Duck of Dystopia

Samit Basu
Culturefeed, creativity-talk, author updates and work previews from Samit Basu
Created 22 Aug 2019
  • announcement
    06 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 0
    Delighted to share that I’m getting to do another rewrite/new edition of Chosen Spirits, and it will be called The City Inside, and will be published in the US next year by Tordotcom Publishing The an...
  • Duck of Digital Dominion
    30 Jan 2021 • 1 min read
    It’s been a quiet month (in life, not the news) though had the pleasure, recently, of doing a Second Life Book Club panel with the irrepressible Draxtor Another Monkey Incident occurred. Fifth I think...
  • Year today, gone tomorrow
    27 Dec 2020 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Not going a top-2020 book list, there are so many lists out there, so I’ll just recommend a few books this issue like I try and do every issue, and if you feel like a year’s-best-list please do have a...
  • LinkedOut
    14 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Stop me if I’ve raved to you about these books before, but finally been reading at the kind of speed/intensity I used to be able to after years, and there’s been a lot to recommend. Kate Elliott’s Unc...
  • Winter is coming (for creatorfolk)
    05 Oct 2020 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Some basic guidelines for creators for the upcoming local economic collapse/global churn but also in general because why not Money flows to you, not from you. But pay every collaborator you’re suppose...
  • Love and Longlisting in Delhi
    01 Sep 2020 • 3 min read • 1 0
    So. A nice thing happened: Chosen Spirits got longlisted for the JCB Prize. Here’s the announcement video: I’m delighted and most grateful: The JCBP is India’s biggest lit award, and I’m lucky to have...
  • Locus, focus
    04 Aug 2020 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Starting off with something I haven’t put up online because the link isn’t out yet - the August 2020 issue of Locus (non specfic people, Locus is one of the biggest international SF magazines) contain...
  • A bundle of joy
    19 Jul 2020 • 4 min read
    This is on till the end of the month: The World SF 3 Bundle, curated by Lavie Tidhar, featuring SF/fantasy writers from around the world (Including several amazing writers I've read and loved, and one...
  • The room where it happens
    04 Jul 2020 • 3 min read @aflashbak Boris Karloff having tea while on break on the set of Frankenstein in 1931. July 3rd 202059 Retweets180 Likes Now that the mood is set, starting off this issue with a link to a...
  • Totally Normal People
    23 Jun 2020 • 4 min read • 2 0
    First, of all , Chosen Spirits things. Finally back on the Kindle store! (US) (UK) or do search in your local store. Next, the mighty Aishwarya Subramanian and Gautam Bhatia (The Wall, novel debut, fa...
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