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Samit Basu

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Fiction and Excerpts [3]

How to Be a Protagonist When You’re Not the Chosen One and the World is Unsaveable

You’re having trouble really fitting into your protagonist role. The world you’re in looks like it can’t be saved. Nobody’s declared you the Chosen One, and your attempts to self-declare seem a little off to the people around you, or even to yourself. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

First of all, congratulations for experiencing a moment of self-doubt. The people who automatically see themselves as the one true centre of the universe, assign enemy/sidekick/lover/backstory/NPC roles to everyone else, and then set off to destroy something are usually the problem. If you’re not them, you’ve already made the world better.

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Meet Rudra in an Excerpt From The City Inside by Samit Basu

“They’d known the end times were coming but hadn’t known they’d be multiple choice.”

Samit Basu’s The City Inside pulls no punches as it comes for your anxieties about society, government, the environment, and our world at large—yet never loses sight of the hopeful potential of the future. The City Inside arrives June 7th from Tordotcom Publishing—read an excerpt below, or start from the beginning here!

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Meet Joey in an Excerpt From The City Inside by Samit Basu

“They’d known the end times were coming but hadn’t known they’d be multiple choice.”

Samit Basu’s The City Inside pulls no punches as it comes for your anxieties about society, government, the environment, and our world at large—yet never loses sight of the hopeful potential of the future. The City Inside arrives June 7th from Tordotcom Publishing—read an excerpt below, and check back for an additional selection tomorrow!

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Resistance (Excerpt)

In 2020, eleven years after the passengers of flight BA142 from London to Delhi developed extraordinary abilities corresponding to their innermost desires, the world is overrun with supers. Some use their powers for good, others for evil, and some just want to pulverize iconic monuments and star in their own reality show. But now, from New York to Tokyo, someone is hunting down supers, killing heroes and villains both, and it’s up to the Unit to stop them…

Resistance, the sequel to Samit Basu’s action-packed Turbulence, is available July 8th from Titan Books! Read an excerpt below.

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