“All These Things I’ve Done” on The Big Idea

Love John Scalzi’s blog. “The Big Idea” features writers talking about how they got the ideas for their books.

Here’s an excerpt from my post:

All These Things I’ve Done is an organized crime family saga that takes place in a near future where chocolate is illegal. The book has the semi-misfortune of being smacked across the face with the dystopian label, because people like to call things dystopian without, or so it seems to me, more than a hazy notion of what that means.  (I recently saw a pair of shoes described in catalog copy as having a “dystopian finish.” I took this to mean “distressed” and/or looking like something that Helena Bonham Carter might wear. But I digress again.)

(Seriously people, I promise that All These Things I’ve Done isn’t a dystopia.)

“All These Things I’ve Done” on The Big Idea