About the session:
An AI overseer and a human crew arrive on a distant planet to salvage an ancient UN starship. The overseer is unhappy. The crew, well, they’re certainly no A-team. Not even a C-team on the best of days.

And worse? Urmahon Beta, the planet, is at the ass-end of nowhere. Everybody expects this to be a long, ugly, and thankless job.

Then it all goes disastrously wrong. What they thought was an uninhabited backwater turns out to be anything but empty. Megafauna roam the land, a rival crew with some terrifyingly high-powered gear haunts the dig site, and a secret that will change humanity forever is waiting in the darkness.

Stuck on this unmapped, hostile planet, lacking resources, and with tech built by the cheapest bidder, the salvage crew must engineer their way to payday...and beat Urmahon Beta before it kills them all.

That’s the book description of The Salvage Crew, by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne. Sounds good?

His “co-writer” is OpenAI GPT2-117M,[1], and the audiobook has been narrated by Nathan Fillion -- sounds even better, doesn’t it?

Join us as we have a fun conversation with Yudhanjaya, about The Salvage Crew, and about his work in general.

About the speakers:

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne is the Nebula Award nominated writer of The Salvage Crew, Numbercaste, The Inhuman Race, and several other stories. His work has also been published on ForeignPolicy and Slate, and appeared on Amazon bestseller lists.

About the moderators:
TG Shenoy is an SFF enthusiast and a columnist & critic. He also curates the SF track for Bangalore Lit Fest. He hosts To Boldly Go, a fun SFF quiz every Saturday.

VIjayalakshmi Harish is a columnist, writer, and author of Strangely Familiar Tales.

Participation: is via Zoom for registered participants. Alternatively, you watch the livestream here.

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