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 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

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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

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!

On The Wrath of The IOTians podcast: on Spotify and Apple

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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