Vandana Singh is an alien from the third world, currently living near Boston, where she teaches physics at a small state university and writes non-Euclidean tales of science fiction and fantasy. Her work has been published in numerous venues, including Strange Horizons and Lightspeed, and in seminal anthologies such as So Long Been Dreaming (eds. Hopkinson and Mehan), and The Other Half of the Sky (ed. Andreadis). Many of her stories have been reprinted in Year’s Best anthologies, and her novella, Distances (Aqueduct Press), won the 2008 Carl Brandon Parallax Award. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed ALA Notable children’s book, Younguncle Comes to Town (Viking). Apart from writing and teaching, her passions include environmental issues, music, and mangoes.