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The way we learn to write is the way we learn to talk: We listen to others and start mimicking speech, and that’s how we…
‘The 5th Wave’ is sci-fi, but I tried very hard to ground the story in very human terms and in those universal themes that transcend…
‘Tax Collector’ was optioned for a series with F/X, but it never happened. I guess they ran into a problem trying to figure out why…
My foray into young adult lit was by no means planned. I wrote the first ‘Alfred Kropp’ book as an adult novel, which everyone loved…
My first favourite book was ‘Are You My Mother?’ A picture book about a lost bird. After that my favourites changed almost yearly. I loved…
It’s been a while since I’ve written a novel aimed at the adult market, but I never sit down and say to myself, ‘Okay, now…
I’ve always wanted to write science fiction. It was one of my first loves, and I knew if I became a writer someday I’d probably…
I got a very late start at fatherhood. I’m a late bloomer in general. It took me seven years to get through four years of…
I always feel trepidation at the beginning of every project. I worry about so many things. Time to get it right, the skill to do…
Great sci-fi has never shied from tackling the Big Questions, though really great sci-fi never forgets to entertain us along the way. Shock and awe…
Ever since I was young, 14 or 15, I wondered if you could write a book that combined the visceral thrill of watching a movie…
Being born at the tag-end of the baby boom, I was destined (or doomed, depending on how you look at it) to fall in love…
The aliens of ‘The 5th Wave’ are not the aliens we’ve imagined. Not the aliens we’d like to attack us.
One of the joys of a really good book is that you’re so into the world of the book, you forget what you’re looking at…
I’ve loved sci-fi and speculative fiction since I was a kid. It was inevitable I’d try my hand at it at some point.
When civilizations collide, it usually isn’t the more primitive one that prevails.
I really kill myself on titles, although ‘The 5th Wave’ seems like an obvious title, doesn’t it? You don’t know how long that took me.
One lesson I learned from ‘The Monstrumologist’ was never to get too attached to your own characters. That’s harder in practice than in theory. At…
Sci-Fi is the genre that explored both possibilities: the end of our existential crisis and the end of our existence. My novel, ‘The 5th Wave,’…
Human beings are remarkably resilient. When you think about it, our species has been teetering upon the edge of the existential cliff since Hiroshima. In…
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