J.R.H. Lawless

J.R.H. Lawless writes Science Fiction full of dark humour and hope, set in a consistent Universe.

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J.R.H. Lawless is an award-winning SF author from Atlantic Canada who blends comedy with political themes — drawing heavily, in both cases, on his experience as a lawyer and as Secretary General of a Parliamentary group at the French National Assembly. A member of SFWA and Codex Writers, his short fiction has been published in many professional venues, including foreign sales. He is also a craft article contributor to the SFWA blog, the SFWA Bulletin, and His debut novel, Always Greener, is out now from Uproar Books, and the sequel, The Rude Eye of Rebellion, comes out in Fall 2020. He is represented by Marisa Corvisiero at the Corvisiero Literary Agency, and would love to hear from you on Twitter, over at @SpaceLawyerSF!

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Losing Face

Published Mar 4, 2020 · 2,999 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 683 views

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This funny little SF short story, set in the same Universe and at the same time as my debut novel, ALWAYS GREENER, asks the question: We all know revolutions can start with a bang. But can they also start with a moustache?




The Terroir From Beyond Space

Published May 21, 2019 · 4,058 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 784 views

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In this early short story, originally published in the Ouen Press 2018 Short Story Competition Anthology, what starts out as a deep Solar System explorer's guide to food in space gradually turns into something more dire.


Chef’s Station



Spacism Is Still With Us

Published Apr 2, 2019 · 2,147 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 1183 views

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In this award-winning SF humour story, the first human explorer to reach ancient Kapteyn's Star, the nearest halo star to our Solar System, has trouble breaking the interstellar ice with the natives.


I took this star trail at Mabini, Batangas, Philippines way back in 2015. It was the first time I took this kind of star trail utilizing the position of the North Star (Polaris) at the sky, which seems to produce circular path of stars because the Earth rotates with Polaris right above the rotational axis.