Locus Magazine, the unofficial newspaper of the speculative fiction world, mentioned the possibility of entering a short story competition that was being run out of the Indian Festival of Science and which was open to writers from all over the world. The competition was called, ‘Spin your Science’. I entered a story called One Ring to Find Them which is closely based on my day job and was very pleasantly surprised to be one of 20 finalists. At the time of writing, the top 3 stories have not been chosen. It is unlikely my story will go further, as I would expect (and hope) it should go to an Indian writer. Nonetheless, my story will be published online and in their annual magazine. Apparently, the finalists’ stories/poems will be put on a chip with the idea in the future it will go to the moon!

Once links are available, I will post them here, meanwhile here is the announcement of the finalists.