Everyone who's ever put a word to paper has an excuse, or a justification if you want to be less nasty, for everything they do. Of course I'm guilty of this.
Notes from early on in the first draft of the new novel, 'The Fall Of The Hammer'.
The original new-wave (maybe also no-wave?) film, with its blaze of low-budget images, mixes cheesy science fiction, grimy bohemian drug tragedy, psychedelic experimentalism, and no-budget arthouse drama
Here, you won't find any nine-book cycles of a thousand pages each, about a Sword and a Ring and a Quest. You won't find sexy vampires -- definitely not the kind that sparkle. And you won't find zombies and werewolves shoehorned into public domain classics.
What you will find is science fiction and fantasy made by human hands, with a human touch.
Ever get that feeling you've read this story before? So did we. That's why we sat down and started writing: to get out from under the shadow of mass-market, focus-grouped, demographically-predestined literature that's anything but "fantastic".