Author Archives: Stephen Oram

About Stephen Oram

Stephen Oram writes near-future and speculative fiction. His work has been praised by publications as diverse as The Morning Star and The Financial Times.

Looking Forward Together

A few days ago I received the Winter 2021 issue of Focus, the British Science Fiction Association’s magazine for writers. In it was my article, Looking Forward Together, about the projects I’m involved in with technologists, scientists and artists.

I thought long and hard about the title, wanting to convey that this is a multi-disciplinary endeavor. As the introduction from the editor says, “Here he explores the synergies between expertise in the science disciplines and expertise in genre fiction.”

For those of you who are members of the BSFA – I hope you enjoy reading it and that it prompts a thought or two.

Shame Stains

I’m very pleased to have another short piece – Shame Stains – in the wonderful Sein Und Werden, guest-edited by Allen Ashley.

The theme of this issue is Last Chance Filling Station which made me think of climate change and COP26 was in the back of my mind when I was writing it.

If you’re not familiar with this quarterly online magazine then here’s what it says about itself: “The goal of ‘Sein und Werden’ is to present works that evoke the spirit of the Expressionist, Existentialist and Surrealist movements within a modern context, which I like to call ‘Werdenism’.”

You can read it here