Samit Basu
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Samit Basu

Samit Basu is a writer of books, films and comics. 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 other novels include a YA novel, Terror on the Titanic, and a superhero novel, Turbulence.

Turbulence was published in the UK and US to rave reviews. It won Wired's Goldenbot Award as one of the books of 2012.

Basu's work in comics ranges from historical romance to zombie comedy, and includes diverse collaborators, from X-Men/Felix Castor writer Mike Carey to Terry Gilliam and Duran Duran. His next GN, Local Monsters, is to be published in 2013.

Samit was born in Calcutta, educated in Calcutta and London, and currently divides his time between Delhi and Mumbai. He can be found on Twitter, @samitbasu, and at samitbasu.com

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    • The Simoqin Prophecies

    • Gameworld, Book 1
    • By: Samit Basu
    • Narrated by: Ramon Tikaram
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The Simoqin Prophecies, first published in 2003 in India, was critically acclaimed and an instant bestseller....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely terrific, still very flawed

    • By Matthew on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Manticores Secret

    • Gameworld, Book 2
    • By: Samit Basu
    • Narrated by: Ramon Tikaram
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Being a Hero isn’t easy—but it’s a lot easier than being a Dark Lord.Dark forces just aren’t what they used to be....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good sequel.

    • By nicholas on 06-22-16

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Unwaba Revelations

    • Gameworld, Book 3
    • By: Samit Basu
    • Narrated by: Ramon Tikaram
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Under the all-seeing eyes of the assembled gods, armies are on the move. The Game has begun. And when it ends, the world will end, too....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Has its moments but seems really long drawn

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Resistance

    • Turbulence, Book 2
    • By: Samit Basu
    • Narrated by: Satarj Garewell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Several years after the events of Turbulence, when the passengers of flight BA142 from London to Delhi disembarked the plane to discover they possessed extraordinary powers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Super sequel

    • By nicholas on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Turbulence

    • Turbulence, Book 1
    • By: Samit Basu
    • Narrated by: Ramon Tikaram
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Aman Sen is smart, young, ambitious and going nowhere. But then he gets off a plane from London to Delhi and discovers that he has turned into a communications demigod....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super

    • By nicholas on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $20.72

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