Read if you are interested in…

  • a fantasy/science fiction mashup
  • intensely surreal imagery
  • conflict involving the characters working through their issues in the form of dreamscape metaphors

Inspiration

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 could also probably 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.

Biliographic Data

  • First publication: 2014
  • Subsequent editions: 2017, 2019
  • ISBN of in-print edition: 978-1-62802-015-6