Why I love writing about alternate worlds

My debut novel, Fear My Mortality, is set in an alternate world.

It’s a version of what the world might look like today if human beings were immortal from the beginning.

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Immortality changes the way the people in Fear My Mortality live their lives and what they believe and value. But with any variation of events, there are a thousand possible outcomes and so many different ways a world like that could operate.

I wanted to write a version of the world that looks a lot like our world today but with some distinct differences, the biggest ones being war and morality, with their technology not so far from ours.

And I wanted it to have a cracking pace 🙂

Some other alternate world books I’ve read and loved – or would love to read – are …

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik;

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman; and

Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Graceling by Kristin Cashore

 

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