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Artwork for The Manticore’s Secret cover has arrived. Looks good.

About Samit Basu

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


13 thoughts on “Cover!

  1. whats a manticore,btw?

    Posted by Srin | October 24, 2005, 8:55 am
  2. In TSP, its a lion-headed creature with a tail that shot poisoned darts … a rather interesting creature.

    Can we have a pic of the cover plz? Or is it copyrighted???

    Posted by Shobhik | October 24, 2005, 9:35 am
  3. srin: the prologue to TMS (link in sidebar) will explain.

    kanti: man-headed lion, actually, but thanks. copyright issues re cover of my own book not likely to be major hassle for me:) i realize this post should come with an image, but its not really a cover until titling etc has been done – so far all i have is an image. but covers for manticore (and new simoqin) should be ready v soon.

    Posted by samit | October 24, 2005, 10:12 am
  4. Sorry for the slip-up.

    The cover would be just fine even without the titling an’ all, but post it when you want to.

    Posted by Shobhik | October 24, 2005, 3:47 pm
  5. so what’s a manticore? 😀

    Posted by gideon the gorilla | October 24, 2005, 5:25 pm
  6. me = dumb; (you might have already answered this or it’s somewhere on the blog)

    when does the book hit the shelves?

    Posted by Dr. Alamandrax | October 24, 2005, 6:37 pm
  7. momo: yeah, yeah. and damn you, you were right all along.

    dr a: december. not sure what day.

    Posted by samit | October 24, 2005, 8:17 pm
  8. I have a question about the old Simoquin Cover. Who’s the guy with blusih skin at the top of the page whose eyebrows are visible only?

    And do we get a hint as to how the main characters look like in teh new covers?

    Posted by Pip Squeak | October 24, 2005, 8:48 pm
  9. pip squeak: i don’t think anyone, not even the artist, knows whose eyes (or eyebrows) they are. maybe they’re ravian eyes? (sinister music)

    Posted by gideon the gorilla | October 25, 2005, 2:39 am
  10. errr..you do know that you share your name now with Indian cricket’s first infant, right?
    Also, one thinks it fair to keep one you forewarned- if and when you come down to this city of beans, one might have to interview you. oh frabjous day!

    Posted by the still dancer | October 25, 2005, 5:45 am
  11. uh, congrats. lets pester the publishers, u do it. we wanna read it. pronto.

    Posted by #3tiYo>B_shyo> | October 25, 2005, 9:07 am
  12. I had to create a non-blog just to ask you this, but…did you write the Wikipedia entry for Manticore? I read it and thought it sounded like you, and then I got all Sherlock Holmes i.e. I decided to ask you.

    Posted by Capable James | October 25, 2005, 9:45 am
  13. k: interesting picture!

    james: havent written anything for wikipedia. turn non-blog into blog!

    Posted by samit | October 25, 2005, 11:24 am

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October 2005


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