Imagine non-genre authors writing SF

Discussion in 'Writing' started by Boreas, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    The weekly British magazine The Spectator holds regular literary competitions. For competition no. 3061, they invited participants to imagine well-known authors writing science fiction.

    Here's the link to the top five flash-fiction entries - science fiction stories as written by George and Weedon Grossmith, P. G. Wodehouse, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad and Raymond Chandler:

    I thought some of the writers on this forum (or anyone else) might find something like this a fun exercise. Imagine well-known or even some of your favourite non-genre authors writing a piece of science-flash-fiction.
  2. Tiran

    Tiran Well-Known Member

    Isn't A Christmas Carole already a speculative fiction story?
  3. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    Sure, a ghost story, but it's not SF.
  4. Tiran

    Tiran Well-Known Member

    Very true.

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