Author Archives: Rati Mehrotra

About Rati Mehrotra

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

Favorite Novel Reads of 2019

Thank goodness for fiction. It’s been a rough reality today – I just cannot believe the results of the UK election! But then, I never believe it when right-wing, racist, climate-change-denying, xenophobic fundamentalists get elected and yet here we are, … Continue reading

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Story Sales, Jury Summons, and More

Winter is coming. No, scratch that. Winter is here. It’s in the dark, gloomy skies, the icy wind, the slushy road, and in the overpowering desire to go into hibernation for the next four months. Wake me in April when … Continue reading

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CAN-CON 2019 Schedule

The schedule is in! This will be my second year attending Can-Con – The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature in Ottawa. I had a great time last year and am looking forward to meeting old friends … Continue reading

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A Spammy Poem

Like you, I get a ton of spam emails every day. Unlike you (probably) I did something silly with them. Here is a poem made entirely of the subject lines of spam emails. I wouldn’t dream of actually clicking them … Continue reading

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Finance 101 for the Aspiring Writer

There’s an article making the rounds on Twitter in which a writer says she got USD 350k to write 5 books, and how she blew the advances because she thought there was more money coming and no one ‘mentored’ her. … Continue reading

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The 2019 Toronto Writing Workshop

Oh no, where did July go? The summer is flying by and I am Not Ready for autumn. Must eat more ice cream before September. Must take more walks. Must see Shakespeare in High Park. Must write more words…okay, scratch … Continue reading

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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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