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The tales of two women

Shobhaa De and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana’s latest women-centric outings are laced with sex and feminism
(From left) Shobhaa De picks Anaïs Nin as her favourite erotic fiction author and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is fond of reading books with magical realism
(From left) Shobhaa De picks Anaïs Nin as her favourite erotic fiction author and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is fond of reading books with magical realism
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 10:42 AM IST
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“My aim has always been to be the first Samantha Shannon, not the next anyone else”: The author on feminism, female leads and more...

Author Samantha Shannon’s books create a world in which women are never damsels in distress, and old and boring tropes are being pushed back
Samantha’s love of fantasy books began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Hearing about J.K. Rowling made her want to be a published author
Samantha’s love of fantasy books began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Hearing about J.K. Rowling made her want to be a published author
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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Shortcut to Middle Earth: Your guide to Tolkien

JRR Tolkien did more than write The Lord of the Rings books. With a biopic due out this year, here’s a quick primer to the worlds he created
Even LOTR nerds who romanticise Frodo’s journey tend not to know that JRR Tolkien wrote as many as 30 works set in Middle Earth.
Even LOTR nerds who romanticise Frodo’s journey tend not to know that JRR Tolkien wrote as many as 30 works set in Middle Earth.
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 05:39 PM IST
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Game of Thrones: All you need to know about George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin, the 70-year-old writer behind HBO’s blood-spattered epic “Game of Thrones”, has created a multitude of fantasy worlds spanning medieval pasts to distant sci-fi futures.
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Updated on Apr 12, 2019 01:08 PM IST
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All worldbuilding, without exception, is political

It is worth building our fictional worlds with care, for these are the signage we leave for the people we are and wish to be.
Every work of fiction puts something speculative in the world.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Every work of fiction puts something speculative in the world.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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10-year-old from Jaipur is the world's youngest practising playwright

The chirpy young playwright loves reading fantasy fiction, with the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series being her favourites.
Krshaana Rawat with her Guinness World Record.(HT PHOTO)
Krshaana Rawat with her Guinness World Record.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByNitika Kakkar

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin announces new book

Writer George RR Martin’s upcoming book, Fire and Blood, is set in the same fantasy world of Westeros as Game of Thrones. The book is available for presale.
Author George RR Martin is popular for his Game of Thrones series of novels.(AFP file)
Author George RR Martin is popular for his Game of Thrones series of novels.(AFP file)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 11:00 AM IST
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