"Shooting an Episode"

Title"Shooting an Episode"
Year for Search2017
AuthorsPriest, Christopher [McKenzie](b. 1943)
Secondary AuthorsSandison, George
Pagination285-
Date Published2017
PublisherUnsung Stories/Red Squirrel Publishing
Place PublishedLondon
ISBN Number9781907389580 978-1-4732000630
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Dystopia depicting a “reality” game that has taken over the entire society as seen through the eyes of someone working for the company producing the show. The stories are supposed to be predictions regarding the world fifty years after Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Priest took his title from Orwell’s “Shooting the Elephant,” a work that greatly influenced his own work.

Info Notes

The stories are supposed to be predictions regarding the world fifty years after Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Holding Institutions

CtY, PSt

Author Note

(b. 1943)

Full Text

2017 Priest, Christopher [McKenzie] (b. 1943). “Shooting an Episode.” 2084. Ed. George Sandison (London: Unsung Stories/Red Squirrel Publishing, 2017), 285-?. Rpt. in his Episodes: Short Stories (London: Gollancz, 2019), 292-320, with notes “Before” on what led him to write the story (289-91) and “After” on its publication and some reflections on it (321-22). CtY, PSt

Dystopia depicting a “reality” game that has taken over the entire society as seen through the eyes of someone working for the company producing the show. The stories are supposed to be predictions regarding the world fifty years after Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Priest took his title from Orwell’s “Shooting the Elephant,” a work that greatly influenced his own work.