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How the years speed by

I finished my first book almost exactly eight years ago. Don’t remember the date, but it was in April 2002. I’m about a week away from finishing my fifth, my first young adult novel. That, plus about fifteen issues of comics, twelve short stories or so, two screenplays sold but as yet unproduced, a couple of newspaper columns, a bunch of articles, and some TV work no one knows about; that’s where the years went. If you’ve read any of this, and decided to stick around, thank you.


About Samit Basu

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


16 thoughts on “How the years speed by

  1. Jotodin tumi likhbe, babu,
    Tomar jadute thakbo kabu.
    Ashbo ghure barbar kore,
    Likhbo chhora preme pore pore.
    Udaash noyone chaibo aami –
    Ami tomar lekhar kaami.

    Posted by Haatpakha | April 8, 2010, 1:13 am
  2. No, thank you samit ..thank you

    Posted by Prateek | April 8, 2010, 1:23 am
  3. The pleasure’s all ours. πŸ™‚
    I preserve my GameWorld series like my HP series.
    And to think I stumbled upon it by mistake! God and his ways. I likey πŸ™‚

    Posted by Such! | April 8, 2010, 9:39 am
  4. I have read the game world trilogy and it was amazing.. I already mailed you that your 5th book is the most anticipated book for me.. I am an ardent fan of your writing style.. BUT….Which is your fourth book? Somehow, i nvr knew about this one?
    I have asked many of my friends to buy your books and since they are MY friends, they follow what I say πŸ™‚
    What more, they all love you as well……………………….
    And all thanks to you Samit for the wonderful work you are doing

    Posted by Siddhartha Goel | April 8, 2010, 10:20 am
  5. One book is coming out in June, another in October. Nothing is missing πŸ™‚

    Posted by samit | April 8, 2010, 10:24 am
  6. Thank you, Samit! I’ve thus far only read your GameWorld trilogy, but it’s got me hooked. πŸ™‚

    Posted by Toomas Nigola | April 8, 2010, 3:04 pm
  7. Hey Samit,
    Read your work in comics as well. Anything apart from tall tales of vishnu sharma and Devi, and what of the short stories. Read only a couple of them.
    Rocket man (or something like that)
    and the one with the erotic wedding in the Electric Feather Anthology . Where might the rest be?
    Gameworld’s the most awesome set of books ever by the way. Awaiting turbulence and your young adult book

    Posted by Kartik | April 9, 2010, 2:09 am
  8. Keep going! Time flies. Luckily, there is always Flurys. My boy-cousins love your work. Write a chick lit at some time- I’m sure you will be brilliant. Maybe in graphic form? I’d love to read…

    Posted by Srishti | April 9, 2010, 8:12 am
  9. I had read your Gameworld trilogy and found it amazing. I am looking forward to your new books. I will be definitely the first in line to get them. Wishing you pleasant and successful years ahead as a kick-ass writer!

    Posted by Harish | April 9, 2010, 12:47 pm
  10. When’s the Turbulence launch?

    Posted by Srijon Sinha | April 12, 2010, 3:24 pm
  11. All of you are very kind.
    Kartik – a lot of them are on this site, under the books page, short stories. haven’t updated in a couple of years, intend to link to the rest soonish.

    Posted by samit | April 12, 2010, 3:28 pm
  12. I absolutely love your Gameworld triolgy. they just shot up to the top of my fave list . I intend to read every word you write from now on. Thank you so much for it

    Posted by Dhivya | April 16, 2010, 12:56 pm
  13. IF Turbulence releases in Kolkata, do let us know on your blog.

    Posted by Soumashree | May 1, 2010, 9:57 pm
  14. Congratulations:)!

    Posted by shesturningblue | May 3, 2010, 7:16 pm

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