Shalini Srinivasan writes comics, bits of research, and fantasy. Her books include Vanamala and the Cephalopod which was selected for the White Ravens Catalogue and most recently, Shoecat Thoocat. (In addition to her contribution to this Halloween issue of spacecraft, you can find her wonderful story of a fed up Bangalore road–“Not fair, thought the road. This, it turned out, was consciousness”–here: http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/road-a-fairytale/). She spends a lot of her time holding forth at captive adolescents and, occasionally, Twitter @shal_srinivasan.
Enjoy her “academic chiller”: One Number University by Shalini Srinivasan.