conflict involving the characters working through their issues in the form of dreamscape metaphors
I wrote Insomnium around the time I really starting to dig into China Miéville’s work in a big way. The kinds of
imagery employed draw on the weird landscapes of both Un Lun Dun and the Bas Lag Trilogy. There’s a thread of the
political in the novel’s frame story that I also trace back to Miéville, but while I owe him for
helping me flex my weird imagery muscle, the novel’s plot, character development, and central conflict are definitely my own.