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Turbulence is out in the US

And here we go. Aman, Jai and co are in the superhero homeland. Who knows what happens to them there.

(Well, storywise I do, and it’s all written out in Resistance, large parts of which are set in New York, but that’s some way away yet.)


Shakefire (Ch.1)

MSN Entertainment (Ch. 2)

MTV (Ch. 4)

Here’s the first lot of American reviews. So much relief and gratitude:

“Turbulence has it all… Solid writing, great character development, humor, personal loss, and excellent points to ponder in every chapter.” – Wired

” …not only should it be the frontrunner in terms of superhero prose going forward, but it might just be a dark horse candidate for genre novel of the year.” – Fruitless Pursuits

“The writing is superb, the characters feel real… I literally had to shut myself in a room during the finale, it was that riveting.’ – GeekNutz

“Set in a raucous India and packed with strange characters, Turbulence promises an exciting, unusual read.” – Book Riot

“Basu doesn’t simply take Turbulence to comic book places as it reads and feels like a novel throughout. However, if you’re a fan of comics, this book would certainly still quench your literary thirst.” – Immersion Online

“There is a lot of humor here as well as heart; it’s a great character study… The characters are very likable and Samit cleverly addresses many loopholes in typical superhero plots. I really enjoyed this from start to finish, clever, funny, witty and a great read.” – City of Films

“Samit Basu has written a rare beast among spec-fic books – a book that’s both about something important, and a good story on its own merits.” – Dorkadia

“‘Turbulence’ is entertaining and full of funny, knowing witticisms that could only come from a genuine, longtime fan of comics and superheroes. Besides, it’s refreshing to see the fate of the world, for once, hang in the balance of non-Western characters.” – Pop Mythology

“What makes Turbulence such ideal holiday reading is author Basu’s brisk-paced writing style as well as the novel’s Indian setting and characters…” – Scifi Movie Hype

Here’s a video review from Geek Mundo. My first, and I couldn’t have asked for a better one.

Will update as more come in.

Here’s the Amazon page for the book and Kindle ebook.

Get the book, America! Tell your friends, relatives, colleagues, acquaintances, sworn enemies! Counterspam everyone you secretly wish you could block on every social media site possible! Go! Go! Go make some… you know.

For the next episode of Turbulence’s US Adventures, go here.


About Samit Basu

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


5 thoughts on “Turbulence is out in the US

  1. Huzzah! America is ready for its new overlord. Hope he’s beneficent.

    Posted by bethlovesbollywood | July 10, 2013, 12:56 am
  2. Great to see this book published in America – fantastic story and the friends I’ve lent the book to thoroughly enjoyed it too. Looking forward to the next one!

    Posted by Paul Carter | July 19, 2013, 7:12 pm


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July 2013


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