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
And you can get it here.
In the Times of India on new Indian Bad Science Fiction And on We the People, NDTV, in a big science v myth smackdown
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
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
Haven’t been posting for the longest time, and this bunch of reviews/interviews/things has been on my mind for a while. Resistance is still doing its thing out there, as we head towards another winter. Stoob 2 is to be published soon, the first round of artwork is in, and in the meantime I’m very grateful … Continue reading
Well, we’re midway through August, so this might be the last round of US/UK reviews – once again, I’ve been incredibly lucky, and thanks everyone for your kindness. I’ll post more of these when there are enough to collect into more posts. ‘Basu manages to characterize many of them very intensely for the amount of … Continue reading
Right, so we’re heading towards the last bunch of Resistance reviews, I think. And here’s one I was waiting for with a great deal of anxiety, Strange Horizons. Fortunately, it’s very kind. ‘A post-modern, comedic, smart romp… Resistance is a thrilling, well-paced, enormously entertaining ride… The book is populated by a large cast of superheroes, written with amazing finesse—Basu’s … Continue reading
Two Resistance interviews, Stoob and a procompsognathid. And a Resistance excerpt. Interview at Fanboy Comics Interview at Forces of Geek Resistance excerpt on Waterstones. Stoob! Stoob is in the Hindu, in an interview featuring me and a large number of dinosaurs. The Stoob sequel is almost done, by the way.
It might just be time to retire. Two things happened today. One, this: The photo’s from the New Releases section at Waterstones Piccadilly, where Turbulence was launched last year. Sent by the brilliant Sanghamitra Chakraborty. Reader self: Surrounded by legends! Bookseller self: Exactly. Who will buy yours? Internet self: The other thing that happened today was … Continue reading