An essay by James Patrick Kelly on the writing of his short story ‘Monsters’.
Technological collapse, genetic disaster imperil humanity; empathic elephants, snakes roam; who can save the future world? Will, the ruthless leader? Zach, the poet-warrior? Evvy, the brilliant scientist both men love? Or the mysterious, elusive Eye?
Two-time Prix Aurora Award finalist and winner of The Galaxy Project, Forest’s stories appear in Analog, Asimov’s, OnSpec, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, AE SF Review, and her collection, Immunity to Strange Tales. She edits for Edge Press.