Evan Forman

I’m a writer interested in the fictions creeping into our increasingly warped reality, the mythology of modernity, and spooky inter­actions with the more-than-human world. I’ve been published in a couple of small press anthologies and this year I’m working on a novel.

Angelus Novum

Short story. A neanderthal woman, violently exiled from her tribe, is drawn into a symbiotic relationship with an alien creature and the invasive ecosystem growing out of it.

Medium - 12min read

The Night of Enitharmon's Joy and Mud Nostalgia

Two novella-length stories in Arcbeatle Press' massive 10,000 Dawns: Poor Man's Iliad shared-universe anthology

"Enitharmon"is a gothic fairytale nightmare about a mother haunted by digital gho­sts and a daughter whose vivid fantasies have started leaking out from the other side of the veil, set in a house designed in a virtual world and built on a crack in reality.

In Mud Nostalgia, our stiff-upper-lip reporter takes us to the aborted inter­stellar colony ship Magellan, which was bought and moved to the edge of the solar system decades ago by old-money Silicon Valley elites fleeing government inter­ference on Earth. Now, the eugenics-obsessed gentry play deadly status games on the upper decks and ambitious young coders commute through urban war­zones below; in the dark, abandoned heart of the ship, the hated "savages" experiment with new laws for a new form of Nature.

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The Keepers of Time

For Michael Robertson and James Wylder's Lady Aesculapius series. A cozy night in on Aesculapius’ travel­ling moon turns into a mind-bending tour of her museum of clocks collected from alien cultures all over the multi­verse. Come see cur­io­sit­ies like the world-famous Pap­ier­mâché­henge, the un­thi­nk­ab­out­a­ble Grand­mo­ther Clock, the suit­case full of cash from where time is literally money and the watched clock that never ticks.

The Keepers of Time - 30min read

Upcoming

The Eternal - novelette for the Doctor Who universe antho­logy Cwej: Down The Middle, following burned-out former comp­anion Chris Cwej.

Chris has spent weeks, months, po­ssibly years as a lone agent, weaving his way through future and past to con­tain an inter­planetary war be­ween eldritch forces; he is failing. Caught in a time loop of cyclical stru­ggle and death, Chris is mysteriously shunted out of the war and into a pastel mea­dow. Here in this idyllic world, he is taken in by members of a utop­ian society where war is an ancient myth, poverty un­thinkable, and empathy contagious.

But before he can get a moment's rest, Chris must try to solve the im­possible problem which brought him here: a woman who thinks about her past and rem­embers being mur­dered. One by one, her past selves are being devoured by an unstoppable creature which massacres everything in its path to get to her. Every time she tries to remember how she fought or fled, and how she inevitably failed, it's a little bit closer to here and now. They have until sundown. (Out Oct­ober 29th.)

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