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Time to retire?

It might just be time to retire. Two things happened today. One, this: The photo’s from the New Releases section at Waterstones Piccadilly, where Turbulence was launched last year. Sent by the brilliant Sanghamitra Chakraborty. Reader self: Surrounded by legends! Bookseller self: Exactly. Who will buy yours? Internet self: The other thing that happened today was … Continue reading

Resistance round 6: More love!

Huffington Post piece on “Indian” creatures in lit/pop culture around the world. EXCERPT: Chapter 3, in which we meet the superheroes of the Unit and see what happened to Uzma: SF Signal Another act of great kindness from Ben Aaronovitch. Thanks Ben! A guest post on SciFiNow. And two more super-kind reviews. ‘You think you know which … Continue reading

Finally on io9!

Last year, there were multiple roars of delight in the Basu household as pieces or reviews appeared in most of my favourite sites – Huffington Post, Suvudu, Tor.com, SF Signal, IGN, Wired. The biggest missing name? io9. Which is why I’m delighted to share this, and it gets its own post: An essay on Bollywood … Continue reading

Resistance reviews round 5: Son of Resistance

Resistance main page here. Collected reviews here. Interviews here. Posts/pieces here. A couple of really kind reviews: ‘I can’t recommend this novel enough simply for the engaging plot, but Basu is obviously breaking new ground, especially for American audiences, in uniting international contexts, a diverse array of characters from multiple nations, and the genre of speculative fiction. This novel … Continue reading

Stoob the First is published!

Delighted to announce that The Adventures of Stoob: Testing Times is now published. Buylinks here: Flipkart Amazon You know what to do.

Resistance reviews round 4: Return of Resistance

Resistance main page here. Collected reviews here. A few reviews I’ve been waiting to share – Curiosity of a Social Misfit, FanGirl Confessions, and Muggenet, which is a site that as a long-term Potterhead I’ve been to several times. It’s an honour to see my own work there – and a five-star review? Super grateful. Warning, though: … Continue reading

Resistance/Turbulence reviews as we head towards pub-day

Some more kind reviews of Resistance are in as we head towards publication day – less than two weeks to go now! The Resistance central page is up. ‘It’s a great read that spans the world and somehow manages to keep things organized and highly entertaining without skipping a beat.’ – City of Films ‘Basu … Continue reading

Resistance excerpt out on Tor.com

Tor.com is one of my favourite sites on the whole Internet, and has always been a source of great joy and discovery. Imagine my absolute delight, then, when I find the first chapter of Resistance in it. Resistance Chapter One on Tor.com

Publishers Weekly starred review for Resistance

Coming soon: Resistance and Stoob.

Resistance is out in the UK and US in July. Was thrilled a few days ago when Nick Harkaway (of whose work I’m a big fan, and I cannot wait to read Tigerman) read and liked Resistance. Here’s his early review. “Fresh, exciting heroics with a serious spine. What’s not to like?” – Nick Harkaway … Continue reading

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