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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 a multiple award-winning Canadian SF author 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 professional venues, and most recently in the Third Flatiron Press Terra! Tara! Terror! anthology, to great reviews, placement as 2018 Recommended Reading, and an award for Best Positive Future Story 2018. He is also a craft article contributor to the SFWA blog, the SFWA Bulletin, and Tor.com. His next story will be released on April 15th in the Third Flatiron Hidden Histories anthology.

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The Terroir From Beyond Space

Published May 21, 2019 · 4,058 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 155 views

Horror Humor Satire Science Fiction Anthology Travel Solar System Cookbook food Drink space Report short story

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.

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Chef’s Station

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Spacism Is Still With Us

Published Apr 2, 2019 · 2,147 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 367 views

Classic Horror Humor Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Star Wars space positive future planet hopepunk Alien E.T. First Encounter Explorer aliens

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.

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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.