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ASCENDANCE

Sadhna Shanker

  • Original Title: ASCENDANCE
  • Publication date: April 2018
  • Publisher: RUPA & CO INDIA
  • Country: IN
  • 327 print pages
  • Sci-Fi/Anticipation

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Themes: FAMILY, Filiation, PEOPLE facing life, Life choice, Death, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Survival, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, War and other conflicts, Modernization, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

Pitch

On Elone, the ancient split between men and women is reignited by the death of Seeni, and the two societies must grapple with what kind of future they now want. A book delving into ideas of gender, immortality and consequent new social constructs.

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Sadhna Shanker is an Indian author, blogger and civil servant. She has written for the International Herald Tribune, The Times of India, The Huffington Post, The Wire and many other.

Summary

ASCENDANCE is set on a different planet in the distant future. Earth is finished, and humans have relocated to another planet, continuing the separation of men and women that began in the last days of Earth. They now live on two separate sides of the planet, in an uneasy truce after centuries of bitter warfare. Each side feels complete; women and men do not need each other to reproduce. Indeed, there are very few babies, as everyone can live forever. And then… there is a murder. The existing equilibrium between men and women begins to crumble.

If a clash happens, how long would it last? What would remain? Who? How many?
As each side regroups along the Fence, Maya, a woman’s consciousness from twenty third century Earth, reveals the past. She provides a glimpse of the intertwined existence of men and women. Would knowledge of their shared past change the course of the future?

Delving into ideas of gender, immortality and consequent new social constructs, ASCENDANCE is set in a world that presents a possible, but not dystopian future.

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  • Author’s biography

    Sadhna Shanker is an Indian author, blogger and civil servant. Her books include NEVER A DISCONNECT (2010), WHEN THE PARALLELS MEET (2007), AHLAN WA-SAHLAN - A SYRIAN JOURNEY (2006) and CATCHING FIREFLIES (2016). She has written for the International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Huffington Post and The Wire.