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.
Do subscribe to my newsletter, Duck of Dystopia!
The Best of World SF vol2 announced (ed Lavie Tidhar, I have an original story in it)
The City Inside is out in North America from Tordotcom`
“Samit Basu’s latest novel is a masterclass in smart, human-driven science fiction, told with delectable wit and gorgeous, visually-driven prose… Basu’s multilayered New Delhi—an endless onion of caste politics, feckless celebrity shenanigans, guerilla activism, and the unpredictable seethe and roil of its everyday people—is at once chaotic and instantly recognizable.” – Alexis Ong, Tor.com
“…Basu’s extraordinary vision of an urban future that isn’t nearly as remote as we might want it to be, and that is yet the latest example of what seems to be a remarkable period in Indian and South Asian SFF” – Gary K Wolfe, Locus magazine
Guest post on John Scalzi’s The Big Idea
My Favorite Bit guest post on Mary Robinette Kowal’s site
Guest feature on Sarah Gailey’s Stone Soup: when is dystopia just the real world?
Den of Geek interview/feature
Got to chat with the amazing Arley Sorg for Clarkesworld
On Hello! magazine’s best holiday books list
Mysterious Galaxy event with SB Divya (tech fails stop around the 6 min mark)
With Saad Z Hossein at Third Place Books:
io9/Gizmodo essay: Immigration advisory for fictional dystopias
Tor.com essay: How to be a protagonist when you’re not the Chosen One and the world is unsaveable.
Latest Duck of Dystopia issue!
More on The City Inside page
Contact: samitbasu(DOT)work(AT)gmail. Books agent: Diana Fox, Fox Literary (NY). Film agent: Milan Agarwall, Tulsea (Mumbai/LA).