"If you're looking for something different, try Ian Winn's debut novel... It has all the travel fiction requisites in spades: trippy drugs, local eccentrics and dirty dreadlocks as Winn recounts his travels from the pyramids of Egypt to the beaches of Goa with crazed enthusiasm and humor."

The Sunday Times

"Inventive, brilliantly realised Characters. Winn displays a rampant thirst for mysticism and self discovery. one cannot help being won over by winn's enthusiasm and Intellectual energy"

The Times

“Loved it. It felt like a journey that Hunter Thompson might have made had he got all Silk Route. A book that holds the reader and takes him on a freaking great trip."                                                            ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

— Tim Butcher, author of the #1 bestseller Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart

"One of the most memorable Novels of the last 20 Years. fresh and funny, crazed and compelling, Winn writes with such energy and fizz that you can't help but be pulled along on his journey. His voice is unique and he has created not just a world of his own, but a genre of his own too. I was desperate to read more."  ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

— Russell Norman, bestselling author of Polpo, winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year

The day after a weekend with Terence McKenna, I was offered DMT by a woman I had never met...

The 20th Anniversary edition of

The Techno Pagan Octopus Messiah

is Now available Digitally across the globe & paperback in the following 7 countries: 

New scenes. New characters. New cover.

Bad decisions: rectified

Limitations: removed

Liability: compromised

TPOM: Ahead of its time in '99

But wait, there's more!

New Novel Coming soon:



Meet E, a budding marine biologist who, on the cusp of receiving his degree, has a spectacular near-death experience while releasing his pet octopus, Clyde, back into the wild. The ensuing, sometimes bewildering, journey will tear him away from the sciences, alienate him from his family, his girlfriend, society, the law — and possibly ruin his life. Kicked out into the world he’s faced with a choice: continue the path he’s been walking since childhood or keep a sworn oath to share what he’s seen in the only thing big enough to hold it: a novel. Set in secretive, native, analogue California — from the kelp beds of Emerald Bay to the redwoods of the Emerald Triangle by way of a Hollywood A-lister’s grow-house and the Thai/Burmese DMZ —  Californian is one man’s hilarious attempt to follow a calling instead of a career. To shine his light into the darkness of humankind before it goes digital. Before it’s too late.

Choose your friends wisely. Take chances. Safety third. The age of the octopus is here.

Currently seeking publication. No schmucks.

You can take the Ian out of California but you can't... The point is the new book is called Californian.