How the diverse influences for 'Flight Of The Vajra' shaped its story.
On how new influences keep every kind of art healthy, including and especially popular arts.
How everything from 'Dune' and 'Tron: Legacy' to 'Cowboy Bebop' fed into 'Flight Of The Vajra'.
How everything from 'The Stars My Destination' to 'Streets Of Fire' (and even 'Justice League', in a negative way!) fed into the making of my new novel.
A rundown of some of the other stories and films that influenced 'Hammer''s growth and direction.
You don't want to run from your influences. You want to walk away from them.
Compiling that list of influences the other day was like performing archival research on myself.
The stories, films, music, and other things that stuck with me.
How the diverse influences for my new novel shaped its story.
How everything from 'John Wick' and 'Strange Days' to 'Rurouni Kenshin' fed into my new novel.
The other night, in discussion with friends of mine, it came up that most every generation of creators seems to be influenced by whatever happens to be in popular culture at the time. Previous generations were influenced by Star Trek or Star Wars; the last generation or so was influenced by the first wave of anime crashing on American shores; the current generation is surrounded by Harry Potter and now love-triangle YA dystopias.
'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' and its hidden influences.
SF has its Jack Londons and Joseph Conrads, but where are its Virginia Woolfs or Thomas Manns, among others?
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