J.L. Forrest

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Literature

Category: Musings

New Project: The Mirrorists

These last few months have seen the release of Minuscule Truths, my second collection of short fiction, along with revised editions of Delicate Ministrations and Requies Dawn. That’s great, but onward. Join me for what’s next… it’s exciting, and I need your help.

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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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