Evan Forman

I’m a writer from Scotland, working in a desolate scrub between science fiction and the supernatural. I’ve been published in a couple of small-press anthologies and a novel is currently working on me.

Imaging Imogen's Imagination

2021

The second Sacculina story. A bit of recreational hypnosis goes horribly wrong; can Erzsebet save Thomas from what he wants?

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The Eternal

2020

Novella for the licensed Doctor Who anthology Cwej: Down The Middle, following burned-out former companion Chris Cwej.

Out of an eldritch time-war, Chris is mysteriously evacuated to a pastel utopia where war is an ancient myth, poverty unthinkable, and empathy a superpower.

But before he can get a moment's rest, he must solve the case of a woman who remembers being murdered over and over again. Every time she recalls the unstoppable monster that killed her, the most recent death is a little bit closer to here and now.

They have until sundown, then her past catches up to everyone.

…the ideas at the heart of stories such as Ring Theory, Crushing Reality, The Mushroom at the End of the Universe and The Eternal are smart existential horrors that maintain and develop the essence of what always made Faction Paradox stories compelling … These are stories which use the concept of hauntology in fiction the way the artists of the Ghost Box label do musically: exploring ruins, cannibalizing and repurposing them to present new and often startling ideas.

Jon Arnold, We Are Cult

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The Keepers of Time

2019

For Michael Robertson and James Wylder's Lady Aesculapius series. A tour of Aesculapius' museum of clocks from alien worlds all over the multiverse.

Come see curiosities like the world-famous Papier­mâché­henge, the un­think­about­able Grandmother Clock, the clocks from the capitalist planet where time is money and the communist planet where money is time.

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The Night of Enitharmon's Joy and Mud Nostalgia

2018

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

In ‘Enitharmon’young Lucy is moved to her mother's remote childhood home: a manor designed in a virtual world and built on a crack in the universe. While her mother commits suicides in full-immersion VR, Lucy's own fantasy worlds start to threaten her contested reality.

In Mud Nostalgia, a spy on the aborted generation ship Magellan has gone missing. Long ago the ship was bought by old-money Silicon Valley elites, moved to the edge of the solar system, and completed as an isolated libertarian holdout.

Eric is sent in to find the spy's encrypted diary and get out. Instead, he follows his trail into the deadly status games of a eugenics-obsessed gentry, down through the urban warzones on the lower decks, and further down into the guts of the ship where only the hated ‘savages’ thrive.

If this account is not the record of a shattering mind, what he found there might have already changed everything.

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Angelus Novum

2018

The first Sacculina story. A prehistoric woman is exiled from her tribe and faces starvation, so she must form a relationship with an exotic creature and the fertile, invasive ecosystem growing out of it. She returns to her old family bearing gifts beyond their comprehension.

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