Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#7) -- Danger People

What was your inspiration for the setting for your (and Bobby Nash's)
new book The Danger People? -- New Babel Books

The name came from Bobby and me talking on the phone and playing with everything from Danger Corp. to Danger Inc. to Danger (your name here), but then a stray comment from Bobby brought up “The Danger People,” and I knew we had our winner.

For me the idea really stemmed from seeing the opening scene of the old show The Time Tunnel over and over again in my head. That set the whole tone for me, and from that point, the best way of describing the book came out to be a weird fusion of old sci-fi movies, Quatermass, Challengers of the Unknown, and even a little classic Fantastic Four without all the superheroics and aliens from other worlds. The book is about adventure from the first page all the way to the last and will be very much an old pulp-style book.