London Shah

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Author London Shah is a British-born Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity. She has lived in Britain's capital city for most of her life via England's beautiful North. When she's not busy re-imagining the past, plotting an alternate present or dreaming up a surreal future, then she's most likely 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, or losing herself in a fab SFF book or film. If she could have only one super power, it would be to breathe underwater. THE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD is her debut novel.

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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)
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…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)
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Hiiii :-) Can't wait to welcome you guys into my submerged world, and to introduce you to Leyla McQueen. Join her on her underwater adventure as she navigates the eerie and exquisite deep to solve the ever-growing mystery of her missing papa—and disc ...more
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"100 years in the future, Britain and most of the world is underwater due to a calamity. The London Submersible Marathon is on everyone's mind, especially teen Leyla's. If she wins, could ask for anything wants and she's already decided, have her f..." Read more of this review »
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"This book was received as an ARC from Disney Book Group - Disney-Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

After this book I was in complete shock! I was blown away by the conce..." Read more of this review »
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"I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I really loved this watery adventure. Leyla is a great determined character and the questions it raised about fear and bigotry were very well done" Read more of this review »
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Hi there! 'The Light at the Bottom of the World' is Part 1 of a duology. The story was simply too long to fit into one book. Thank you :)
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