I didn't notice the introduction section and went ahead and started two threads. My apologies. Basically, I am interested in writing high-brow novels about people and society. My favourite genres are thriller, science-fiction and fantasy, although I don't want to write "pulp"; it's very important to me that my work is intelligent and stimulating. My model is Red Dwarf - something that uses extreme situations to "unravel" a small group of characters. Right now I am working on my first novel (about 90% through) and have ideas for two more after this one. I hope I can be of help to people on this forum.