After the recent Dr Who episode containing “Gangers” that are bred in vats — er, just *like* in my novel Cloneworld, and indeed, as mentioned in my much earlier novel, Hardcore (published early 2010 by Solaris Books) – I’ve decided to write an article on plagiarism. Not that I’m accusing Dr Who, Matthew Graham, or the BBC of plagiarism. Oh no!! How could I do that? How could I possibly compete with that legal mashing machine? No. But I thought it would be interesting to compare notes with other writers/critics…. after all, Jeffrey Thomas has been writing about a blue world with blue people for about oooh ten years. If you’re a writer/columnist/critic, please send your thoughts to: firstname.lastname@example.org.