Its opening line – “I had a girlfriend who ate my scabs.” – has caused some powerful reactions.
Orchid’s Lantern publish great work and although I haven’t read all of this anthology yet, I’m sure it’s no exception.
Here’s the blurb for Abyss: “Are we more than the sum of our memories? Does time always pass the same or can it be influenced by thought? What happens to consciousness after death? An exciting new anthology of horror, science fiction and experimental prose exploring these questions and many more.”
At the launch event I talked about the inspirations behind the story, including how the power of human dreaming, collaborations with A.I. rather than competition, and scenario planning for smart cities could coalesce in the future.
The article first published in Focus, the BSFA’s magazine for writers, is now available on Medium.
“All fiction is of its time and science fiction holds a special place, speculating how the fears of today might play out into possible tomorrows. Within the genre there’s a difference between the near-future and the apocalyptic. Or as people are now saying, there used to be. “