The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport

Out October 3rd in the US and Canada. Order here

Cover art by sparth

The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport

Shantiport was supposed to be a gateway to the stars. But the city is sinking, and its colonist rulers aren’t helping anyone but themselves.

Lina, a daughter of failed revolutionaries, has no desire to escape Shantiport. She loves her city and would do anything to save its people. This is, in fact, the plan for her life, made before she was even born.

Her brother, Bador, is a small monkey bot with a big attitude and bigger ambitions. He wants a chance to leave this dead-end planet and explore the universe on his own terms. But that would mean abandoning the family he loves—even if they do take him for granted.

When Shantiport’s resident tech billionaire coerces Lina into retrieving a powerful artifact rumored to be able to reshape reality, forces from before their time begin coalescing around the siblings. And when you throw in a piece of sentient, off-world tech with the ability to grant three wishes into the mix… None of the city’s powers will know what hit them.


“The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport is Aladdin like you’ve never seen it before. Samit Basu deftly weaves a tale that sparkles with the wondrous and wild possibilities of Aladdin in space. This is a wild, funny, and exhilarating adventure with a huge heart.”―Tasha Suri, award-winning author of The Jasmine Throne

“A wildly exuberant mash-up of top-class storytelling, gleeful mockery, and engaging characters we care desperately about. Basu is playing with tropes and messing about with narrative, while at the same time telling a heartfelt story with high stakes and enthralling action. The most fun I have had with SF in ages.”―KJ Charles, author of The Magpie Lord

The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport

From international bestseller Samit Basu, The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport is an exuberant new sci-fi adventure with heart that reads like a mash-up of Aladdin and Murderbotwith gloriously chaotic results

Order at

Amazon.com / Kindle store / B+N / Apple Books / Walmart / Kobo / Target / Indiebound

Jinn-Bot on Goodreads / Netgalley / Edelweiss


Comments are closed.

Author pages/Buy books

Copyright (c) Samit Basu. Images copyright respective holders.
June 2023


%d bloggers like this: