ImagiNation: Stories of Scotland’s Future is an ambitious and entertaining look at the future through the eyes and ears of over 30 Scottish writers. It features comic book, short story, poetry and drama in a unique and compelling collection of new work. At times hilarious, and always thought-provoking, the anthology provides and imaginative perspective on how the country might look as we move through the new century.

Established writers such as James Robertson, Alan Warner, Raman Mundair and Ronald Frame rub shoulders and cross genres with exciting new talent such as Mark McNay, Kirsty Logan and Allan Radcliffe.

‘All these tales adhere to James Joyce’s notion of the short story as epiphany…Together, they show a bright way forward for Scottish literature’. (The Herald)

Listen to a reading of Sam Irving’s poem, Naeb’dy’s Chiel: Naebdys_Chiel

ImagiNation Stories of Scotland’s Future is part of A Scottish Wave of Change – a project in the Cultural Olympiad.

People Making Waves is part of The Scottish Project, which will create a cultural legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Scotland. It is supported by Legacy Trust UK and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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Featured as The Herald's Paperback of the Week.

A collection of stories, drama, comic book and poems looking at the Scotland's of tomorrow.

Edited by Bryan Beattie and Gerry Hassan with an introduction by James Robertson.

Project Details

ISBN 978-0-9569578-0-1

RRP £9.99

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Read The Herald review here.

Now available in good bookshops or online from Word Power Books.

List of Contributors
James Robertson, Alan Warner, Angus Peter Campbell, Cynthia Rogerson, Tom Pow, Raman Mundair, Bill Duncan, Allan Massie, Kirsty Logan, Mark McNay, Ronald Frame, Allan Radcliffe, David Greig, Rona Munro, William Letford, Peter Arnott, Gerry Hassan, Alan Bissett, Morna Pearson, Alan Wilkins, Rob Miller, Chris Watson, David Tomei, Ciaran Slavin, Nulsh, Alice Walsh, Michael Rigg, Sam Irving, Helen Jackson, Jane Alexander, Benjamin Werdmuller and Donald McKenzie.