J.L. Forrest

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Literature

Minuscule Truths

Minuscule Truths is the second collection of my short fiction, which includes tales mythical, fantastical, fae, and science fictional…

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Requies Dawn

Requies Dawn is the first installment of the Eternal Requiem, a saga of the far future…

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Science Fiction and the Personal-Political (3 of 3)

The Personal-Political in Speculative Fiction

In this third and final part to Science Fiction and the Personal-Political, let’s look at speculative fiction. More than all fiction as a whole, science fiction expresses explicit wishes for reality to be other than as it is, as well as warnings about what it might become.

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Science Fiction and the Personal-Political (2 of 3)

Privilege and the Personal-Political in Writing

In this second part of Science Fiction and the Personal-Political, we begin with the influence of privilege on our perceptions of literature. My ever-handy dictionary defines privilege as “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.”

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Science Fiction and the Personal-Political (1 of 3)

Politics in fiction today is a touchy subject1, but one which still worth discussing. In opening, I wish to posit three points about it, especially in speculative fiction.

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Pet Peeves of Style: Quotation & Punctuation

Do you know when punctuation should appear inside quotation marks? Do you know when it shouldn’t?

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Delicate Ministrations

Delicate Ministrations collects eleven short stories, which cross genres from myth and fantasy to hard-science fiction. Eleven tales fay and science fictional, for your personal delectation…

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The Desert of Forever

“The Desert of Forever” appears in the anthology A Baker’s Dozen of Magic, edited by Jessica Brawner for the Story of the Month Club

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Lampblack and Dust

“Lampblack and Dust” will always have a special place in my heart. This short tale of the Weird West is unlike anything I wrote before it, or since.

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Something of a prequel to the Eternal Requiem stories, “Progenesis” appears in the October 2016 edition of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

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