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Right at this moment I am reading two old Alistair MacLean novels simultaneously: Ice Station Zebra and Night Without End.Among the praise for The Project:
This is mainly for research as I am soon going to start the second novel in my Bzadian series, Ice War, which is set in an unforgiving artic environment. Alistair MacLean was a master of describing that kind of world: the blizzard conditions and cold below what any person is able to endure.
But there is more to it than just the descriptive passages. MacLean was also a master of suspense, and was my favourite author as a young reader. The series I am working on is partly an homage to his early thrillers, with traitorous villains; sudden, violent action; and heroes pushed to the limits of their mental and physical endurance.
MacLean not only influenced my style of writing, he influenced my decision to...[read on]
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