by SAMIT BASU
When Aman Sen gets off a plane from London to Delhi he discovers that he, and everyone on his flight, now has extraordinary abilities corresponding to their innermost desires.
Aman wants to heal the planet but with each step he takes, he finds helping some means harming others.
Will it all end, as 80 years of super-hero fiction suggest, in a meaningless, explosive slugfest?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/07/2012
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781781161197
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Review by AlexDraven
I do, indeed, want a sequel! Superheroes in India (and unexpected London) - fast paced, interesting characters, and some good thoughts about how superpowers would work in the real world. (Plus, the final scene between Aman and Uzma is heartbreakingly romantic in a totally not sappy way, unique to those characters and their experience.)
Review by rivkat
After an Indian Airlines flight is exposed to something strange, everyone on board starts to develop powers. A really intriguing exploration of what superhero powers would look like from a different national perspective, albeit one heavily influenced by American pop culture via movies. There are some clear bad guys, but Basu presents the good guys as mostly well-motivated but not too clear on what “the right thing” is, which I liked.