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World SF interview

Here. Thanks Charles A. Tan and Lavie Tidhar for doing this.

Preorder the first Morningstar Agency book!

Read the first chapter here. The book is currently no.1 on the Top new releases on the Flipkart homepage. The book page is here. It’s fun. Promise. And the Facebook group is here. Update: Just adding a few more sites where online ordering is possible: Indiaplaza Odyssey 360 Friendsofbooks Bookvook NBCIndia

Terror on the Titanic cover

So, this is my first YA novel, out in June from Scholastic. Turbulence is out from Hachette in October. More info on Terror on the Titanic and the Morningstar Agency series closer to publication date. It’s going to be a fun year. Cover design is by the supertalented Priya  Kuriyan.

Tarred and feathered

Just an Electric Feather linkdump. Will write about it properly later. Extract in Mint NDTV Verdict Indian Express Tehelka Business Standard Mid-Day Akhond of Swat carries Ruchir’s introduction These are obviously the better reviews of the book. It’s always a bad idea to respond to reviews, or to explain what you meant when you wrote … Continue reading


Coming up soon, a comicbook written by Mike Carey and Samit Basu. For reals! When my editor at Virgin, MacKenzie Cadenhead, asked me if I’d like to co-script with Mike, my initial reaction was disbelief; I’m a huge fan of everything he’s written, and he’s one of the first writers whose work I sought out … Continue reading

I aten’t dead

Just working/travelling/living. And meeting truly exciting people. Two films and a book and a comics series to write, all due yesterday, and another book and art project to work on, so the idea of MORE typing is killing. But yet again, I resolve to try. A comic I’ve been hugely excited about working on (because … Continue reading

Kidney Kitab

Zig has the juice on the seamy underbelly of the Kitab Litfest. Enjoy. Kala Ghoda was wonderful, by the way.

In case you have so much work your ears are bubbling

…here’s some stuff to distract you and make things worse. Alan Moore (God) on porn. Kassia Kroszer on the future of publishing via The Mumpsimus. Yes, I know how you feel.


Another lifelong ambition realised, muhahaha – a mention in Rich Johnston’s Lying in the Gutters column, the greatest column in the comics universe. Many thanks to the Mystery Man who told me about this – his identity will be revealed when confidentiality clauses permit 🙂 Will put these up in the appropriate sections at some … Continue reading

Other new releases

Das Fest der Zwerge   This is an anthology of fantasy stories from my German publishers, Piper. One of these stories, The Year of the Ape, starring the Silver Dagger and Kirin, is mine. It’s also in German, and also features a story by (ahem) Ray Bradbury. The theme of the anthology is Christmas/year-end feasts. … Continue reading

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November 2021