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Author S.V. Divya S. B. Divya is the pen name of Divya Srinivasan Breed, who writes speculative fiction. Born in Pondicherry, India, S.B. Divya immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was five. Her father was a professor of business administration and her mother was a software engineer. Divya holds a BS degree from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with a major in Computation and Neural Systems, and an M.Eng. in Signal Processing from the University of California, San Diego. Her interests and hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, scuba diving, mountain biking, oil painting, and reading. She has been a disc jockey and is eclectic in her musical tastes.

Her debut novella, Runtime, published by, was nominated for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella. It was also optioned for film and television adaptation for Escape Artists. Her debut novel, Machinehood, is published by Saga Press, and her short story collection, Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse and Other Possible Situations, is published by Hachette India.

She is also an engineer and the Co-Editor for Escape Pod, along with Mur Lafferty.

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S.B. Divya Bibliography


  • Machinehood - 2021


  • Runtime - 2016


  • Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse and Other Possible Situations - 2019


  • Where the Stars Rise - 2017
  • The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction - 2019
  • Escape Pod: The Anthology - 2020
  • Rebuilding Tomorrow - 2020

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