‘Transition Town Worthing‘ held a competition to imagine Worthing in 2030 and how energy would affect life in the town.
A near future story based in Worthing? That’s my niche! It would be rude if I didn’t enter.
Click here to read my entry – ‘From The Sea, Plenty‘ – for the Worthingites (I think that’s what we’re called), see how many Easter Eggs you can spot.
I won a DVD, ‘Collapse‘, which is a great documentary interviewing Michael Ruppert about the state of the world and his reasons why it’s going to collapse, when and how.
If you like Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Michael Moore and other anti-laissez faire capitalists then you’ll like this. btw another great documentary is ‘The Corporation‘ if you haven’t already seen it.
Here’s another short story I wrote a couple of years ago that’s picked up a few rejections along the way.
It’s an actual, full-monty, sci-fi story in space. I like the anthropomorphising of planets in it.
The idea of life coming from distant planets and not evolving by itself here is something I’ve never forgotten from a Star Trek TNG
double episode where it explained why all alien races (Klingons, Humans, Ferengi, etc) have two legs, arms, one head, etc and basically look the same in the series ( can’t remember the name of the episodes edit: 21st April 2014, just watched it on Netflix, it’s called ‘The Chase‘ – although it was about an ancient alien race dumping DNA on various planets and left to evolve on it’s own).
Anyway, let me know what you think.