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. Her novel (Bursts of Fire), the first in a seven-volume YA epic fantasy series, the Addicted to Heaven Saga, will be out in 2019 from Laksa Media, followed by Flights of Marigolds. Her collection of short fiction, Immunity to Strange Tales, was published by Five Rivers Publishing. She has published over 25 short stories which have appeared Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and OnSPEC Magazine, among others. Susan has co-edited three anthologies (Aurora-winning Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Shades Within Us) on social issue-related themes with Lucas K. Law. Susan is the past Secretary for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Visit her website:

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The Gift

Feb 13, 2019 · 865 words (4 minutes)

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

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

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.

Paid in Full

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

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.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow

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

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.


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

Science Fiction Love

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

Turning It Off

Sep 25, 2018 · 4,130 words (16 minutes) · 1 like

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.