Contingency Plans For The Apocalypse And Other Possible Situations

S.B. Divya

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 earn the privilege of transcending gender. In this collection of 14 layered stories featuring dying cities, undying humans, cyborg racers and magic beetles, including the Nebula Award finalist Runtime, 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.

  • Classification : Sff (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  • Pub Date : AUG 25, 2019
  • Imprint : Hachette India
  • Page Extent : 264
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789388322430
  • Price : INR 499

S.B. Divya

S.B. Divya is a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated author whose work includes Machinehood, Runtime, and the short-story collection Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse and Other Possible SituationsHer stories have been published in various magazines, such as Analog and Uncanny; on; and in several anthologies, including Seasons Between Us and Rebuilding Tomorrow.

She holds degrees in computational neuroscience and signal processing, and she worked for twenty years as an electrical engineer before becoming an author. A lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma, she enjoys subverting expectations and breaking stereotypes whenever she can. For more information visit

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