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Das Fest der Zwerge

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This is an anthology of fantasy stories from my German publishers, Piper. One of these stories, The Year of the Ape, starring the Silver Dagger and Kirin, is mine. It’s also in German, and also features a story by (ahem) Ray Bradbury. The theme of the anthology is Christmas/year-end feasts. Available here.

 The Tall Tales of Vishnu Sharma #1

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This is a new series from Virgin Comics, written and created by me and drawn by the excellent Ashish Padlekar, who also drew Dave Stewart’s Walk In. It’s not a rewrite of the Panchatantra; it’s a story about characters from old, unfashionable stories trying to survive the onslaught of new mass-market franchises. So the heroes are anthropomorphic representations of central Panchatantra characters – I’m particularly proud of Jack(al) and Bandra, a gun-toting, building-leaping monkey-woman – and their enemies are parodies of cute little monsters, boy wizards, and so forth. Available here.

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About Samit Basu

Writes books, comics, films, other stuff.

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5 thoughts on “Other new releases

  1. I ❤ Samit Basu.

    Posted by P | December 22, 2007, 4:16 pm
  2. dude, where can i find your comics in India?(pls dont tell me theyr not available

    Posted by scuzzhead111 | December 25, 2007, 9:53 am
  3. wooohooo. unwaba’s out!
    (Kolkata has to wait??? how unfair, though)
    and i love your work on devi…but WHERE except amazon can you get the books you mention here? I will keep both eyes peeled when i camp out at the book fair this year.
    woohoo again.

    Posted by anasua | December 25, 2007, 1:39 pm
  4. I have not read them.(The comics) But hope it is not similar to american gods(by gaiman) because this old gods/ heroes fighting new ones is a recurrent theme in his works. BTW I love your manticore stuff and shall be heading out and getting the third one soon.

    Posted by manolin | January 2, 2008, 9:32 pm
  5. I bought it from Blossoms in Bangalore on the 30th December, it was displayed very prominently. But Blossoms is one of those stores who don’t just believe in selling commercially hot books. Great work on Simoqin Prophecies and Manticore’s Secret… Loved the humorous undertones 🙂 Especially the Aunt Ugtha part in Manticore

    Posted by Drumster | January 5, 2008, 8:19 pm

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