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A sickly biologist shuts herself off from the world and its deadly pollutants to research her beloved microbiota in peace - until a chance encounter drives her to venture out into an unliveable Bangalore.

In a dystopian Arizona, a couple performs forbidden life-saving abortions amid the threat of tanks and drones, the strict report of automatic weapons and the spying eyes of neighbours.

A young woman competes in a gruelling challenge, determined to win a place in a world where body modifications equal class and grant people the privilege of transcending gender.

In this collection of 14 layered stories featuring dying cities, undying humans, amorphous bodies, cyborg racers and magic beetles, internationally acclaimed writer and data scientist S.B. Divya treads the line between the present and the future, while exploring the eternal conundrums of identity and love in speculative worlds.

Runtime (May, 2016), Publications

2016 Nebula Award finalist for Best Novella

The Minerva Sierra Challenge is a grueling spectacle, the cyborg's Tour de France. Rich thrill-seekers with corporate sponsorships, extensive support teams, and top-of-the-line exoskeletal and internal augmentations pit themselves against the elements in a day-long race across the Sierra Nevada.

Marmeg Guinto doesn’t have funding, and she doesn’t have support. She cobbled her gear together from parts she found in rich people’s garbage and spent the money her mother wanted her to use for nursing school to enter the race. But the Minerva Challenge is the only chance she has at a better life for herself and her younger brothers, and she’s ready to risk it all.



Soft We Wake - Analog Fact & Fiction, January/February 2019

Runtime (Italian) - Future Fiction

Looking Up (reprint) - Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction


Loss of Signal - on and

Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse - Uncanny Magazine


An Unexpected Boon - Apex Magazine

Looking Up - in Where the Stars Rise, an anthology of Asian science fiction & fantasy.

Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story - on and

Nava - Gamut, Issue 1


Binaries - Lightspeed Magazine Volume 73, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction

Audio version at Cast of Wonders, May 2017

Reprinted in Mithila Review Issue 9, September 2017

The Boy Who Made Flowers - Mothership Zeta Issue 4; also featured on BoingBoing! 

Gaps of Joy, and a Knot for Love - PodCastle 436

Reprinted in Fantasy for the Throne


The Egg - Nature's Futures column 

Ships in the Night - Daily Science Fiction


Strange Attractors  - Daily Science Fiction

Reprinted in Science Fiction for the Throne

Reprinted in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination