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Forrest Aguirre

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Forrest's short fiction has appeared in over fifty venues, including Asimov's, Gargoyle, Apex, and Polyphony. He is a World Fantasy Award winner for his editorial work, with Jeff VanderMeer, on the Leviathan 3 anthology. His novel, Heraclix & Pomp will be released October, 2014 by the Underland Press imprint of Resurrection House press. His shorter work has been collected in Fugue XXIX (Raw Dog Screaming Press), and is also available at the Kindle store or on Smashwords at:

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Forrest Aguirre I like surreal, self-referential questions that lead to philosophical existentialism. Questions like"What's a good question?" are good questions.…moreI like surreal, self-referential questions that lead to philosophical existentialism. Questions like"What's a good question?" are good questions. Unless, of course, you are ruminating on the nature of good and evil, in which a "good" question might be thought of as a question asked by a good person or a question for the betterment of mankind. Or perhaps the interlocutor is trying to formulate a question that is to be directed to good itself, as an entity, rather than as a quality of some other entity, person, or circumstance. Then who or what do you turn to for an answer without the whole of reality collapsing in on itself? That's a good question . . .(less)
Forrest Aguirre In the interest of full disclosure, I am a cat hater. I can't stand the things. And I'm allergic to them. That said, I'm not cruel. That said, I love…moreIn the interest of full disclosure, I am a cat hater. I can't stand the things. And I'm allergic to them. That said, I'm not cruel. That said, I love experimentation. But I'm also lactose intolerant, so too much butter makes my tummy rumbly. And I'm pretty hungry, so I'd be tempted to eat the remainder of the butter, which would end in digestive disaster. Now, I'm not nearly as smart as the guy in this video about how cats always land on their feet. I bet he'd know!(less)
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Fugue XXIX
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"Huysmans creates what I imagine to be a thinly-veiled character in Au Rebours, a disillusioned man who retires from Paris life to live a strange, remote self-indulgence, surrounded by perfumes and books and artificial flowers. Des Esseintes, a min..." Read more of this review »
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Some may wonder why I am writing a review of a rulebook. It is not a novel nor is it a non-fiction piece, but I still believe that it is worth a review. I guess in a way it is how I blog...." Read more of this review »
Forrest and 3 other people liked David Sarkies's review of Dune:
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"A novel of political intrigue set in the distant future
13 March 2011

I read this book back during Year 12 and for an English assignment. I guess I wanted to find a book at that time that was science-fiction and that my English Teacher would accept..." Read more of this review »
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"Reading a book by China Mieville often feels like arm wrestling an octopus, linguistically speaking. So I was delighted to find that this book is positively straightforward in comparison to his other works.

The story is set in a decidedly peculiar..." Read more of this review »
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" Nope. It's not you. It really just is that bad. One of the few books I truly hate. Here is my illuminating review. "
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Forrest is on page 129 of 416 of Pursuit of the Millennium: A chronicler remarked that during the flagellant processions people behaved as though they feared that as a punishment for their sins God was about to destroy them all by earthquake and by fire from on high . . . calling ceaselessly, we are told,until the fields and mountains seemed to echo with their prayers and musical instruments fell silent and love-songs died away.
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message 44: by Forrest

Forrest Erika wrote: "Yay! Thanks!"


Thank you! It looks like we've been lurking around each others' friends' borders for some time! Glad to make the connection.


message 43: by Erika

Erika Yay! Thanks!


message 42: by Forrest

Forrest Derrolyn wrote: "Hey Forrest! Thanks for friending :)"

Hey, Derrolyn! Thanks for making the connection!


Derrolyn Anderson Hey Forrest! Thanks for friending :)


message 40: by Forrest

Forrest Nancy wrote: "Thanks for the add! You're the second in my circle of friends who enjoyed A Stranger in Olondria. I'll have to check it out soon."

It really is a great novel. You can sink yourself into it and forget about the world for a while. Took me away more than any other book I've read in the last year.


message 39: by Nancy

Nancy Thanks for the add! You're the second in my circle of friends who enjoyed A Stranger in Olondria. I'll have to check it out soon.


message 38: by Forrest

Forrest Scribble wrote: "Happy New Year, Forrest! - all the best for 2014!"

Thanks! Happy New Year to you, as well. I hope it's filled with fantastic new literary discoveries! Looks to be an eventful year for me. My novel edits are definitely going to cut into my reading time for the first 1/3 of the year. Looking forward to getting back to someone else's book once mine is in order.


Scribble Orca Happy New Year, Forrest! - all the best for 2014!


message 36: by Robert

Robert Edward Thanks for adding me Forrest!

I'm glad to see that you want to help improve the book blogging community!

I am looking forward to us working together!


message 35: by Forrest

Forrest Dan wrote: "Nice writing shoes."

Thanks! I'm pretty happy with them.


message 34: by Dan

Dan Schwent Nice writing shoes.


message 33: by Forrest

Forrest mark wrote: "Happy Birthday Forrest!"

Thank you, good sir!


message 32: by mark

mark monday Happy Birthday Forrest!


Crowinator Hi Forrest,

Thanks for all the great recommendations for places to do fun stuff in Milwaukee and Madison. I especially appreciated the bookstore ideas. We actually got a membership to the art museum and we've been enjoying it so far, and I like the Third Ward a lot from what I've seen of it. I can't wait for nicer weather -- it looks like Milwaukee has an outdoor festival practically every day in the summer.


message 30: by Forrest

Forrest Sam wrote: "Hi Forrest,

Really liked your review of The Great Gatsby! Lovely to 'meet' you. Looking forward to discussing books with you :)"


Thank you, Sam! And I really liked your review of The Great Gatsby as well! Amazing how that book can pull stuff out of us and string it all out on an examination table. Looking forward to your comments and critiques, too.


message 29: by Forrest

Forrest Jonathan wrote: "Ah thanks for the friend request!"

Thanks for accepting!


Jonathan Ah thanks for the friend request!


message 27: by Forrest

Forrest Dir auch!


Scribble Orca Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr :D


message 25: by Forrest

Forrest Pauline wrote: "Hi Forest,

Thank you for the friend request :)"


Thanks for accepting!

best,

Forrest


Pauline Hi Forest,

Thank you for the friend request :)


message 23: by Keely

Keely Thanks for the friend request. Glad my recommended review didn't disappoint. See you around the site.


Violet the Vanisher your welcome :D


message 21: by Forrest

Forrest Violet wrote: "Hello Forrest its a pleause to meet you :)
Thanks for you the friend request :)"


Thanks for accepting, Violet!


Violet the Vanisher Hello Forrest its a pleause to meet you :)
Thanks for you the friend request :)


message 19: by Forrest

Forrest I am a huge Millhauser fan. I tried to get him to contribute to one of the anthologies I edited, but he told me he was busy with professor-stuff and was unable to contribute. Bummer.


message 18: by Evan

Evan Leach Hey Forrest, thanks for the friend request. I see you've read The Knife Thrower and Other Stories - Dream of the Consortium and Paradise Park are two of my all-time favorite short stories.


message 17: by Forrest

Forrest ☆Jessie☆ (Ageless Pages Reviews) wrote: "Hi Forrest :D Thanks for the friendvite, and I look forward to seeing you around on here!

xx
Jess"


Thanks for accepting, Jessie. Looking forward to reading your reviews and thoughts.

Forrest


message 16: by Forrest

Forrest ☆Jessie☆ (Ageless Pages Reviews) wrote: "Hi Forrest :D Thanks for the friendvite, and I look forward to seeing you around on here!

xx
Jess"


Thanks for accepting, Jessie. Looking forward to reading your reviews and thoughts.

Forrest


Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews) Hi Forrest :D Thanks for the friendvite, and I look forward to seeing you around on here!

xx
Jess


message 14: by Forrest

Forrest Garima wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite Forrest. Shall see ya around here!"

Thanks for accepting!


message 13: by Forrest

Forrest Garima wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite Forrest. Shall see ya around here!"

Thanks for accepting!


message 12: by Garima

Garima Thanks for the friend invite Forrest. Shall see ya around here!


Terry Thanks for the friend request Forrest! I look forward to checking out your reviews.


message 10: by Maciek

Maciek Hi Forrest! Thank you for the request and the shout out! I read Brian Evenson's "Last Days" earlier this year and was raving about it on days. I think that i's severely underrated and that he should be much more widely known. I recommended it to all my friends on Goodreads. Definitely looking forward to seeing you around here and talking about books! If you can please tell mr. Evenson that his bok rocks!


Forrest Lee wrote: "Thanks for the add, Forrest!"


My pleasure! Looking forward to your comments, reviews, etc.


message 8: by Lee

Lee Thompson Thanks for the add, Forrest!


Forrest Aerin wrote: "Nice to meet you! My stipulations against authors are directed toward the ones that use GoodReads to pester readers that are just minding their own business. They seem to be the majority of activ..."

I've noticed that, as well. I only post promotional stuff on threads specifically designed for that. I'm just here to enjoy some good books, share my thoughts on those books (well, and the bad ones, too), and hear what others have to say. I love this (virtual) place - hate seeing it polluted with promotional spammers, and there are a few of them out there.

In any case, I really look forward to your thoughts on many, many books!


message 6: by Aerin

Aerin Nice to meet you! My stipulations against authors are directed toward the ones that use GoodReads to pester readers that are just minding their own business. They seem to be the majority of active GR authors, unfortunately.


Sweetie Hi, Forrest, thanks for friend invite.


Shannon (Giraffe Days) Hi Forrest, y'know I couldn't even remember what rating I'd given Gardens of the Moon and had to look it up! It is low, true. It's been YEARS since I read it, I really don't remember it except that it was a bit slow and uneventful? especially for such a big book. But I've been thinking of re-reading it, hoping to like it better second time around and read more of the series.


Shovelmonkey1 nice answer to the friends request question. Bravo!


message 2: by Aloha

Aloha Hi, Forrest. Thank you for the invite. I'm glad we can agree most of the time. A Canticle for Leibowitz....LOL. I think I read that at a wrong time, after I had a falling out with a Baptist GR friend who wailed on me for His Dark Materials. Have a great weekend!


message 1: by Mike

Mike Philbin hello forrest


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