I’m an Indian novelist, known mainly for SF and fantasy work. I’m also a film director and a writer of comics, animation, short stories, children’s books and nonfiction.

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Cover reveal/announcement for The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport!

Thrilled that Charlie Jane Anders’ Best SFF of 2022 list for the Washington Post includes The City Inside!

As does the Best SFF of 2022 list on Book Riot!

The City Inside is also on the Best of ’22 list on The Quill To Live

The Best of World SF vol2 announced (ed Lavie Tidhar, I have an original story in it)

I’m going to be one of the Clarion West instructors for their six week workshop in summer 2023

The Porter Square books video from The City Inside with Zen Cho is online!

“The characters in The City Inside are fascinating, and the action is cerebral and calculating… Yet along with this superficial societal landscape, Basu also has retained a very human, very personal aspect to his story that not only keeps us grounded, but allows us to care” – LitStack

The City Inside is a must read for everyone interested in adult dystopias as it captures remarkably a current moment and spins a realistic near-future story from here.” – The Middle Shelf

The City Inside is out in North America from Tordotcom`

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Chatted with Lavie Tidhar about his most excellent SF novel Neom in an event hosted by Mysterious Galaxy books

.Did an Instalive with Faye D’Souza for Verve

Latest Duck of Dystopia issue!


Contact: samitbasu(DOT)work(AT)gmail. Books agent: Diana Fox, Fox Literary (NY). Film agent: Milan Agarwall, Tulsea (Mumbai/LA).

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