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756. Samit Basu (a.k.a. The Palimpsest) — The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport

Monkey bots, revolutionary polities, and robot gladiators, oh my! Shaun Duke and Daniel Haeusser are joined by the phenomenal Samit Basu for a discussion of his latest novel, The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport! Together, they discuss Basu’s approach to worldbuilding and storytelling, the difficulties of writing about revolutionary change, the novel’s unique POV, and so much more!

Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

Show Notes:

  • Send us your comments, questions, and suggestions!
  • The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport (BUY IT!)
  • Samit’s Things:
    • Website
    • Substack
    • Twitter
    • Instagram

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 December 20, 2023  56m