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… to novelist S.G. Basu’s blog.

Here, I share my interests in science fiction and fantasy, technology and science, my books and current projectsMaia and the Xifarian Conspiracy (the first book of the Lightbound Saga series) is currently free at all fine online retailers.

The S.G. Basu Starter Collection (includes Population Morpheus, Jumpers, and The Firefly League) is a free gift when you sign up for my newsletter. These are great places to start if you haven’t read my books before. Please help yourself!

Here is the list of my books in order by series:

The Lightbound Saga Series (MG/YA Science Fiction Fantasy):
Maia and the Xifarian Conspiracy (Book 1)
Maia and the Secrets of Zagran (Book 2)
Maia and the Regency Protocol (Book 3)
The Lightbound Saga Boxed Set (3 book bundle)
Once Upon a Planet (MG/YA Science Fiction Fantasy in the Lightbound Saga world):
The Firefly League
The Seeder Chapters (Near Apocalyptic Science Fiction):
Population Morpheus (Book 1)
Elementals (Paranormal Serial Thriller)
Season : ICE (Book 1)
Season : FIRE (Book 2)
SQUAD (The Accidental Superheroes Series):
Jumpers (Book 1)


EMPIRE (Standalone Novel Series):
The Eternity Prophecy (Kindle Scout Winner, published by Kindle Press)


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28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead

I’m a big, huge fan of infographics. There’s nothing better, in my opinion, than having information presented in graphical format. In today’s busy times, graphics–fast and to-the-point–deliver the message like nothing else. Besides, information presented graphically is also far more easier to retain than a paragraph of words.

But of course, an infographic has to be done right to be effective. Not many of them are good and even less are great, and I couldn’t make a good one myself if my life depended on it.

But look at this one below–bright and attractive with a catchy headline that addresses an issue that every writer faces, sometimes multiple times a day. 28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead is a fantastic infographic created by Jack Milgram and it’s been much help to me already. Let’s check it out now.


Didn’t you enjoy reading it? I sure did. Do also visit Jack’s blog Custom Writing Service Blog. It is full of helpful articles and writing advice that I spent my entire afternoon reading. I surely didn’t get any writing done, but hey, I learned a bunch of new things.

Thanks, Jack, for the infographic and the treasure trove of information on your blog.

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Featured on Instafreebie Today

Maia and the Xifarian Conspiracy, my YA/SciFi series opener, is featured on the Instafreebie blog today. Do stop by and check it out.



What if everything you believe is a lie?

Maia has spent most of her life trying to run away from her past. When a chance encounter lands Maia in a dubious peace initiative, she has to walk down a road she had hoped never to tread. Little does she know that the real truth about her long-dead mother is somewhere down this path.

But before she gets to that, Maia will discover true friendship, face an unimaginable evil, and fight her deepest fears to save the world she loves.

A planet on the brink of extinction. An enemy from the dark-side of the universe. Only one girl and her secret stands between them.

Praise for Maia and the Xifarian Conspiracy

” . . . unique SyFy novel of a young woman who becomes involved in more problems than she thinks she can handle. . .  an excellent read for the genre”

“Excellent Worlds – The two worlds together make for exciting and continuing intrigue for anyone loving this genre. Take the time to get to know these characters and you will want to see what happens next.

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Read Intensely

PC: Kris Atomic via Unsplash.com

PC: Kris Atomic via Unsplash.com

“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.”

~Ray Bradbury

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KPReading – Imagining New Worlds


I’ve not been around lately. Summer is mostly to blame for it. The swim team and its meets have kept me on my toes for the last few months. I’ve been on the run, juggling swim practice, pep-rallies, and meets. While it has been a fulfilling exercise, I have barely found time to write on the blog.

In the last two months a lot has happened. And it’s really a lot. One of them is KPReading.

KPReading.com is a brand new site highlighting select Kindle Press authors. And it’s the perfect place to look for a summer read or two.

How is KPReading different from any other site? KPReading only showcases stories set in the world depicted in the authors’ Kindle Press selected novel. For example, my FREE short story, The Dead of Summer, set in the world of The Eternity Prophecy, is one of the showcased offerings. And so it goes with all of your other favorite Kindle Press authors.

You’ll find a variety of genres showcased here, from Horror to Romance to Fantasy. If you’ve enjoyed a Kindle Press book, check out KPReading.

Before I end, can’t help posting a gratuitous photo of the cover for my short story, The Dead of Summer. You can click the graphic below to get your FREE copy.


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Science Fiction and Fantasy Mega Sale

Come one, come all! A mega science fiction and fantasy sale is underway this weekend.

—>> LINK to MEGA SALE <<—

You’ll find over a 100 books ranging from Military Scifi to Fantasy Romance. It’s on all retailers, YAY! All books at 99 ¢!

Don’t miss this chance to grab some awesome books that’ll keep you company through this weekend and through the summer.

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