Vina Jie-Min Prasad

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Vina Jie-Min Prasad
GenreScience fiction, fantasy

Vina Jie-Min Prasad (维娜·杰敏·普拉萨德) is a Singaporean writer of science fiction and fantasy.[1] She is a three-time finalist for the Nebula Award and has also been a finalist for other awards such as the Hugo. She is currently based in Oxford.[2]

Writing career[edit]

Prasad has been active in the speculative fiction since 2016.[3] She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop.[4]


Prasad's short stories "Fandom for Robots" and "A Series of Steaks", both published in 2017, were nominated for the Nebula Award,[5] the Hugo Award[6] and the Theodore Sturgeon Award.[7] Her short story "A Guide for Working Breeds" is a finalist for the 2021 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.[8] It is also a finalist for the 2021 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

She was a finalist for the 2018 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer,[9] and came second.[10]


Short fiction[edit]

  • "Different Ways to Burn" (HEAT: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology, Apr. 2016)[3]
  • "The Spy Who Loved Wanton Mee (Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art, Oct. 2016)[3]
  • "A Series of Steaks" (Clarkesworld 124, Jan. 2017)[1]
  • "Fandom for Robots" (Uncanny Magazine 18, Sep./Oct. 2017)[1]
  • "Portrait of Skull with Man" (Fireside Fiction 49, Nov. 2017)[1]
  • "Pistol Grip" (Uncanny Magazine 21, Mar./Apr. 2018)[1]
  • "Black Flowers Blossom" (Uncanny Magazine 31, Nov./Dec. 2019)[1]
  • "A Guide for Working Breeds" (Made To Order: Robots and Revolution, Mar. 2020)[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Vina Jie-Min Prasad at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ Prasad, Vina Jie-Min. "Vina Jie-Min Prasad: About."
  3. ^ a b c Prasad, Vina Jie-Min. "Vina Jie-Min Prasad: Writing."
  4. ^ Yoachim, Carol M. "Interview: Vina Jie-Min Prasad," in Uncanny Magazine 21, Mar./Apr. 2018.
  5. ^ "Nebula Award nominees for 2018". Wired.
  6. ^ Singaporeans J.Y. Yang and Vina Jie-Min Prasad finalists in Hugo Awards for science fiction, Lifestyle News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
  7. ^ The Theodore Sturgeon Award Finalists
  8. ^ "SFWA Announces the 56th Annual Nebula Award Finalists". SFWA. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  9. ^ 2018 Hugo and Campbell Awards Finalists – Locus Online
  10. ^ Hugo Awards 2018: Detailed Results

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