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I wrote ‘Airborn’ after completing three books about bats. I loved my bats, but what a treat it was to write about humans again. They…
Realistically, the chance of any book becoming a film is slim.
I think good art should always be entertaining, or at least give pleasure of some sort. And my chief goal as a writer has always…
It’s somewhat disquieting that the same parents and educators who are horrified by the notion of child soldiers have bestowed upon ‘The Hunger Games’ a…
When I’d written my ‘Silverwing’ series – I’d imbued the bats with full human awareness and vocabulary.
I’m cursed with this puritanical streak that makes me want everything to be about something. It’s a terrible affliction.
The seed for my novel ‘Half Brother’ was planted in my mind over twenty years ago, but didn’t germinate until late 2007 when I came…
The world of ‘The Hunger Games’ is a paranoid survivalist’s dream.
The more I worked on ‘Half Brother,’ the more it seemed to me the story was really about love in all its possible forms –…
Flying into a storm, even its outer edges, did not seem like a good idea to me. And this was no ordinary tempest. Everyone on…
We used to flock to watch gladiators, public torture and executions. In more recent times, our appetite for mortal violence has been sublimated in sports,…
One of the reasons I wrote ‘Airborn’ was that I’d fallen in love with the great passenger airships which flew in the ’20s and ’30s.…
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