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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The City Inside is out in North America from Tordotcom`

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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

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.

r/fantasy AMA

Latest Duck of Dystopia issue!

“There’s a chilling effect to Basu’s…near-future sf epic, set in a social media–glutted world…The novel’s theme, that the truth does not and cannot set anyone free, is as disturbing as it is thought-provoking.” – LibraryJournal

“The reader’s immersion into their world is truly felt in the conflicts that follow in trying to find a way to be true to oneself when, as one character sums it all up, “What is the point of this tech if it can’t tell us the truth?”” – Booklist

” As history might prove, the mass uprising of the poor, as envisioned by Indi, rarely affects a sustainable shift in the dynamics of power imbalance, especially against an insidious, all-pervasive system. Basu thus creates a cautionary tale of a possible future, leaving us only with an outline of how to navigate it.” – SFRA Review

Excerpt: Joey

Excerpt: Rudra

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).

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