"Change the blueprint and you change the world."
I'd always wanted to write a teen novel set in a nightmare parody of school life that also passed comment on the whole world system, its origins, what's wrong with it, and how it needs to be changed before humanity cascades into the impending avalanche of self-destruction.
I was keen, too, to do something like the allegorical 1960s TV series The Prisoner.
The concept for The Blueprint was devised by me in 1996, but I didn't publish it as a novel until February 2012.
In the above video, I discuss with Theresa Cutts the themes of the novel and the impact it has had on some of its readers.