At the heart of all great genre fiction you will find a great premise. Back in 2001, author Philip Reeve created a a marvelously original world set in the far future where our civilization has gone and is replaced with cities which have been rebuilt as massive vehicles that hunt smaller cities and towns. In this world, centuries after a devastating '60-minute war', life has changed and societal structures reset to such a great extent that much of human history, aside from discovered and 'rediscovered' technological innovations, has been largely forgotten. I speak of course of Mortal Engines.
Publishing simultaneously with the release of the Mortal Engines motion picture is the prequel novella, Night Flights, which explores the back story of Anti-traction League Agent and airship pilot, Anna Fang. For the full interview and story feature, please read or download the Scribd Document below.
Philip Reeve's current written project is a sci fi trilogy which follows the adventures of the rebel and thief, Zen Starling, who hails from a backwater industrial town. He travels to other planets to purloin wares via sentient trains which travel on a hyperspace railways that lead through man made 'K-gate' portals. But soon his luck begins to change when he finds himself employed by a mysterious figure called Raven.
The trilogy begins with Railhead and is followed by books two and three: Blacklight Express and Station Zero. All books, including those written in the world of Mortal Engines, are currently available in all bookstores.