Author Archives: Rati Mehrotra

About Rati Mehrotra

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

Washing dishes and writing words

July is the hottest month, breeding weeds in my tulip pots, mixing energy with ennui, stirring deck chairs with thunderstorms. You can see I’ll never be T.S. Eliot, and for that, I suppose, we should all be grateful. But seriously, … Continue reading

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Middle Grade Fantasy Faves

I love a good middle grade fantasy. In fact, I sometimes prefer reading children’s books. They can be fun and humorous and don’t demand much and – best of all – I can discuss them with the kids. In fact, … Continue reading

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Sumer Is Icumen In (and other reasons to smile)

Sumer Is Icumen In is the title of a medieval English round of the mid-13th century. The middle English is pretty hilarious to sing aloud (Lhude sing cuccu!), but it feels appropriate to the day, which must be the first (okay maybe … Continue reading

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April News and Reviews

News flash! I have a release date for my novel. Markswoman is scheduled for 23 January 2018. A few weeks, and I should have a cover to share. It’s all very exciting. I’m working with my editor on line edits, and … Continue reading

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Hackers’ Faire: now live at Cast of Wonders

Story Day! Very pleased to announce that Hacker’s Faire, my far-future story with cats, cyborgs and buskers mingling in a bombed-out space station in Toronto, is now available to read or listen at Cast of Wonders. The story is narrated by Wilson … Continue reading

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Poems on the Underground

Twenty years ago, a friend of mine from England gave me a beautiful gift: a book titled Poems on the Underground, a collection of poems that were selected to be displayed on unlet advertising spaces in the London Tube. The … Continue reading

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In the Ruins of the Residency

This winter, I returned after a gap of some years to visit my old hometown Lucknow: the capital of the most populous and tumultuous state of India, Uttar Pradesh. There were parts that looked utterly different – enormous, walled-off parks with stern statues, bright … Continue reading

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