The following is an interview with Samit Basu, writer of the new superhero novel, Turbulence, and one of India's most talented young writers, with an impressive profile in comics, Young Adult fiction, and science fiction/fantasy.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Basu about his inspiration for the superhero story, the possibility of adapting the book into a graphic novel, and his upcoming projects.

This interview was conducted on July 25, 2013.

Welcome to Week 2 of Project Wonder Woman. The fantasy Project Runway/Wonder Woman mash-up. I am obsessed with Wonder Woman, and I can't miss an episode of Heidi Kluhm's hit Lifetime series, Project Runway.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Barbra Dillon talks with author Peter Stenson (Fiend) about his new zombie novel, his preference between fast-moving and slow-moving members of the walking dead, and more.

 

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Sam Rhodes talks with Andrea Romano (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) about casting Sam Daly, her secret desire to cast Alex Trebek, and more.

 

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Sam Rhodes talks with Todd McCaffrey and John Goodwin (Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern) about their new book published by Smart Pop Books, their memories of the late Anne McCaffrey, and more.

 

Being the zen/hippy bulls--tter that I am, I often say, "Humanity has officially jumped the shark," which is usually when some grave injustice or unthinkable act of unconscionable evil takes place in society (i.e.: George Zimmerman, homophobia, new Twinkies, etc.). The term "jumping the shark" of course being a metaphor for the time Fonzie water skied and jumped over a shark on Happy Days. Apparently, it was all downstream after that.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Kristine Chester talks with Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman about their work on Star Wars: Legacy.

 

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Barbra Dillon talks with Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and Liam Sharp about Madefire's origins, the future of comics, and more.

 

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Evil Dead writer/director Fede Alvarez takes a seat at the Movie On Demand Lounge and discusses his choices behind the film's content, his respect for the original Evil Dead, and more.

 

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Bryant Dillon talks with Dark Horse Comics' Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie about SDCC, the arrival of Prometheus at Dark Horse, the finale of Buffy: Season 9, and more.

 

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