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If youve been to bookstores looking for The Manticore’s Secret, all I can do is say sorry – its not out yet, for reasons I cant fathom. Should be out in Delhi by Monday, and in stores in the rest of the country by the end of next week. Copies will, of course, be available at the Cal reading next Tuesday.
What can I say – things move slowly. Please do get the book, though šŸ™‚


About Samit Basu

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


21 thoughts on “Apologies

  1. It had better be available in Kolkata by Tuesday, or ELSE !!!

    Posted by Mbleh ! | December 17, 2005, 12:31 pm
  2. i went. i asked. i didn’t get. i came back. i read post. i am sad.

    Posted by Teleute | December 17, 2005, 2:22 pm
  3. Ah, so it isn’t only chennai that’s hopelessly behind…

    Posted by Nina | December 17, 2005, 7:47 pm
  4. is it available in the US as yet?

    Posted by DD | December 17, 2005, 7:47 pm
  5. i went. i asked. i didn’t get. i came back. i read post. i am sad.

    Me too.
    You should have posted this earlier… the suspense is killing me… can’t wait till Tuesday.

    Posted by Shobhik | December 17, 2005, 7:47 pm
  6. i second that…ive been going to landmark everyday and asking and the fellow there is now beginning to hide when he sees me marching up the steps….i hope to God it comes out by christmas atleast…

    Posted by the bored one | December 17, 2005, 7:47 pm
  7. i am now trying to spread ur fame. You Know Who wants a copy of both books. Yay.

    Posted by Buchu | December 18, 2005, 12:41 am
  8. dying of suspense…!

    Posted by anj | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  9. i went to get the book and also came back empty handed. What time’s the reading? Will be there.

    Posted by Ancalagon The Black | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  10. Surely you mean The Manticore’s Strategy. Is that not the name of Episode 2 ?

    Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  11. Good to be quacking with an author. All the best. And will make sure I grab a copy. When it comes, that is. šŸ˜‰

    Posted by couchpotato | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  12. yeah…am sad too, my parents came to visit me on sunday and i was hoping they could bring me a copy, am gonna have to wait till it reaches the US now;(

    Posted by Natasha | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  13. I asked a bookstore if they had “The Manticore’s Secret” and the shop keeper quickly told me that he didn’t keep that “kind of books”.
    I was a little surprised by his reaction and was confused by his “we don’t keep those kind of books” remark.
    Only later did I realise that he had misheard me and had thought that I was asking for “The Panty Core’s Secret”!!
    Man, when is the book really coming out?? I need to clear the misunderstanding with the shopkeeper.

    Posted by Inferno | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  14. i’ve read it! i’ve read it! i love it! i love it!
    you’re brilliant! šŸ˜€

    Posted by Teleute | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  15. What happens over the next two weeks, then? (other than word verification growing till it’s longer than the original post)


    Posted by J. Alfred Prufrock | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  16. When is your Bangalore reading?

    Posted by Madhav | December 21, 2005, 3:23 pm
  17. Read it.V.V. pleased. Now, stop reading this, and finish writing the third book.

    Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2005, 4:20 pm
  18. truly amazin book
    read it in 8 hours flat(2200-0545)
    couldn’t stop you know
    keep up the good work
    and please write the third book as soon as you can dont take as much time as Ms. Rowling does to write a book
    pleeeaaaassssee and best of luck

    Posted by Abhay Goyal | December 23, 2005, 10:38 am
  19. After inferno’s comment, I’m wondering whether I wrote such a book…

    loved the book… eagerly awaiting the third one! write it fast, will you?

    Posted by Shobhik | December 23, 2005, 10:39 am
  20. Hey any idea wen d book is comin in mumbai…Damn..asked all d branches of crossword and not one copy available…frustrated

    Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2005, 10:39 am
  21. A sheepish hi and apolgies… Must meet soon, and I need to buy autographed copies of Manticore for a friend (who also has an anon blog)

    Posted by BridalBeer | December 23, 2005, 10:39 am

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