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Darren Shan Interview

Our current feature - an interview with Darren Shan on the eve of publication of Zom-B - includes a link to an earlier interview with him from our archives, back at the turn of the millenium, when he was about to publish his vert first children's book, the opening title in the Cirque du Freak series.

The new interview ends with Shan repeating a prediction for 2020:

What is your attitude to ebooks and what do you think the next 10 years hold in store for Darren Shan? I love ebooks. I might have mentioned during our first interview (as I did in quite a few of my early interviews) that I thought paper books would be largely defunct within 20 years (i.e. 2020). I still stick by that prediction. I'm not saying paper books will disappear completely - like many readers, I love the physical qualities of an old-style book. But that's a sentimental attachment - in terms of which is actually better, it's ebooks by a mile. They make books far more accessible, and anything that does that is always an advancement, the way that papyrus improved upon chiselling in stone. I'm sure there were cavemen who thought the new format would never take off, that stones were so much nicer to touch and look at and smell, but hey... this isn't and should never be a world for cavemen!

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