Author Archives: Rati Mehrotra

About Rati Mehrotra

Science fiction and fantasy writer. I blog at: ratiwrites.com Thanks for dropping by!

The Severed Head in Indian Mythology

I’ve been re-reading bits of the Indian epics and the Puranas lately, and what struck me most forcibly is the excessive amount of decapitation going on. What’s up with that? To answer that burning question, here is a blog post … Continue reading

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My latest pandemic recipe: Ful Medames

Once again, bored to death of my cooking, I have experimented with a new-to-me recipe: the Middle Eastern staple Ful Medames or foul mudammas. I call these my pandemic recipes because if not for the enforced isolation, I would be eating … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock Said The Ship

Guess what I’m holding in my hand? My contributor copy of the July/August issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction! ❤️😊 My story “Knock, Knock Said the Ship” is the first one, on page 11. Think sentient spaceships, … Continue reading

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Delicious Thai Recipes from a Beginner

In the third month of our isolation, I grew heartily sick of my cooking. Because I live in a 3-generation household, we decided not to take the risk of any takeout or delivery (except for groceries). That means I’ve been … Continue reading

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Geeking out over ancient languages and scripts

I’m no linguist. But right now, I am very excited about languages, scripts, how they came into being, and how they evolved. I’ve been working on a new novel for the last few months, a supernatural fantasy set in medieval … Continue reading

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The Witch Speaks

Still living in the pandemic. Lost count of the days. But! Today is Special! It is Story Day. I am very pleased to announce that my story The Witch Speaks is now live at Lightspeed Magazine. I also did a … Continue reading

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Living in the Pandemic

It is Day 6 of extreme social-distancing for me. I’m looking at the long weeks ahead and wondering (like many of you) how we’re going to get through this. We have an emergency in Ontario, and in many other parts … Continue reading

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Fandom, Obsession, and The Untamed

I’ve consumed countless SFF books and numerous shows in my life. However, I have never been a fan of anything. Until now. People who follow my Twitter feed may have noticed the preponderance of images of pretty, long-haired Chinese wizards … Continue reading

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MARKSWOMAN Ebook Sale

Woohoo! In case you’ve been wanting to read about assassins that have telepathic relationships with their daggers, the ebook of Markswoman is on sale for just 99 cents from now until 24th February in both US and Canada. For those … Continue reading

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Witcher, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways

I rarely rave about a show, and I never watch the same show twice. But for The Witcher, I made an exception. It was even better the second time round, because I caught all the little things I’d missed the … Continue reading

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