The Expanse novels are set in multiple locations and tell of different situations; many of them have a vague familiar feel, like in example
- the whole Miller neo-noir subplot and Ceres has points of contact with cyberpunk works like Blade Runner;
- the mining industry based on Saturn's Rings to collect water for the Belt has a great resemblance to Asimov's The Martian Way;
- the protomolecule mutant inside the Rocinante, from Caliban's War, seems to be inspired by the Alien's Xenomorphs;
- and so on.
It made me wonder if these allusions were intentional or just coincidences or genre-wide tropes.
Do we have certain informations about what inspired The Expanse novels? Have the two authors explicity stated if they get their inspiration from other works of fiction (novels, movies, maybe games, and so on) or even non fiction (like in example Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was for the Foundation series by Asimov)?
I'm looking for factual and verifiable information, maybe from interviews, articles, and so on; please avoid the personal-speculation-enriched "we don't know" kind of answer if we don't have such material.