Vajra Chandrasekera

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About Vajra Chandrasekera

Hi, thanks for coming over! I’m a writer from Colombo, Sri Lanka and I write (and write about) speculative fiction: sf, fantasy, horror. The weird, the bizarre, and the peculiar. As a writer of short stories and as a fiction editor at Strange Horizons, I try to turn my ideas about the form, the genre, and their history into practice.

But I also want to discuss those ideas as ideas, and to think them through and find out where they lead. I don’t get to write in that mode very much because it’s difficult to commit that time to produce essays and reviews which are almost always unpaid or very low-paid. Your support would give me the time and space to write about the things that I otherwise wouldn’t get to write about.

A sample of my nonfiction writing:

I’d love to write more criticism, essays, and reviews like this, and I hope Patreon will give me a way to create the space for that work. I will write and publish new work as often as I can, and some of this material will be for patrons only.

You should pledge to my Patreon if you enjoy any of my work and would like to read more of it, and/or want to support me in general. Help me put more creative work into the world—fiction and nonfiction both! You’d be helping me reclaim some of the (considerable) time and energy that currently goes instead to non-genre-related, non-creative work which I do to pay my rent and bills.

In light of Patreon’s various fee-debacles, I also want to add that small pledges are very welcome! I live in the third world and this is one of those rare situations where the exchange rate works in my favour.

Thank you for reading, and for your support!

(Cover pic: Allegory of Death and Fame, 1518. Agostino Musi)
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