|Posted by Stuart Hughes on October 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM|
Simon Clark talks to Hampton Reviews about his previously unpublished short story "In the Spirit of Darwin" - published in the Derby Scribes 2011 Anthology.
Simon says, "I wrote "In The Spirit Of Darwin" because I wanted to explore the idea of Sir Charles Darwin returning to this world in modern times and wondering where human evolution was headed. Are we bound for extinction? Or will humans learn how to become truly civilized and renounce bigotry and intolerance?
"The reason it appears in the Derby Scribes anthology is because Stuart Hughes invited me to speak to members of the Derby Scribes group, and he mentioned that he was editing an anthology and asked me if I’d like to contribute a story. Of course, I said ‘yes.’ I was delighted to visit to the group. They are a great bunch of like-minded souls, and I felt so at ease there it was like coming home. I’m honoured to be part of an anthology created by a wonderful society."