The REAL STORY Manifesto

Writing about the stories shortlisted for the BSFA Award got me thinking about what I enjoy most in a story, especially short stories. So I wrote the Real Story Manifesto.

Okay, so partly it’s an attempt to write down what Greyhart Press is about (that’s a publishing venture I shall be launching presently). But there’s more. When I’ve shared top-rank genre fiction to friends who regard themselves as lovers of Sci Fi and fantasy (through games, TV and film), they are often left scratching their heads in confusion. I suspect that under the constant pressure to avoid repetition and the desire for critical acceptance, the top-flight genre magazines encourage storytelling in a direction that is inaccessible to most ‘normal’ people.

What do you think?


About Tim C. Taylor

Science fiction publisher and author of the bestselling Human Legion series. I live with my wife and young family in an English village. I am currently writing full time, when I'm not roped into building Lego.
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