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I love it when the lack of a plan comes together.

I was extremely nervous about putting Turbulence and Resistance up on Indian Kindle in the complete absence of any kind of selling plan beyond hopeful links on social media. But I wanted to thank readers in India for reaffirming faith in everything. Couldn’t have asked for a better welcome. So, thanks. And if you want … Continue reading

Indian readers: Turbulence + Resistance now out on Kindle

Together, in a single fat volume, exclusively on Kindle in India. Here’s the link I’d been planning to put Resistance out in India for a while, and barely noticed the last year pass in the middle of the five other things I’ve been working on across media. Still haven’t figured out who the best publisher … Continue reading

New Indian nursery rhymes

I’ve been having a great deal of fun writing nursery rhymes for present-day India. Part One, in the Huffington Post, is a modern-day Indian alphabet Part Two, also in the HuffPo, is a multiple-choice entrance test

Stoob 2 is out!

And you can get it here.

Can you stop the pain inside, when science and myth collide?

In the Times of India on new Indian Bad Science Fiction And on We the People, NDTV, in a big science v myth smackdown

The Fantasy for Good charity anthology

Just realised I hadn’t put a link to this lovely book on the site (had it up on FB and Twitter of course). Fantasy for Good, a charity anthology. Proceeds go to colon cancer research. Features Gaiman, GRR Martin, Zelazny, and other such. Get it here

Litfestive season

So, it’s that annual winter surfacing before I disappear into several ethers again. Will be at Jaipur litfest doing these: 23rd Jan at 2:15pm “From Here to Hogwarts” Samit Basu Experience school stories, both real world and genre, what makes them good and what makes them last. Build stories with a set of characters in … Continue reading

Resistance Lives! A joyous round 11 (with some Stoob on the side)

Haven’t been posting for the longest time, and this bunch of reviews/interviews/things has been on my mind for a while. Resistance is still doing its thing out there, as we head towards another winter. Stoob 2 is to be published soon, the first round of artwork is in, and in the meantime I’m very grateful … Continue reading

Resistance reviews round 10 and that whole Chetan Bhagat thing

Well, we’re midway through August, so this might be the last round of US/UK reviews – once again, I’ve been incredibly lucky, and thanks everyone for your kindness. I’ll post more of these when there are enough to collect into more posts. ‘Basu manages to characterize many of them very intensely for the amount of … Continue reading

Resistance reviews round 9 and some more Stoob action

Right, so we’re heading towards the last bunch of Resistance reviews, I think. And here’s one I was waiting for with a great deal of anxiety, Strange Horizons. Fortunately, it’s very kind. ‘A post-modern, comedic, smart romp… Resistance is a thrilling, well-paced, enormously entertaining ride… The book is populated by a large cast of superheroes, written with amazing finesse—Basu’s … Continue reading

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