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The Manticore’s Secret: Cover


About Samit Basu

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


32 thoughts on “The Manticore’s Secret: Cover

  1. very sexay. me likes.

    Posted by Bini | November 29, 2005, 3:59 pm
  2. The new covers are really great samit,so the manticore’s secret will be out on the 14 of dec?…my parents will be visiting me then so I can have them pick up the latest copy on there way here!

    Posted by Natasha | November 29, 2005, 3:59 pm
  3. AMAZING!!!!
    looks very dark and brooding…. was that Qianzi by any chance???

    Posted by Pip Squeak | November 29, 2005, 3:59 pm
  4. ’tis wonderful!

    Posted by Teleute | November 29, 2005, 3:59 pm
  5. wowowowowowowowowowowowowow.
    Samit…this is something.
    You must be so proud and excited.
    bless u;

    Posted by Komal Mehta | November 29, 2005, 3:59 pm
  6. Very nice! Nicer than Simoqin, I feel. Reminds me a bit of LOTR somehow.

    Posted by Nina | November 29, 2005, 3:59 pm
  7. This picture does not speak a thousand words – it sets them on fire.

    Posted by The Nameless One | November 29, 2005, 4:00 pm
  8. great! stupid question but will the book be avaliable in UK that day, week? look forward to it..very much!

    Posted by s | November 29, 2005, 4:24 pm
  9. amazing. now let it just materialise. then happiness will be complete.

    Posted by #3tiYo>B_shyo> | November 29, 2005, 6:05 pm
  10. awww, finally manticore’s coming! the countdown to 20th begins…

    word verification of the moment: shymc (!)

    Posted by Tiny Black Cat | November 29, 2005, 6:05 pm
  11. Looks fantastic, but … a dragon? Don’t you think that is a bit clichΓ©? The original Simoqin cover looked somewhat different. This looks like slightly generic, which the book itself probably won’t be.

    Loved the new Simoqin cover, though. Fabulous.

    I hope the ‘Gameworld’ name will be clarified in this book. I am intrigued. Why ‘Gameworld’?

    Posted by Aditya Bidikar | November 29, 2005, 8:15 pm
  12. Samit,

    Congratulations! I love the new Simoqin cover. Did you have to beg them for the font in which your name is written? πŸ™‚

    When are you coming to Cambridge, MA for a book reading?

    Much love,


    Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2005, 4:48 am
  13. looks cool.

    Posted by DD | November 30, 2005, 4:55 am
  14. Very exciting! I just finished The Simoqin Prophecies, so looks like I timed it just right.

    Posted by Sheetal | November 30, 2005, 7:26 am
  15. thanks v much all of you.

    aditya: yes, a dragon on a dark tower is a rather stereotypical image. which is exactly what i enjoy most about it:) you should also be able to identify which dark tower this dark tower looks like.

    anupreeta: find me a publisher, no?

    PS: no, not qianzai.

    Why GameWorld will, I trust, become clear in due course.

    Posted by samit | November 30, 2005, 8:22 am
  16. Agree with Aditya. The dragon/dark tower association is a bit cliched. But maybe that’s because there aren’t many Indian titles in the genre yet.

    Posted by Jabberwock | November 30, 2005, 8:36 am
  17. πŸ™‚ horntails were black, no? the green ones were norwegian ridgebacks. this one, i dont know..its a Lukuchorian Limeskin? Nah, dont think so.

    Posted by samit | November 30, 2005, 8:47 am
  18. Hi Samit – congratulations, the cover looks beautiful. All the best for the coming D-Day. I am sure the excitement has begun. Have a great launch.

    Posted by Chetan Bhagat | November 30, 2005, 9:13 am
  19. “Lukochurian Limeskin” LOL πŸ™‚

    Nice cover. The dragon reminds me of the Hobbit cover though… the Ballantyne Anniversary one.

    Can’t eait to buy the book.

    Posted by Shobhik | November 30, 2005, 4:16 pm
  20. Congrats! I need to re-read Simoqin now.

    Posted by Madhav | November 30, 2005, 4:17 pm
  21. rip van winkle has not slept as long as I will have to wait for that book. At least it seems like that. πŸ™‚

    Posted by Sphinx | December 1, 2005, 4:13 am
  22. When it will hit the stores in Chennai! And when in the USA!! Can I get it from Amazon.com. Looks like you can get Simoqin from amazon.com.

    Posted by Siva - 'I wanna read!' | December 2, 2005, 5:31 am
  23. lovely cover… am a great fan of your writings… when’s manticore releasing in cal?

    Posted by Ancalagon The Black | December 2, 2005, 6:45 am
  24. chetan: thanks a lot. send me some of your readers, wont you?

    Again, thanks a lot everyone who posted here…youve saved me from becoming a nervous wreck, though whether thats a good thing only time will tell.

    Posted by samit | December 2, 2005, 5:21 pm
  25. Hi Samit, Not sure if you remember me from Voices days…came across your site …great to visit and read πŸ™‚

    Posted by iblog | December 2, 2005, 6:14 pm
  26. Congrats ! Nice cover.
    Hope the launch and the readers’ response is successful …

    Posted by Shamit Bagchi | December 3, 2005, 6:26 am
  27. Guru, Delhi aschhi. Sadly, will miss your book launch. Kintu ekta autographed copy chaiyee, chaiyee!

    Posted by Tridib | December 3, 2005, 6:28 am
  28. found out about your existence today. surprising that i hadn’t earlier. am telling my small world about it.


    Posted by richtofen | December 3, 2005, 9:47 am
  29. I agree with the empress. its sexay. As opposed to ooglay.

    Posted by Abhimanyu | December 4, 2005, 4:42 am
  30. Hey Samit,

    I’m a regular ableit clandestine reader of your blog, and just wanted to congratulate you on the forthcoming release of the sequel to simoqin. I look forward to reading it.

    Posted by Gargi | December 6, 2005, 6:12 am
  31. brilliant, brilliant, brilliant

    This has been a good quarter- Jordan, G.R.R and Samit Basu all bring out their much awatied sequels.

    Posted by Red | December 8, 2005, 4:09 am
  32. hiii ,
    congrats on the new book re …

    Posted by crazylilthing | December 10, 2005, 10:59 pm

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