This book is intended as a sequel to Self-Help, and Character. It might, indeed, have appeared as an introduction to these volumes; for Thrift is the basis of Self-Help, and the foundation of much that is excellent in Character.
Author and aspiring engineer Adam Quinn loves to dream up new worlds with interesting technology and factions. This resulted in the creation of his debut novel, Flashpoint. As our author of the day, Quinn talks to us about Flashpoint, how much worldbuilding this epic novel required and how he created his characters.