What are the best fantasy and science fiction books set in India?

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    #1The Yearling

    The Yearling

    The Yearling is a novel written by Marjorie Kinan Rawlings in March 1938. It sold over 250,000 copies that year and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939. Since then, it has been translated into other languages.


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    Willie Brewer
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is not a good solution for the above represented topic. The Yearling is not a fantasy or Science Fiction book. In addition, it is not set in India, but rather years past in the American South (Florida to be exact). It is a wonderful book, but does not fit the above outlined topic. "
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    #2The Beast With Nine Billion Feet

    The Beast With Nine Billion Feet

    The Beast With Nine Billion Feet is a science fiction and a cultural book about India written by Anil Menon. It was published on November 26, 2009 by Young Zubaan. 


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    Mary Walters
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "It is 2040 A.D. The place is Pune, India. The future is here and now. Liquid computers. Flawless skin. Emotional cars. Illusion pods. It's a world full of tough questions and infinite possibilities. Why are Tara's new friends, Francis and Ria, so freaked out by the night sky? Is there strange and beautiful mother, Mandira, friend or foe? Where is their father? Is he a terrorist or genius? And what, exactly, is the beast with nine billion feet? As Tara and Aditya soon find out, there are no simple answers. They find themselves on very different tracks, caught up in a deadly game-- a struggle for power and control, a fight for the genetic code to life itself. In the 'here and now' of Anil Menon's brilliant and disturbing debut novel, the future itself is at stake."
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    Cosmos written by the scientist Carl Sagan is one of the best-selling nonfiction books of all time. Cosmos, a beautiful book, with numerous illustrations, it is based on the TV Show with the same name.


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    Jeremy Carlson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Cosmos was an amazing television series hosted by Carl Sagan. It offered a mass audience take on science and astronomy."
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    Zombiestan is a science fiction book with the element of zombie apocalypse, thriller, horror, and adventure written by Mainak Dhar published in 2012 by Duckbill Books. It follows the story of undead Taliban rampaging through Afghan villages.


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    Samuel Williamson
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is a good book with lots of good reviews. It has a great plot and is refreshing to read. You'll enjoy it!"
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    #5The Devourers

    The Devourers
    The Devourers is an LGBT-themed fantasy book that is set in the culture of India catered to adults written by Indra Das, published on July 12, 2016 by Del Rey Books. 

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    Christian Sims
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "A really good fantasy book set in India. It will keep you turning page after page."
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    #6The Chicken and The Quail

    The Chicken and The Quail

    The Chicken and The Quail is a mystery and thought-provoking book written by Nissar Ahmed A. Naik, published on August 18, 2012 by Createspace. It follows a dead man who rises from the dead.


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    Leticia Gálvez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I thought that it was enjoyable. However, it is not the best science fiction book that I read. It will keep you entertained."
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    Turbulence is a science fiction comic book written by Samit Basu that was published on July 6, 2012 by Titan Books. It follows the story of Aman Sen, a smart and young boy as he becomes a demigod.

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    Lilia Valadez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book follows young people as they find their newly found powers. It allows us to follow and wonder what might happen if suddenly there were superheroes in our world. It was an easy read, and ok, but misses something along the way."
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    #8Cyberabad Days (India 2047)

    Cyberabad Days (India 2047)
    Cyberabad Days (India 2047) is a science fiction book set in the culture of India. This cyberpunk book published on February 24. 2009 by Pyr is a collection of seven stories and 31,000 words.

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    Steven Roberts
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Some of the stories in this book weren't great, but overall it was a good read and I'm glad I got it. There was nothing really incredible here, but there were at least one or two stories that felt really solid and well thought out. The few that I found boring weren't really bad, just predictable."
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    #9River of Gods (India 2047)

    River of Gods (India 2047)
    River of Gods (India 2047) is a science fiction book set in the culture of India written by Ian McDonald that was published on March 1, 2006 by Pyr. The book presents the life of the country in the light of peoples and cultures.

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    Ethan Phillips
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "After reading over the plot, I do think "River of Gods" does seem like it quite be interesting, however, the somewhat mixed reviews makes me question that. I think a story like this could be a bit more amusing if it were a film adaption as opposed to a book. I am also not a huge fan of the amnesia story, as I feel it is slightly overplayed."
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    #10Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)

    Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)
    Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics) is a classic literature and fiction book written by Edith Wharton that was published on September 28, 2006 by Penguin Classics. It tells a tale of despair and forbidden emotions.

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    Joyce Beck
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This was a very intense book. It was a tale of despair, forbidden emotions and sexual tension. The author used beautiful words to describe the scenery. The cost was konly 99 cents. This was really a bargain."


Best What are the best fantasy and science fiction books set in India
1The YearlingBooks 32 Paid
2The Beast With Nine Billion FeetBooks 28 Paid
3CosmosBooks 28 Paid
4ZombiestanBooks 26 Paid
5The DevourersBooks 24 Paid
6The Chicken and The QuailBooks 22 Paid
7TurbulenceBooks 21 Paid
8Cyberabad Days (India 2047)Books 20 Paid
9River of Gods (India 2047)Books 16 Paid
10Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)Books 15 Paid

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