A BRIGHT, COLD DAY
The life of Eric Arthur Blair greatly impacted the work he wrote under the name 'George Orwell'. The Spanish Civil War, wartime Britain, and the rise of totalitarianism all fed into seminal works like Animal Farm and 1984 whose impact is still felt today.
But what would Orwell have written had he lived in another timeline? A world where his experiences in Spain were different, and the Second World War broke out over Czechoslovakia, not Poland?
Mark Ciccone weaves a tale that's part literary and part historical as a different but recognisable Eric Arthur Blair responds to a very different world.