Adam Christopher is a novelist and comic writer, and award-winning editor. His books include Made to Kill, volume 1 in The LA Trilogy.
From Christopher's Q & A with Joel Cunningham for the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog:
What was the genesis of [Made to Kill]? How did you find the way in?Made to Kill is among Nicole Hill's top six novels that explore the stranger, more fantastical, science fictional side of Hollywood.
I really love that kind of detective fiction—hard-boiled stuff of the ’40s and ’50s—and I really love Raymond Chandler. And the idea came about—he wrote to his agent in the mid-’50s complaining about science fiction, saying, “Can you believe this rubbish?” And he wrote 140-word short story, and it was complete nonsense. But it was Raymond Chandler nonsense, so there’s still something in it. His style and voice. And I was like, “Well clearly he should have written a science fiction novel.” So I thought maybe I should be the one to write it. I wrote novelette for Tor.com [that] was the origin story of the main character, Ray, who’s the robot detective. It was so much fun to write, that style and voice, that the trilogy just kind of sprang from that. I’m not sure that I’m calling it pastiche, because I love Raymond Chandler, and there’s absolutely no way that I could ever try and emulate his style, because it’s...[read on]
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