Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Map of the UK


Jack was thrilled to bits when a writer friend of his sent him a link to this literary map of British Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, made up of all their names, inscribed on the part of Britain that they are living or were born in.

Admittedly it’s a few years since he has got round to writing anything, what with pressure of work and then moving house and such. It is about time I gave him a swift kick up the bahookie (bum/ass) in the hopes of galvanising him into action again. He has only had one novel published but has had quite a few short stories appearing in anthologies.

Anyway, there he is, Jack Deighton up on the west coast of Scotland, sandwiched in between Naomi Mitchison and Edwin Morgan amongst others. It’s an interesting and pretty map I think.

10 thoughts on “Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Map of the UK

    • Joan,
      Thanks, it’s a good idea. I think they should do it for classic authors and ‘normal’ fiction authors too, if they haven’t already done so.

  1. That is a very cool map. I absolutely love things like this–I think one’s geography has an impact on perspective, and this underscores that idea.

    • JaneGS,
      I agree that geography is very important when it comes to writing. I know that some of the writers are complaining that their name isn’t quite where it should be – some places have just too many writers to fit in I suppose.

    • Stefanie,
      I asked him that – but no, he has absolutely no plan to do that which is probably just as well as there’s not much wall space left now!

  2. Congratulations to Jack! What a great idea for a map. I have always loved maps, from the time I was about 8 years old and have been map crazy ever since. I’m going to capture the image. Thanks for sharing!

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