| | | | | | | | | |

If... by Aniruddha Bose

by Aniruddha Bose 

Murder Thriller, English
Hardbound, 399 Pages, 500 gms
About: if, science, fiction, mystery, thriller, energy, Vimana, Aniruddha, Bose, novel, smriti, publishers,

Price: Rs 400/- or US $20

Releasing on 3rd February 2021

There are fictions and there are genres. Some fictions follow certain standard routes of the established genres, while on rare occasions some fictions create their own genres. That new genres might become established later or may wither away. Only future could decide their fate. But an author who treads on a new path to create a new genre is a pioneer. The spirit always deserves a salute.
Such is the new novel by Aniruddha Bose “If …”. It treads along a comparatively new path. What is it? A sci-fi? A whodunit mystery thriller? Or a combination of both?
The core idea is not new. Energy crisis and finding a new source of energy is a burning issue to the humankind. Fossil fuel will inevitably finish soon, it is just a matter of time. What next? Nuclear fission energy? Harnessing fusion energy? Wind energy? Tidal energy? Solar energy? Geothermal energy? Biofuel energy? These are only a few of the next possible sources of energy. And it is an established fact that big powers will go to any extent to own the newer sources of energy.
In this background Aniruddha has woven the story of his novel. A completely new form of energy is almost in the hand of an Indian businessman with a strong scientific background and the source lies in the ancient Indian scripts. As usual, all the international players are in the arena with their sinister motives and men and women are murdered right and left. The rest of the story I cannot divulge here for obvious reasons.
Even if this is only the ‘whodunit’ part, the real twist of the story lies in the realm of sci-fi. And there lies the novelty of ‘If …’. It is an amalgamation of the two.
The book presents some fantastic ideas from the forgotten ancient Indian scriptures, along with cutting edge scientific facts about black holes, desk top super-conductors, SETI (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence) and the like.
 You may need a little scientific inclination to enjoy the story, which incidentally, does not lack a strong human story as well, but that should not discourage the regular readers. You need not be a PhD in Science to read this novel. After all, in these days of information explosion and the internet, no one is totally ignorant about something.
I consider myself fortunate enough to suggest some ideas to Aniruddha Bose, who by his sheer brilliance and hard work has come out with this extra-ordinary novel.
I sincerely hope this new genre novel gets its due acceptance from the readers.

April 1st, 2020            Dr. Asis Kumar Chatterjee

Publications of Aniruddha Bose:


Dekha (Third Edition)

Nishabde (Second Edition)

Chakra (Second Edition)

Tomake (Second Edition)

The Vision

Pursuit (Second Edition)




The Moment



Eternal Mayhem

Alo Andhar




Complete Works of Aniruddha Bose (Volume 1)

Complete Works of Aniruddha Bose (Volume 2)

Complete Works of Aniruddha Bose (Volume 3)


Complete Works of Aniruddha Bose (Volume 4)

Murder In The Time of Corona


Complete Works of Aniruddha Bose (Volume 5)



Eka Onyo


Review of Aniruddha Bose’s If…

Aniruddha Bose has repeatedly shown his exemplary skill in handling multitude of characters and multiple murders in so such a wide variety of ways, spanning all over the globe in his thrillers, that we lose count; be it Pursuit, Conundrum or Eternal Mayhem. If… is no exception. And if you thought If… was all about murders you are mistaken. You will be taken on a journey through our ancient scriptures on scientific facts coaxing you to question who invented what! A new source of energy, black hole, super conductors... all lined with the unmistakable Aniruddha Bose trait of underlined philosophy. It is doubtful if the reader can pin this novel to any particular genre... one shouldn’t venture thus. In all an enticing gripping novel and most intriguing for the scientifically inclined.

-by Purnasree Nag | 15-Apr-2020

If... Promotion

-by You Tube | 13-Jun-2020


Social Media

Social Media