My advice for how to give truly constructive feedback on someone else's work.
How everything from 'The Battle Of Algiers' to 'Soul Eater' fed into the making of my new novel.
We've been home-brewing science fiction and fantasy since 2007. It's made by human hands, with a human touch. Even in the biggest of adventures, we look for the intimate details, the things that remind us that at the core of every great story are people we care about, not just neat ideas or nifty gizmos.
Ever get that feeling you've read this story before? So did we. That's why we sat down and started writing: to get out from under the shadow of mass-market, focus-grouped, demographically-predestined literature that's anything but "fantastic".