Schizoid – A few words of explanation.

Schizoid – A few words of explanation.

The idea of producing a series of books based around a set of characters has never inspired me. I tend to be intrigued by ideas. For me the ideas come first and then I invent the characters to tell the story.

Only twice have I produced a sequel. The first was with God’s Bolt, which spawned the novel Reawakening. This is the second occasion.

The initial book, Quantum Fever, told the story of a Quship Captain, the discovery of a dead planet (which happened to be Earth) and a rebellion against the extreme capitalist regime.

After I had completed the novel I kept wondering how the three scenarios I had created would actually develop. I had the System (hundreds of planets), with its corrupt politicians and Big Business and tight control of a narcotised population, a planet of aliens (us) and a planet of dissidents. I wondered how they might all interact, and gradually a story formed in my head.

Although it is a sequel it is set three hundred years after Quantum Fever, consequently, none of the original characters were still alive, so I created some of the new ones as descendants of those in QF. They had similar traits.

Schizoid enabled me to develop the ideas of how life might be in the three totally different scenarios and how they would impact on each other. It provided a dynamic so that I could create tension and intrigue that made the plot interesting.

Once again I was able to indulge in my interest in the environment, psychology, sociology and greed and apply the ideas in novel situations.

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