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Susan Forest

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Susan Forest is a Three-time Prix Aurora Award finalist and a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Susan Forest grew up in a family of mountaineers, canoeists, and skiers, and she loves adventure. She also loves the big ideas found in science fiction and fantasy, and finds fast-paced adventure stories a great place to explore how individuals grapple with complex moral decisions. Bursts of Fire, the first book in her Addicted to Heaven series (August, 2019, to be followed by Flights of Marigolds), confronts the issue of addictions in an epic fantasy world of intrigue and betrayal. In addition, Susan is an award-winning fiction editor, has published over 25 short stories (Analog, Asimov's, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more), and has appeared at many international writing conventions. Susan loves travel and has been known to dictate novels from the back of her husband's motorcycle. http://speculative-fiction.ca/

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For a Rich Man to Enter

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 8,526 words (32 minutes) · 46 views

Classic Science Fiction refugees 1%ers Prisoners of War

How is life valued? When the planet reaches twelve billion, Mandira must decide whether the 1% with the money to escape Earth, or those whose personal values support the needs of the many over the needs of the few, deserve to be protected. When the results of her choice could trigger war on Mercury, her decision becomes even more complex. Nominated for the 2019 Prix Aurora Award.

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The Fat Man

Published May 21, 2019 · 5,098 words (19 minutes) · 32 views

Science Fiction sacrifice Apocalyptic Fiction Mother/daughter

When climate change and resource conflicts release a flood of US civil war refugees into Canada’s state of martial law, Miche and her daughter wonder if people can be saved by sacrificing a few. And if so, which few?

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Sun Splashed Fields and Far Blue Mountains

Published Apr 11, 2019 · 4,169 words (16 minutes) · 62 views

Science Fiction Love sacrifice medical money retirement

Love, sacrifice, and stem cell organ printing.

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Earth and Flame

Published Mar 13, 2019 · 2,885 words (11 minutes) · 67 views

Fantasy Romance myth muse

What is the nature of an artist’s muse? Kaolin knows from the instant she is created that she was made to give life to Gaius’ art.

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The Gift

Published Feb 13, 2019 · 865 words (4 minutes) · 108 views

Fantasy Horror Strange

The Green Man–or Woman–cares for our natural world. What is her response to our urban environments? Finalist for the 2014 Aurora Awards. (The Urban Green Man, Summer, 2013)

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The Most Invasive Species

Published Jan 15, 2019 · 9,491 words (35 minutes) · 162 views

Science Fiction

It takes the arrival of Tumbling River’s new doctor — and her concern for the well-being of the colony’s children, no matter which species — to show Amanda the significance of her personal impact on the planet.

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Paid in Full

Published Dec 17, 2018 · 3,029 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 127 views

Horror Science Fiction

Gnat farming is difficult enough, what with isolation, drought and storms–let alone the predation of deadly “Whites”–but when the roof of Willy’s barn is sheared by high winds Freddy is called upon to pay his debt.

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Published Nov 19, 2018 · 3,453 words (13 minutes) · 136 views

Science Fiction

After the apocalypse, a mother and her family find themselves self-sufficient in terms of their energy and food needs, yet facing their ultimate demise. They struggle with, and face, their own cultural prejudices to create hope for the future.

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7:54

Published Oct 23, 2018 · 5,263 words (20 minutes) · 178 views

Science Fiction Love

Paradox pitfalls are not exclusive to travel through time. Any knowledge of the future can be paralyzing.

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Turning It Off

Published Sep 25, 2018 · 4,130 words (16 minutes) · 2 likes · 207 views

Humor Science Fiction

When Carter and Sam(antha) learn how to turn off their Safeties, not only does the world become a trickier place, they learn new things about each other… Finalist for the 2012 Aurora Awards.

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