Samit Basu

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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

Indian readers: Turbulence + Resistance now out on Kindle

Together, in a single fat volume, exclusively on Kindle in India. Here’s the link I’d been planning to put Resistance out in India for a while, and barely noticed the last year pass in the middle of the five other things I’ve been working on across media. Still haven’t figured out who the best publisher … Continue reading

New Indian nursery rhymes

I’ve been having a great deal of fun writing nursery rhymes for present-day India. Part One, in the Huffington Post, is a modern-day Indian alphabet Part Two, also in the HuffPo, is a multiple-choice entrance test

Stoob 2 is out!

And you can get it here.

Can you stop the pain inside, when science and myth collide?

In the Times of India on new Indian Bad Science Fiction And on We the People, NDTV, in a big science v myth smackdown

The Fantasy for Good charity anthology

Just realised I hadn’t put a link to this lovely book on the site (had it up on FB and Twitter of course). Fantasy for Good, a charity anthology. Proceeds go to colon cancer research. Features Gaiman, GRR Martin, Zelazny, and other such. Get it here

Litfestive season

So, it’s that annual winter surfacing before I disappear into several ethers again. Will be at Jaipur litfest doing these: 23rd Jan at 2:15pm “From Here to Hogwarts” Samit Basu Experience school stories, both real world and genre, what makes them good and what makes them last. Build stories with a set of characters in … Continue reading

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November 2021