• Tattoo Tuesday - Simon’s Octa

    06 December 2022

    Tattoo Tuesday is back! And this one is a dream/nightmare depending on your love/loathing of spiders!!!


    This incredible tattoo of Madam Octa, lately of Vampire Mountain, but more better known...

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  • Listverse - finding the right balance

    05 December 2022

    There was an article on LISTVERSE a while back called "10 Popular Book Series That Didn’t Make It Past The First Film," which focused on... oh, I think you can guess!!!



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  • Natural History Museum Shananigans

    04 December 2022

    Back in the summer, the Shans went to the Natural History Museum in London -- somewhere I've visited many times over the years, and never yet tired of.


    The first photo captures Mrs Shan and our...

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  • Letters from Shanville

    02 December 2022

    I've always appreciated the time, effort and expense that it takes to send a letter to an author, so I've always made a point of replying to every piece of physical fan mail that I've received over...

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  • Shanville Monthly - Christmas 2022 issue

    01 December 2022

    The Christmas issue of my online monthly newsletter is now live, and it's crammed full of articles that I hope you'll enjoy, such as...


    *an exclusive (and long-overdue) interview with Paul...

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