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Vivian Shaw


Vivian Shaw wears way too many earrings and likes edged weapons and expensive ink.

Born in Kenya, she has lived in Cardiff, Oxford, and Baltimore. She writes about monsters, both in and out of classic horror literature; machines, extant and fantastical; disasters and their causes; and found family.

She is the author of the Dr. Greta Helsing contemporary fantasy trilogy and works as a freelance editor and book reviewer in New Mexico, where she lives with her wife, the author Arkady Martine.