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Spanish world rights sold!
to Pearson Educacion.

About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


17 thoughts on “Ole!

  1. not again.
    what was it this time?

    Posted by Rimi | September 28, 2005, 6:23 pm
  2. Congratulations.

    Posted by Laura | September 28, 2005, 8:27 pm
  3. Congrats darling. Next thing you know they’ll be asking you to make speeches at the Pamplona opening ceremony

    Posted by Jabberwock | September 29, 2005, 4:22 am
  4. yay!

    Posted by Teleute | September 29, 2005, 5:03 am
  5. Wonderful news. Congratulations! 🙂

    Posted by Sonia Faleiro | September 29, 2005, 5:23 am
  6. I agree. Congrats. What’s next?

    Posted by Shobhik | September 29, 2005, 7:00 am
  7. Congrats.

    Just had a long pending crib about the character names in your book. While most of them are simply inspired as the cranes, crows, Danh-Gem, Amloki, Kumirdanga etc, some of them look a little stretched : Aciram, Atarak etc. Maybe you are taking the reading backwards business a bit too far?

    And errr … golems named Mati and Mrittik are merely underlining the obvious, isn’t it?

    Also IMHO, the Atarak episode was extremely unnecessary for the flow of the book. And a brilliant name like Lalmohan got wasted in that episode.

    Just my opinions and that too way past the sell-by-date.

    This does not take anything away from the fact that, you are one of the best things which has happened to Indian novels in recent time.

    Waiting eagerly for manticore.

    Posted by udayan | September 29, 2005, 7:09 am
  8. uh, udayan, its Akarat, not Atarak.
    Sorry Samit, I know its not relevant!

    Posted by Shobhik | September 29, 2005, 8:34 am
  9. Congratulations man. I would really love to see the manticore emerge as a global hit. Even if you dont have eragons $500000 advertising campaign, you definately have a large part of the indian BLOGGING community behind you. I am planning a post about simoquin and manticore, on an online scifi community. which of the reviews should i link to in your opinion? also Manticore come in december, right?

    Posted by Tanveer | September 29, 2005, 9:08 am
  10. jai, trina, sonia, kanti, teleute: thank you verrah much.

    udayan: thank you too, and hope the names in manticore meet with your approval:)

    tanveer: again, thanks, and global hit is a very very very long way away. manticore is in december, and do use any of the links ive displayed brazenly in the sidebar if youre feeling generally positive.

    Posted by samit | September 29, 2005, 9:46 am
  11. congrats…. when is the nu book releasing? i gotta hassle my librarian, so tell me, quik!

    Posted by #3tiYo>B_shyo> | September 29, 2005, 10:11 am
  12. Congrats Samit….and also than for helping me to occupy my time by trying to imagine certain passages frm Simoqin in spanish

    Posted by Maru Marauder | September 29, 2005, 11:11 am
  13. very happy for you! hope the monies pour in and you can stay the gentleman of leisure in your room

    Posted by Smita | September 29, 2005, 2:57 pm
  14. My heartiest Congratulations!
    But udayan is right. you are taking the backward business a bit too far.

    Posted by Pip Squeak | September 30, 2005, 4:21 am
  15. mm, smita: gracias, heh. smita, what happened to hot profile picture?

    Posted by samit | September 30, 2005, 5:12 am
  16. fishhater: thanks, and december is all i know.

    Posted by samit | September 30, 2005, 5:26 am
  17. Accha, will see you sooner than expected. Coming to Delhi in November.

    Posted by Gamesmaster G9 | September 30, 2005, 9:31 am

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