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Samit Basu

Writes books, comics, films, other stuff.
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Protected: Welcome to Duck of Dystopia!

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Three months to go!

New Novel alert!

Chosen Spirits is very different from anything I’ve done before. Can’t wait for you to read it.

House Arrest trailer

So, I wrote and co-directed a film with Shashank Ghosh. It’s called House Arrest, stars Ali Fazal, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Jim Sarbh and Barkha Singh, and is out on November 15 on Netflix.

Plot twist

It’s been a long time coming, but I have some news

Fiction-maker survival in the post-fact world: Part 3

Part 1 and What Is This Again are here. Q21 Will you read/edit/blurb my manuscript, recommend agents/editors/publishers/other, schedule a conversation to plan my career? No, sorry. All the best with your work. Q22 So the thing is, I’m very upset about the marketing of my books. I don’t have an agent, I submitted to [ ] … Continue reading

Fiction-maker survival in the post-fact world: Part 2

Part 1 includes What The Hell Is This? and is here. I’ve grouped several questions together because the answers – as in, my answers – are broadly the same. Several questions I’ve received are also variants on the ones I did in P1, so not going back to those – will be discussing things that … Continue reading

Fictionmaker survival in the post-fact world: Part 1

If you’re coming into the site directly, this is what’s happening: I recently shared this post on FB and Twitter: If anyone’s interested in writing/publishing/creative survival advice from me, ask me on Twitter/FB/mail. Will do a post for every 10 qns. Too much of the stuff on the net is self-aggrandising/follower-bait from novices/exploitative. And writers … Continue reading

Stoob 4 is done

Waiting for Sunaina’s illustrations to come in, but that’s another series written. Finished it a while ago, actually, but gave it the pull-out-of-drawer-and-see-if-it-works run, and it’s my favourite one in the series. Which means that it’s actually time to start planning book eleven. I loved writing the Stoob series, but it’s time to write a fat … Continue reading

I love it when the lack of a plan comes together.

I was extremely nervous about putting Turbulence and Resistance up on Indian Kindle in the complete absence of any kind of selling plan beyond hopeful links on social media. But I wanted to thank readers in India for reaffirming faith in everything. Couldn’t have asked for a better welcome. So, thanks. And if you want … Continue reading

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