Salik Shah is a science fiction writer and filmmaker. His work has been nominated for Toto Awards and Kumaon Literary Festival’s Fellows of Nature, and one of his short stories appear in a course syllabus at SOAS University in London. He is the founding editor of Mithila Review, Asia’s leading science fiction and fantasy journal with media appearances in prominent publications around the world. He is a true seasteader at heart— his writings explore alternate futures, fluid identities and open movement across shifting geographies and borders. He has a degree from Film and Television Institute of India, and has written a feature film, and produced documentaries and videos. A former journalist and copy editor with The Miami Herald International, he has led youth awareness and engagement campaigns for leading international brands and social causes. As a creative leader and entrepreneur, he has worked with media and advertising houses in Asia, Europe and America. His clients include startups and multinational firms.
“I believe Seasteading is more than a science fantasy—it could actually help bring humanity closer to an era of sustainability, global citizenship, abundance and freedom. With bold and disruptive startups from mobile cities in the international waters, I think we should be able to solve some of humanity’s persisting problems here on earth before we can venture beyond.”