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Samit Basu

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Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, film director and screenwriter.

Samit's most recent novel, Chosen Spirits, an anti-dystopian novel set in Delhi in the late 2020s, was published by Simon and Schuster India in 2020, was critically acclaimed and a bestseller in multiple categories in India.

In books, Samit is best known for his fantasy and science fiction work. His first novel, The Simoqin Prophecies, published by Penguin India in 2003, when Samit was 23, was the first book in the bestselling Gameworld Trilogy and marked the beginning of Indian English fantasy writing. The other books in the trilogy are The Manticore’s Secret and The Unwaba Revelations.

Samit’s global breakthrough happened with the superhero novels Turbulence and Resistance. T
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The Simoqin Prophecies (Gam...

4.10 avg rating — 1,191 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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Turbulence

3.49 avg rating — 1,175 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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The Manticore's Secret (Gam...

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The Unwaba Revelations (Gam...

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Shekhar Kapur's Devi - Vol. 1

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Resistance

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Chosen Spirits

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Terror on the Titanic (Morn...

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Devi: Samvara  (Devi, #2)

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Tor.com acquires The City Inside

Some news I’ve been dying to share for months: utterly delighted, very grateful – a two-novel deal with my dream publishers, tor.com

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“I just don't see why having these powers makes it necessary for all of us to become politicians, warriors, social workers, whatever. We would have tried it before if we really wanted to do it. None of us chose to spend our lives helping people before we got our powers - why should we do it now? Because comics say we should?”
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