So I just started rewatching the expanse and I have just got to the part where the crew of the Roci find the protomolocule and I don’t want to continue.
I love the expanse universe and I didn’t mind the protomolocule story line but I really want a story set in this universe without it.
A crime drama or similar that just happens to be set x years in the future when essentially the same tech as the expanse exists.
If I had time I would think about writing it but I certainly do not.
However, I was wondering how I could write that story without infringing copywriter. I mean I could change the universe enough and it is hard science so it could just be based on that. But I could not write the story without benefiting from James S A Corey’s extensive research that has all* of the tech grounded in hard science.
Could I contact James+ and ask permission / negotiate an arrangement.
I know I could write fanfic but that would not be want I want.
Anyway it doesn’t matter because it’s not going to happen anytime soon.
PS. Fab feel free to take this for your next book you can figure out the legals
*Ok most but speculation is permitted as is plot devices
+I know this is a psuedonym