Here are some links to some Crawlers-related things...
USUAL DISCLAIMER: As with much of the rest of the internet, these sites may possibly contain the occasional rude word/picture/concept that might shock those liable to be shocked. Though I've chosen these links carefully, that's not my fault. Besides, it's nothing you can't handle.
-First up, here's my homepage: www.samenthoven.com. It's the central hub of my sinister ever-evolving internet empire, BWAHAHAHAHA! erm, sorry. There you'll find direct links to all the places on the web where I maintain a lurking presence. If you've got a profile or page on any of those sites yourself feel free to add me, send me messages (I try to check all the pages once a day) or simply take a look to see what I'm up to.
-Have you enjoyed Crawlers? Have you (ahem!) read my other books Tim, Defender of the Earth and The Black Tattoo? [You have? That makes me very happy! :D] Well, would you like some ideas about what to read next? If so, my LibraryThing Profile could be a good place to look. There I've put together a list of FIVE HUNDRED FINE BOOKS – things that I've read and love that you might like, too. The list is constantly being tweaked and updated and it's a mish-mash of all sorts: novels, comics, biography, history, art, science, whatever. It's a personal selection of favourite things, with no artificial separations by subject matter or (woo!) so-called 'age appropriateness': the only criterion is, "Do I think it's fantastic?" The widget at the side of this page will pick something out for you at random, but on the profile page there are a bunch of different ways into the list – reviews, author cloud, etc [isn't LibraryThing awesome?] – as well, of course, as a link to the list itself. It's also another place where you can leave messages for me if you like. Be my guest!
-My ContactAnAuthor Page. Interested in me coming to talk at your school, bookshop or local library? I LOVE doing events and visits. If you're a teacher, librarian or bookseller check out my page at ContactAnAuthor here. And of course, if you're reading this and you're not a teacher, librarian or bookseller but you'd still like to see and hear me come and do my stuff, then please send your nearest teacher, librarian or bookseller to that page, too!
-This site wouldn't be complete without due respect to where Crawlers is set: The Barbican. As well as being a mad piece of architecture (inspiringly mad, to me!) it's a thriving London cultural institution and brilliant place to visit. Even when it isn't being overrun by parasitic spider-creatures there's always something amazing going on there. Hit the link and take a look.
-The underground scenes in Crawlers were directly inspired by this image:
(Click on the image to open up a larger version.)
Visit www.undercity.org, the website of urban explorer and photographer Steve Duncan, to see more astonishing pics of the secret places of London and elsewhere.
-Pink Tentacle is one of my favourite blogs (and with a name like that, how could I not include it here?) If you're interested in strange art, Japan, robots or any combination of the three, you'll find it's well worth a click.
Finally, here are the sites of some of my current favourite writers of scary things:
-Alexander Gordon Smith
and (brace yourself!)