R J Burgess


R J Burgess was born in Crawley, West Sussex, perhaps the least interesting place in the whole of the UK. He also had the misfortune of growing up during that black hole of cultural history commonly referred to as the 80′s and he cites this combination of boredom and deep-rooted malaise with the world as the reason for his early love of writing stories. His passion for writing eventually led him to study creative and media writing at Middlesex University, where among other things he created and edited Metrophobia, an award-winning anthology of student fiction.

An active, though somewhat estranged Christian, R J Burgess writes primarily science fiction and fantasy as a means of trying to understand his place in the wider universe and that of humanity as a whole. For him writing is a form of catharsis, an artistic discussion with the world at large in which he can explore and try to understand some of the darker aspects of the human nature while celebrating all that makes us great.

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Metrophobia: A selection of short stories from Middlesex University
Price: Free! Words: 25,290. Language: British English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Bringing together some of the best short fiction from the Creative Writing degree at Middlesex University, Metrophobia is a celebration of emerging talent from one of the UK's oldest writing programmes. Jam-packed with exciting new voices, every page of this volume charts a fascinating journey through the various cultures, backgrounds and ideologies that make up Middlesex's student population.

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afterlife    anecdote    fantasy    nepal    ouija    wizard of oz    world war 2    wwii