Quick Links (What to Read)
Updated January 20th, 2021
- The World as Mystery: Life, Here and There — The newest post on my blog, speculating about alien life out in the universe, as well as right here on Earth (January 20th).
- The Face of the Deep — An original story, published free and in full.
- Small Acts — An original essay, published free and in full.
- In the Distance — The newest Fragment (a very short work of fiction), explained here. (January 12th)
- The World Demands — The first post on my blog. Still relevant!
- Stories — Get information on all my stories, including my two newly published stories, “Almost Home” and “Exodus.”
Publisher of Into the Ruins, a quarterly magazine of deindustrial science fiction, Joel Caris is an author and essayist who cuts across genres, engaging elements of science fiction, weird fiction, magical realism, horror, and literary fiction. Recurrent themes in his work include ecology, environmentalism, farming and gardening, appropriate technology, mythology, polytheism, the occult, and more. He believes in the power of storytelling to reshape the narratives of our times—while actually being entertaining rather than pretentious.
Joel lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Kate. He works for a local food nonprofit, spent five years working on small scale, sustainable farms in the Pacific Northwest, gardens, preserves food, walks around the city and takes the occasional hike, enjoys road trips and visiting national parks, and reads voraciously.
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