Article Recommendation: An Open Letter to Stephen King

Now this is a blog post that appeals to my writer’s outlook – an open letter to Stephen King, suggesting a new plot novel for him to take up based on the converging 21st century threats. Now this really is an interesting approach to trying to make people aware of the future perils that lie ahead (especially Americans!)

The author of this post, Ellen LaConte, makes the crucial point that the current generation is effectively robbing its descendants of their livelihoods. She provides an excellent quote from William Catton (writing in 1982) that really illustrates the point. Knowing Stephen King’s talent for creating fear with his stories, Ellen suggests that he should write a novel based on the concept that the world economy has become like a persistent virus that infects then destroys human existence (similar to HIV.) I wonder if Mr King would be interested in taking that up as his next project?

A Really Scary Story for Stephen King by Ellen LaConte


About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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