Goodreads asked Ian Martyn:

How do you get inspired to write?

Ian Martyn Having read science fiction since my teens I guess I've absorbed so many ideas and concepts that are then percolating in my brain. However, sometimes inspiration for a novel might come from a short story written for my writing group (always a rich breeding ground for ideas), or often the just the world around me, what's in the news perhaps that might lend itself to the sci-fi treatment.

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