Vandana Singh is an Indian writer whose short fiction collection The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet (Zubaan, 2009) includes 2004 British SF short fiction finalist "Delhi" and 2005 Carl Brandon Parallax finalist "The Tetrahedron" as well as "The Wife" from the 17th The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (Datlow, Link, and Grant, eds.) and "Infinities" from the 27th The Year's Best Science Fiction (Dozois, ed.). Her novella Distances (Aqudeuct, 2008) won the Parallax and was a Tiptree finalist. Novella Love and Other Monsters (Aqueduct, 2007) is in the 25th Dozois Year's Best, and "Oblivion: a Journey" and "Somaveda: A Sky River Sutra" are in Year's Best SF 14 and 16 (Hartwell and Cramer, eds.) . Other short fiction is in Rabid Transit (Ratbastards, ed.), The Company He Keeps (Crowther and Gevers, eds.), TRSF (Cass, ed.), Lightspeed, and Foundation. Upcoming work includes a novelette in Steampunk Revolution (A. VanderMeer, ed.) and several short stories.
Her poem "A Portrait of the Artist" was the 2003 Rhysling long form runner-up; other poetry appears in Mythic (Allen, ed.). She is co-editor, with Anil Menon, of the forthcoming anthology Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana (Zubaan). She has recently been a science and environment columnist for Strange Horizons. Vandana has a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics and teaches at a state university in the Boston area.