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Resistance In , Eleven Years After The Passengers Of Flight BA 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 Meh Would make a good comic book, but not a novel. I raved about the first of these, Turbulence, and this is just as much fun I don t understand why they aren t massive They are laugh out loud, brimming with gleeful inventiveness, with terrific characters and a great, utterly ridiculous, explosive plot I don t read superhero comics and am sick to death of superheromovies, but I would watch the hell out of these as movies except they d never be as good, because books have an unlimited special effects budget Really bonkers enjoyable genre fict I raved about the first of these, Turbulence, and this is just as much fun I don t understand why they aren t massive They are laugh out loud, brimming with gleeful inventiveness, with terrific characters and a great, utterly ridiculous, explosive plot I don t read superhero comics and am sick to death of superheromovies, but I would watch the hell out of these as movies except they d never be as good, because books have an unlimited special effects budget Really bonkers enjoyable genre fiction, giving the reader a thoroughly good time, with huge body count and some fun twists I recommend the pair highly you don t have to read 1 but why would you not An OK superhero tale with loads of battles and destruction Became somewhat boring after a while. Thanks to the publicity department at Titan Books, I had the opportunity to read this book in advance of its publication in July 2014 In fact, they were even kind enough to send me a free copy of Turbulence, to which this is the sequel In that book, India born author Samit Basu introduced a new wrinkle on the superhero cape and spandex, with ordinary people on a present day flight from London to Delhi becoming extraordinary in what would come to be called the First Wave Each person on that fl Thanks to the publicity department at Titan Books, I had the opportunity to read this book in advance of its publication in July 2014 In fact, they were even kind enough to send me a free copy of Turbulence, to which this is the sequel In that book, India born author Samit Basu introduced a new wrinkle on the superhero cape and spandex, with ordinary people on a present day flight from London to Delhi becoming extraordinary in what would come to be called the First Wave Each person on that flight, and on several other flights around the world, suddenly developed super powers based on what they wanted most in life Some became villains, others heroes, and quite a few of them perished in the struggle for world domination that followed Now the story moves into the near future, somewhere around the year 2020 The world has been profoundly changed There has been a Second Wave of powers as people figure out what flight paths will make them super The balance is tipping so that normal humans no longer have any achievements to look forward to, except to serve the super powered ruling class Some of the heroes from Turbulence are still trying to use their powers to make the world better for everyone, but they have their hands full with constant monster attacks, doomsday prophecies, hero villain slug fests, and super powered rampages of destruction The Unit, answerable to the United Nations, does its best, but it needs to be twelve places at one time, and mistakes are made that cost the world dearly An evil corporation has arisen, seeking to control all the world s super powered leagues and squads And a young Japanese billionaire with a grudge against supers wants to level the playing field, no matter how many lives it costs The upshot is an action packed book in which heroes and villains swap loyalties in surprising ways, giant creatures wreak huge amounts of property damage, and flying people, invincible people, shape changing people, people who can teleport, and many other strange characters, pile onto each other in an escalating series of battles around the world Brace yourself for a plague of insectoid zombies Duck and cover as tanks, aircraft, and rocket launchers square off against mad scientist inventions and ninja robots Hang on tight while the Justice League and the Power Rangers, or their nearest equivalents, employ their abilities with rare tactical brilliance in the super power smackdown of the century And try not to squirm as the action pushes closer to the date on which the end of the world has been reliably predicted.Precisely what goes on in this story is too complicated to summarize briefly Let it be enough to say that it s exciting, often suspenseful, and at the same time full of thought provoking ambiguities Sometimes even the good guys and the bad guys aren t certain which they are whether what they are doing is right or wrong, helpful of destructive Often their actions and their motives are mixed, and the lulls in the action leave plenty of room for emotion fraught soul searching It makes the texture of the adventure that muchinteresting As for who does the good and bad stuff, I suppose there is room in this review for a taster Among the leading heroes and villains in this story, you will find Aman, the ultimate hacker a bloke from India whose mind can control the internet Uzma, the siren a British Pakistani beauty who can get people to do whatever she tells them to do Tia, the one woman army a woman from India who can split off copies of herself and merge them back in again Vir, the lone ranger a solitary Superman who goes around righting wrongs, and wants nothing to do with global politics Jai, the ultimate soldier a once and future supervillain who cannot be killed Sher, the tiger man enough said Anima, the anime girl a warrior princess with cartoon eyes and an endless arsenal of glowing bladed weapons Jason, the telegenic telekinetic a teen heartthrob who moves junk with his mind while starring in a TV series about himself That Guy, the photobomber a nobody whose superpower is to always be wherever something important or interesting is going down Kalki, the boy god an insane, blue skinned, four armed, horse headed child whose wish granting ability can actually alter reality not to mention somebody who can conjure up a different Godzilla to stomp on Tokyo every month, and a girl whose blood can cure diseases, the guy who can pass through solid objects, the detective who doesn t need to rely on deduction to find her man, and many, many, manyIt s a superpocalypse, and you re invited, along with the whole rest of the world If you have the guts to poke your head out of the comfortable and familiar and try a new, somewhat foreign flavor international would be a better description , you will be richly rewarded Only look out for falling buildings, animated statues, monsters with poisonous flatulence, and the possibility of at least a third book to come Samit Basu s other titles include the Devi novels, also featuring Indian superheroes the GameWorld Trilogy, which appears to be a mash up spoof of world folklore and sci fi fantasy classics and Terror on the Titanic, the first in what looks like a series of historical fiction fantasy mysteries featuring the Morningstar Agency He is also the author or co author of several India themed graphic novels More of a 3.5 stars than just 3 stars A solid book if you re interested in heroes and action scenes I got lost a few times and had to go back to reread the action parts but the action sequences are actually some of the better ones that I ve come across There was a big part that I got quite bored at but most of the other parts flowed quite smoothly The bits of humorous conversation here and there was a bonus There s no one main character, by the way Also, I picked up this book without reali More of a 3.5 stars than just 3 stars A solid book if you re interested in heroes and action scenes I got lost a few times and had to go back to reread the action parts but the action sequences are actually some of the better ones that I ve come across There was a big part that I got quite bored at but most of the other parts flowed quite smoothly The bits of humorous conversation here and there was a bonus There s no one main character, by the way Also, I picked up this book without realising that this is the second book in the series and, while it can be read as a standalone book, I encourage you to read the first one as there are some references made here and there to the first book and this second would have likely been a lot better if I had read the first book The characters themselves are interesting and I would love to find outabout them This would definitely make a good comic book with many spin offs I picked this book up at Dollar Tree, not realizing it was book 2 of a series Some series have books that you can read as a standalone, but this series is not one of those series You have to read book 1 for book 2 to make sense Resistance picks up some years after the end of Turbulence I m still not quite sure what happened at this point, but it was not a happy ending.Recommended for those who enjoyed Turbulence Otherwise, it s not essential reading. I really loved the twists and turns of this book, I did get a little bored of it at certain points but I just plowed through and throughly enjoyed it I am hoping there is a third book Sadly, this defeated me.I really enjoyed the first one, and this certainly had the same wonderful sense of humour and slightly sly look at how superpowers would fit or not into the politics and media of a modern society.It had some glorious comic bright battles, larger than life, where I could see the Zap Kapow that decorated the panels, and some moments that made me chuckle aloud the exploding bear being a personal favourite That and a character called Reload who runs out of ammo d Sadly, this defeated me.I really enjoyed the first one, and this certainly had the same wonderful sense of humour and slightly sly look at how superpowers would fit or not into the politics and media of a modern society.It had some glorious comic bright battles, larger than life, where I could see the Zap Kapow that decorated the panels, and some moments that made me chuckle aloud the exploding bear being a personal favourite That and a character called Reload who runs out of ammo during a fight.However, I found myself both overwhelmed and somewhat bewildered kaiju and mecha and giant Anime warriors and jetfighters and and and I had no idea who was who, who their allies or enemies were, what they wanted or how they all fitted together Frequently, I had trouble actually telling which character was which not helped by a poor narrator, regrettably I think this one may have been better attempted in print, rather than on audio.On principle, I won t give a star rating to a book I didn t finish But I may have another attempt at this one and remind myself by reading the other one again first Ready the first 50 pages or so can t finsh it It s too much magic for my taste Writing style with the special type of humor in every second sentense annouys me as well, but hey, that s just me.


About the Author: Samit Basu

Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, film director and screenwriter.Samit s most recent novel, Chosen Spirits, an anti dystopian novel set in Delhi in the late 2020s, was published by Simon and Schuster India in 2020, was critically acclaimed and a bestseller in multiple categories in India and is available as an ebook worldwide In books, Samit is best known for his fantasy and science fiction work His first novel, The Simoqin Prophecies, published by Penguin India in 2003, when Samit was 23, was the first book in the bestselling Gameworld Trilogy and marked the beginning of Indian English fantasy writing The other books in the trilogy are The Manticore s Secret and The Unwaba Revelations.Samit s global breakthrough happened with the superhero novels Turbulence and Resistance Turbulence was published in the UK in 2012 and in the US in 2013 to rave reviews It won Wired s Goldenbot Award as one of the books of 2012 and was superheronovels.com s Book of the Year for 2013 Its sequel, Resistance was published in the UK US in 2014 and was just as well received.Samit also writes for younger readers other works include the Adventures of Stoob series and Terror on the Titanic, a YA historical fantasy He s also published short stories for adults and younger readers in Indian and international anthologies, and has been a columnist and essayist in several leading Indian and international publications.Samit also works as a screenwriter and director His debut film, House Arrest, was released as part of Netflix s International Originals in 2019, and was one of Netflix s top 5 most viewed Indian films that year He wrote the film and co directed it with Shashanka Ghosh Samit s work in comics ranges from historical romance to zombie comedy, and includes diverse collaborators, from Girl With All The Gifts X Men writer MR Carey to Terry Gilliam and Duran Duran.Samit was born in Calcutta, educated in Calcutta and London, and currently works between Delhi and Mumbai He runs a newsletter, Duck of Dystopia, and can be found on social media at samitbasu, and at samitbasu.com


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