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London Shah

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London Shah is a British-born Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity. She has lived in Britain's capital for most of her life, via England's beautiful North. On any given day she can be found daydreaming of a different past, an alternate present, or some surreal future. She enjoys drinking copious amounts of tea, eating all the sweets and cakes, strolling through Richmond Park or along the Thames, getting lost on an evening in the city's older, darker alleyways—preferably just after it's rained—listening to punk rock, and losing herself in a fab SFF book or film. THE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD is her debut novel. The sequel JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE ABYSS releases Fall, 2021.

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London Shah Years ago, I watched the most magical movie—Splash. I absolutely loved it. Ever since, I've fantasised about human beings, not mermaids, living underw…moreYears ago, I watched the most magical movie—Splash. I absolutely loved it. Ever since, I've fantasised about human beings, not mermaids, living underwater. With LIGHT, it was incredibly important to me that I create a submerged world otherwise as similar to our current one as possible, and not either some clinical, futuristic world we experience through the lens of hard sci-fi, or an underwater utopia experienced from the point of view of fantastical beings. Despite the entire planet being deep underwater, I wanted very much to maintain the aesthetics of life on Earth as we currently know it, avoiding an “anything goes” vibe, and a lack of connection to the world—both of which I feel reduce the impact of the fantastical. The result is LIGHT, and I hope you love it as much as I do ☺.(less)
London Shah I can't write when I'm feeling tired, but other than that I don't really have a preference. Whenever the words are flowing is my favourite time of day…moreI can't write when I'm feeling tired, but other than that I don't really have a preference. Whenever the words are flowing is my favourite time of day to write ;D(less)
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“The human spirit didn’t drown. It was swept up and carried along; it flows still, the stream coursing its way through everyone’s lives.

I just have to find a way to beat the dread, that’s all.”
London Shah, The Light at the Bottom of the World

“All things change, and we change with them.”
London Shah, The Light at the Bottom of the World

“The fear is all-encompassing, a deluge smashing into the deepest chasm inside us all.

Into the gaping gulf the floods created within us”
London Shah, The Light at the Bottom of the World

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“The human spirit didn’t drown. It was swept up and carried along; it flows still, the stream coursing its way through everyone’s lives.

I just have to find a way to beat the dread, that’s all.”
London Shah, The Light at the Bottom of the World

“The fear is all-encompassing, a deluge smashing into the deepest chasm inside us all.

Into the gaping gulf the floods created within us”
London Shah, The Light at the Bottom of the World

“All things change, and we change with them.”
London Shah, The Light at the Bottom of the World




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