Samit Basu is an Indian novelist. His most recent novel, The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport was a 2023 best scifi nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards. His previous novel, The City Inside, was named one of the best sci-fi/fantasy novels of 2022 by The Washington Post and Book Riot and was short-listed for the JCB Prize. Beginning with The Simoqin Prophecies (2003), he has published several critically acclaimed and bestselling novels in a range of speculative genres. He also works as a director-screenwriter, a comics writer, and a columnist.