Of Speculative Fiction and Cli-Fi
BOOK SUMMARY: Can weather be controlled? If so, can it be weaponised? The U.S. set up ''haarp'' in 1993 for research on weather modification. Its covert experiments caused unexplained weather changes like cloudbursts, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, leading to massive destruction across the globe. Worldwide outrage finally forced the closure of haarp. But the deadly experiments continued to ravage the world. Around the same time, a secret device is planted by a foreign mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas. It has the potential to change weather patterns in India. A team of Army mountaineers is sent to retrieve the gadget. But, will they be able to retrieve it before the damage is done? Will the intelligence agencies across several countries succeed in nabbing the culprits who are trying to weaponise weather? ''Decoding the Feronia Files'' is a cli-fi thriller that takes the readers on an international roller-coaster ride to track the scientists carrying out experiments that could unleash a new weapon of mass-destruction — weather.
ABOUT THE CO-AUTHORS
About the AuthorsTanushree: After 8 years in the corporate sector, Tanushree quit the rat race to wield her pen and found her calling. A well-known travel writer and novelist, she is passionate about travelling and writing. She has written 6 successful novels, a dozen best-selling nonfiction titles and over 500 travel tales. Her last book was A Closetful of Skeletons.
Ajoy: Ajoy Podder is a retired Army officer who has travelled all over India and has been posted to offbeat places around the country. A qualified mountaineer, he has undertaken several mountaineering and bicycle, as well as, trekking expeditions in the mountains and valleys all across the Himalayas. Reading, writing and photography are his passions.
A blog post by Ajoy Podder
Like many boys, I was fascinated by stories of adventure during my early years. I devoured books like Gulliver’s Travels, Robinson Crusoe and Around the World in Eighty Days. Many of those books are indelibly etched in my mind. These books gave way to others as I discovered books in the thriller and sci-fi genre. With the passing of time, I was hooked to any book that blended fiction with science. Alvin Toffler’s books like Future Shock and The Third Wave fired my imagination, taking me on a journey into the future and I found myself captivated by thoughts of time machines, aliens, outer space et al. With that, I entered into the world of speculative fiction.