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Steven Spiel­berg de­vel­op­ing Al­dous Hux­ley’s SF clas­sic Brave New World as a minis­eries for Syfy.

Ru­moured Agents Of SHIEL D spin- off star­ring Lance Hunter and Mock­ing­jay won’t hap­pen.

John Ri­d­ley work­ing on a new mys­tery se­ries for Marvel and ABC.

Greg Ber­lanti de­vel­op­ing Infini te Hori­zon b ased o n t he Gerry Dug­gan comic, a fu­tur­is­tic retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey.

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Crash­ing Heaven’s Ac­coun­tant of the fu­ture Jack Forster and his side­kick Hugo Fist, a mil­i­tary AI that man­i­fests as a vir­tual ven­tril­o­quist’s dummy, are be­ing per­se­cuted by the Pan­theon, a group of sen­tient cor­po­ra­tions that are wor­shipped as gods. They’ve got to work out why and do some­thing about it.

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How did you go about build­ing the world of

Crash­ing Heaven?

A lot of Crash­ing Heaven comes from look­ing around at the world we live in now. Jack Forster’s a heav­ily abused cor­po­rate drone – most of us have ei­ther been one or know one. And mod­ern tech­nol­ogy is a lot like a ven­tril­o­quist’s dummy. Nei­ther can ex­ist with­out us, but both very eas­ily take on dis­turb­ing lives of their own if we let them. There’s a lot of film noir in there, too – The Third Man’s moody, bro­ken at­mos­phere was par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant.

Robert­son fin­ished his first draft of the novel in 2010.

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