Local writer Vina Jie-Min Prasad on top sci-fi shortlists

Vina Jie-Min Prasad (above) is up for Best Novelette for A Series Of Steaks and Best Short Story for Fandom For Robots.
Vina Jie-Min Prasad (above) is up for Best Novelette for A Series Of Steaks and Best Short Story for Fandom For Robots.PHOTO: PEK SHIBAO

Vina Jie-Min Prasad, 28, started getting published only two years ago, but has been shortlisted for the Hugo and Nebula prizes

When the shortlists for the Hugo and Nebula, two of the biggest awards in science fiction and fantasy, were announced earlier this year, one name came out of nowhere.

While most sci-fi writers wait their whole lives to make either of those lists, young Singaporean Vina Jie-Min Prasad not only scored nominations in both, but has also been tipped for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline 'New local writer on top sci-fi shortlists'. Print Edition | Subscribe