed her
suspicion that the universe is a very strange place.
Presently she lives in the United States and devotes
all of her free time (which is to say, not much time
at all) to writing science fiction and fantasy. She
likes to draw from her experience as an Indian, a
woman, and a scientist to address such questions as
identity, gender, culture, science and society,
exile, and otherness. Vandana also volunteers with a
South Asian women's group that assists Asian victims
of domestic violence, and works with a collective of
Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi women striving for
peace in the subcontinent. Her other passions
include Indian classical music, protecting the
environment, teaching science to young children, and
spoiling her family.
This is Vandana Singh's first published story.
You can read more about her on her website at