Author Archives: Rati Mehrotra

About Rati Mehrotra

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

Dasa Mahavidya – The Ten Great Wisdoms

I’m often asked about the inspiration behind my books Markswoman and Mahimata. The answer varies, because there are so many things that come to mind: the science fantasies I read as a teen; Star Trek, which aired weekly on our … Continue reading

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New Story up at Lightspeed Magazine

Story Day is always a happy day! Very pleased to announce a new short story publication This Way to Paradise at Lightspeed Magazine. You can read or listen to it for free – the audio narration is by Justine Eyre. … Continue reading

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Lucifer, Dissected

I just finished the third season of Lucifer, and I have thoughts. I’m going to try to avoid spoilers here, but this post might not hold much interest for those who have not seen even a single episode of this … Continue reading

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April Reads and Updates

April is the cruelest month, breeding Germs in your flu-ridden house, mixing Fatigue with fever, stirring Sneezes with freezing rain. I love The Waste Land. It lends itself so beautifully to parody. But there’s another reason I’ve been thinking of … Continue reading

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MAHIMATA Book Release Day

Today is the day! MAHIMATA, the sequel to MARKSWOMAN, is out in the world. The Asiana duology is complete. I am pleased and excited to share this story that I began so long ago. And also sad that it’s over. … Continue reading

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Sunny Pictures for Cold Times

Happy New Year 2019, everyone! I just returned to frigid Toronto after a warm and colorful visit to my hometown, Lucknow where the food was great, the sun bright, the air polluted, and the traffic crazy. I’ll just leave these … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reads of 2018

No year for me is complete without an enjoyable look back at my favorite reads. I just checked goodreads, and apparently I have read 71 books out of my modest goal of 40 for the year. Not bad for a … Continue reading

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