India and Brazil

Today I spotted an academic paper on this history of science fiction written in Hindi. You can read it here. It is great to know that people were writing SF in Hindi at the end of the 19th Century.

And talking of SF that I can’t read, this evening I recorded episode 3 of Small Blue Planet. It features Brazil, and the guests are Fábio Fernandes & Jacques Barcia. Karen Burnham should have it online in a week or so. We talked about a whole range of issues, from Brazilian steampunk to a male author who created a female alter-ego and kept up the masquerade for 6 years, and of course caipirinhas.