Revolt of the Lamebren
Nominated | Book Awards 2019 | Writings for Young Adults
Revolt of the Lamebren
What if you are born with a termination date? Would you be ready to die at sixteen?
In the Super-Dome of the future, Altklugs are born with the super-knowledge and efficiency of 6.25 human years, in their one year.
Zinnia is one of the Lamebren, normal humans missing the ace inputs in this world. As she and others like her grapple with their clipped, carefully monitored and suffocating life in the Super-Dome, they face the looming threat of their termination dates.
Startling events and unexpected dark secrets reveal the decay, cruel intentions and repercussions of the Altklug world, making Zinnia realise that it is up to her to challenge their pre-decided destiny.
Through a vortex of extreme adversities and life-threatening danger as well as painful self-realisation, Zinnia bravely fights the world of the Altklugs for justice and equality. Would she and her friends win the fight for the survival of the Lamebren and beat their termination dates? Revolt of the Lamebren, the first book in the Super-Dome Chronicles saga, is Zinnia’s daring and exciting journey of survival.
Dr. Manjiri Prabhu holds a Doctorate in Communication Science and is an independent film-maker for Television, a Writer/Novelist in English and also the Founder/Director of a Literary Festival. She has directed over 200 children’s TV programmes, more than 50 short fiction and travel films and has authored 11 books.
Her unpublished psychological thriller novel was adapted into a Hindi feature film by NFDC, titled Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha. Her thesis, converted into a book, titled Roles: Reel and Real, has become a rare reference book for students of Hindi cinema.
Prabhu has been acknowledged as a pioneer in India among women writers of mystery fiction and she has a diverse global fan following. She is also the first female mystery Author to be published outside India and has been labelled as the ‘Desi Agatha Christie’. and much recently, Prabhu has been acknowledged to be a 'match for Dan Brown' by Dr. Shashi Tharoor.
She has been invited to reputed International Literature Festivals like the Agatha Christie Festival, UK and International Women Fiction Writers, Matera, Italy.
Her novels 'The Cosmic Clues' was selected as a Killer Book, by Independent Mystery Booksellers of America and 'The Astral Alibi' was honoured as a 'Notable Book' in the Kiriyama Prize. Her books have been published by varied reputed publishers like Penguin, Bloomsbury, Random House USA, Jaico Books, Rupa Publications and Times Group Books.
As the Founder/Director of Pune International Literary Festival, Prabhu has brought Pune city on the International map of Literature and Arts festivals. She believes that literature heals and is a prerequisite to a peaceful society.
She has recently been awarded 'Inspirational Women of Maharashtra -Excellence in the field of Writing' (2017) and ‘Most Admired Leader of Maharashtra' by ERTC Global Herald (2017) . Also awarded the Rex Karmaveer Gold Medal Award (2016) instituted by iCONGO and the UN.
She is also an animal welfare activist promoting caring and adoption of street dogs.