Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nagesh Upadhyaya's "Siege!" (short story, terrorism, free): Chillingly plausible near future weapons of urban warfare

Gripping story of a plot with a situation that is a much simpler version of Bombay terror attacks last month - terrorists holding hostages. It takes a rather kind view of India's ministers, contrary to evidence; but that's not the main point of the story. Highlight is the chillingly realistic fighting gadgets near end - very plausible without too far fetched technology.

Fact sheet.

First published: Indian Science Fiction & Fantasy (when? probably around the year 2000.)
Rating: A.
Download full text. [via manofsan at indiansciencefiction Yahoo group]
Related: Stories dealing with terrorism (caution: This page throws up some Bombay terror posts too. But there is fiction too - search for "Fact sheet" on linked page).


Krishnan said...

Wow that was a nice story. Thanks for sharing it Tinkoo.
If only we had roboroaches .....

Tinkoo said...

Krishnan: Scary thing is - terrorists will also have them.

Krishnan said...

ha ha that is true Tinkoo. Bad elements always try to be one step ahead of the "good ones".