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Publication Order of Adventures of Stoob Books

A Difficult Stage (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Testing Times (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mismatch Mayhem (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Devi Books

Publication Order of GameWorld Trilogy Books

The Simoqin Prophecies (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Manticore's Secret (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unwaba Revelations (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Turbulence Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Terror on the Titanic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City Inside (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Tall Tales of Vishnu Sharma (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Local Monsters (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fantasy For Good(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Samit Basu is an author of children’s fiction even though he has also published short fiction for young adult and adult readers that have been featured in international and Indian anthologies.

Basu was born to a Bengali family in 1979 and was brought up in the city of Calcutta. He would then attend the Don Bosco School and as a teenager, he went to the Kolakata-based Presidency College where he graduated with an Economics degree.
He would then go to the Indian Institute of Management but he never completed his studies there as he dropped out to go pen his debut work “The Simoqin Prophecies.” Basu then went to the Univerity of Westminster where he completed a course of study in documentary filmmaking and broadcasting.

For many years, Basu has been an essayist and columnist in several leading international and Indian publications. Samit’s work runs the range from zombie comedy to historical romance and he has worked with all manner of authors too.

Over the years Samit has also been involved in the writing of comics alongside a diverse cast of collaborators. He has worked with the likes of Duran Duran, Mr. Carey famed for writing X-Men and Girl With All The Gifts, and Terry Gillian.
He published “Turbulence” his superhero debut novel in 2013 and the novel went on to achieve critical acclaim and garner rave reviews. It was the winner of the Goldenbot Award by Wired and in 2013 was the winner of the Book of the Year Award by Super Hero Novels.
Samit is a man of many talents as he is also a director and screenwriter who made his debut with “House Arrest” his debut film which was part of the 2019 Netflix International Originals.
The work which he codirected and cowrote alongside Shashanka Ghosh would become one of the most-watched Indian films of 2019.

Like many authors, Samit Basu had a very interesting journey toward publication. He always dreamed of becoming an author or just doing something in the creative field. However, this was not something that someone from his demographic or generation did in India.

The good thing was that he never thought about making money and he was very stubborn, very lucky, and sufficiently socially privileged. He did everything that a student was supposed to do and by the time he turned twenty-one, he was invited to attend the best MBA college in India even though he did not want to go.

He had always promised himself to sacrifice anything just so that he could become a published author. A few weeks after he enrolled in college, he told his friends and family that he intended to write a novel as it was his dream and they all encouraged him to do it.
Emboldened by the mix of confidence in him and recklessness, he started writing his first manuscript and several years later “The Simoqin Prophecies” was published by Penguin India. Despite being ignorant about anything about writing and publishing, the work became a bestseller and got many lovely reviews.

The author currently makes his home in Mumbai and Delhi in India.

Samit Basu’s “The Simoqin Prophecies” begins in what has to be the most traditional fantasy format. Rakshasa Danh-Gem the notorious Dark Lord is threatening a return and this results in a Quest and a hero.

As the day of the return of the Dark Lord comes nearer, the community chooses a hero who begins his training given that heroes are made rather than they are born. He also needs to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances that are usually not in the content of prophecies.
As he begins preparations for his quest another young man just came to learn of his destiny including the difficult choices he needs to make to protect the world from the Dark Lord.

It is not a cross-cultural fantasy as it leans more toward being multicultural. It is a fascinating work that combines several legends from different cultures and then combines them into one story without losing its uniqueness.
There is a sense of the presence of Indian epics such as the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the wizarding world of Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings.

If you are looking for a spellbinding fantasy work, then you need to read “The Manticore’s Secret” by Samit Basu. The work continues to follow the struggle between the Dark Lord and the Hero.

Being a Hero is tough but being a DarkLord is even tougher. Dark forces have changed a lot since the good old days and have only made things more complicated.

The mysterious Dark Lord who has his army behind him has been threatening to destroy all good on Earth is not one to be taken too lightly. The heroic immortals that had annihilated his father centuries past, have come back and now intend to battle the evil forces arrayed against them.

The immortals are a shapeshifter society who work from the shadows as they fight to beat mind-controlling enemies that threaten humanity, history, and the future of planet Earth. The world seemed on the verge of spinning out of control but finally, there is hope from the immortal rakshas.

Samit Basu once again makes a beautiful landscape full of wonderful and weird characters in a gripping story that is playful, complex, and dazzlingly inventive.

Samit Basu’s novel “The Unwaba Revelations” is a thrilling fantasy fiction novel that is a fitting conclusion to the GameWorld trilogy.

With armies on the move under the watch of the gods, the game has to begin, and by the end of it, the world will also come to an end. There needs to be found a way to save the world and defeat the malicious gods which is a daunting prospect.
Things are made even more complicated by the fact that the gods can control the actions of the heroes and cheat by following the rule that their own creations can never defeat them.

As the Earth is ravaged by epic battles, Maya and Kirin are guided by an eccentric, old, and often unreliable creature. Motivated by the usual motley crew, they come up with a secret plan that hardly anyone involved knows the contents of it.
Full of chimeras, monsters, catastrophes, mayhem, conspiracies, mud swamps, and bloodshed it makes for a roller coaster story that is the perfect conclusion to the series.

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