Bewildering Stories biography
Born and raised in the UK, I’ve roamed far and wide since then, having spent time as a child in the Soviet Union — yes, before it reverted to being Russia — and in my family’s ancestral homeland of Sri Lanka, too. I’ve made Japan my home for the last fourteen years or so, taking breaks for a brief stint working at my old university in the UK, and to begin a PhD in Japanese History in the U.S.
When I was a child, my grandfather unleashed me on his incredible library in Moscow. He’d purchased a whole chunk of it for a mere dollar at a U.S. official’s farewell sale, and in amongst the hundreds of tomes were hundreds of editions of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and a whole range of other sci-fi, including Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, and Bradbury.
As I grew older, I continued to find the vast vistas and imaginative flexibility of the genre enthralling, but I rather found that machines without people to care about weren’t really my thing. Though I still love my childhood idols, these days I’m more likely to be reading Ursula K. LeGuin, Margaret Atwood, Ken Liu, Kelly Link, and N.K. Jemisin.
My first collection of short stories, Tales from the Stone Lotus, came out last year, and is now available on Amazon. You can also follow my latest announcements and find the occasional exclusive short at subowijeyeratne.com!
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