Saturday, 3 September 2011

Lemistry

I am very pleased that my short story Toby is being published in this very exciting book.


Lemistry is a book of short stories and essays celebrating the Polish science fiction writer Lem Stanislaw. You might never of heard of him but you will know work that has been inspired by his writing. It's all over the place... in science fiction films, computer games and fiction...

Now, I am not as much of a science fiction geek as this seems to indicate. But, being asked to write a story inspired by Lem's writing was one of those opportunities I just had to have a try at... I delved into some of his writing, and was drawn into one story in particular, The Seventh Sally or How Trurl's Own Perfection Led to No Good. It triggered off a whole sequence of thoughts and ideas, and I sat down and wrote this story on a very rainy Manchester weekend. I've since learnt that The Seventh Sally was part of the inspiration for computer game The Sims!

I loved writing this story, and I've very excited that Toby has been published in this book. I love the fact that it's published alongside stories by such amazing writers... I'm a bit astounded actually, and might not fully believe it until I've seen a copy in print!

4 comments:

Nik Perring said...

congrats. sounds ace

annie clarkson said...

thanks nik, freaks is very exciting too eh! X

Megan said...

Fabulous!!!
Annie, they are lucky to have you xx

sonia said...

fab!!