Novels, novelettes, short stories and a play
Stephen Livesey Ashworth, Oxford, UK
The Long Sunset (short story, 2019)
Tired of waiting for a winter that’s always coming but never seems to arrive in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones epic, I wrote this story of an incident on the planet Marunis as a trial sketch of a world in which winter’s approach really is inexorable. Blinkered by their medieval lifestyle, Gor and Zantha confront their need to understand scientific astronomy before darkness falls. (2,000 words)
Submitted for the Aurora writing prize in May 2019, without any luck.