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“One of the most inventive and thrilling science fiction series in all of YA history”—BUZZFEED

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“Shah is a great writer with big ideas”—LOCUS


London Shah is a British Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity who’s been making up stories for as long as she can remember. She has lived in Britain's capital for most of her life, via England's beautiful North. She enjoys a steady supply of tea and all things sweet, strolling through Richmond Park or along the banks of the Thames, getting lost on an evening in the city’s older, darker alleyways — preferably just after a downpour — and losing herself in fab speculative-fiction media. 

London is the author of the award-winning Light the Abyss series, a YA sci-fi duology out now with Little, Brown. The series has made numerous Best-of lists, including Forbes,, BuzzFeed, Paste Magazine, BookishFirst, Gizmodo, Syfy Wire, Book Riot, and Epic Reads. The Light at the Bottom of the World, Londons debut novel and the first book in the series, won two Bookish Jazz Awards including Best YA Setting, and received numerous accolades including an American Library Associations YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2020, an ALAN 2020 Pick, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Sirens Conference 2019 Heroes Book. It was named Open Letters Reviews Best YA Novel of the Year. The sequel, Journey to the Heart of the Abyss, published in November 21. It won the 2021 Bookish Jazz Award for Favourite YA Sequel, was one of Forbes Most Interesting Books of Fall 21, and a Best YA SFF of 2021.

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