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crossposting from my Tumblr account, because I want to spread the word:

The Indian newsweekly Tehelka just put out a pulp/noir fiction issue. All stories free online, with great accompanying art.

If you are at all interested in pulp/noir fiction, you owe it to yourself to read the stories. India has a tradition of mystery fiction that is almost as old as England's, and has boasted some fantastic writers who are completely unknown in the West. The authors of these stories aren't necessarily on the level of the greats of the past, but these stories can act as an apéritif for the greats of the field, and should give a hint at the vitality which Indian authors (and, yes, Chinese and Pakistani and Indonesian and Malaysian and African and basically the entire world outside of the Europe and the U.S.) can and will inject into genre fiction in the coming century.

It's gonna be great.

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On January 8th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC), joasakura commented:
ah, this is brilliant. I LOVE this sort of thing.

Some issues back, Coilhouse did a fantastic article on Chinese detective novels. Some great stuff there as well
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On January 8th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC), ratmmjess replied:
I wrote that article. :-)
On January 8th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC), joasakura replied:
well, crap. Now I'm all embarrassed.

It was brilliant!! <3
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On January 8th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC), ratmmjess replied:
Thanks! Glad you liked it. :-)
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On January 8th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC), jeff2001 commented:
Excellent! Thanks for the link!
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On January 8th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC), samhenderson commented:
Wonderful - thanks for the link!
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