Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest by Robert FrazierVisions of the Mutant Rain Forest by Robert Frazier

Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest

byRobert Frazier, Bruce Boston

Paperback | February 9, 2017

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The Mutant Rain Forest is nature's revenge upon man's despoliation.

Robert Frazier and Bruce Boston, SFPA’s first two Grandmaster Poets, created and began exploring the Mutant Rain Forest in the late 1980s with both collaborative and solo works.

Since that time, stories and/or poems set in the Mutant Rain Forest have appeared in Omni, Asimov’s SF Magazine, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Daily Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (St. Martin’s), Year’s Best Horror (DAW), The Rhysling Anthology, and many other publications.

In the mutant rain forest it’s adapt or be redacted.

Their collaborative poem “Return to the Mutant Rain Forest” received first place in the 2006 Locus Poll for All-Time Favorite Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror Poem. Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest collects the best stories and poems from this world: two novelettes, four short stories, two flash fictions (nearly 40,000 words of fiction), and 38 poems, including two stories and five poems appearing here for the first time.

Maggot to fly. Tadpole to poison frog. Man to abomination.

Includes the following short stories:

  • Cruising Through Blueland
  • Holos at an Exhibition of the Mutant Rain Forest
  • The Tale Within
  • A Trader on the Border of the Mutant Rain Forest
  • Going Green in the Mutant Rain Forest
  • Descent into Eden
  • Aerial Reconnaissance of a Conflagration…
  • Surrounded by the Mutant Rain Forest
  • And a lot of poems!

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths

Interview with the authors:

What makes this collection so special?

Bruce Boston: “Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest was written by the first two Grandmasters of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. It was more than twenty-years in the making.”


How did you two come up with the idea for this science fiction epic?

Robert Frazier: “In the mid-eighties, Bruce asked me for a story for Berkeley Poets Cooperative. I sent him a cautionary tale of a mutated creature from the waters of the Amazon. He liked the milieu: mutation and the jungle. I had previously explored their collision in two poems for Asimov’s SF and Amazing Stories, but Bruce insisted there were rich poetic possibilities still to be mined. Soon we were trading stanzas to ‘Return to the Mutant Rain Forest,’ which proved to have considerable legs, and, more importantly, became the kick-start to a growing series.”

Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest categories:

  • Post apocalyptic science fiction horror
  • Science Fiction Adventure
  • Alien Contact Science Fiction
  • Metaphysical Horror Suspense
  • Poetry and short story collection
  • Dark Fantasy Horror
  • Alien Invasion Adventure
  • Dystopian US Horror Fiction
  • Science fiction poetry
  • Metaphysical Science Fiction Horror
  • Horror Short stories
Title:Visions of the Mutant Rain ForestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.53 inPublished:February 9, 2017Publisher:Crystal Lake PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1684187575

ISBN - 13:9781684187577

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Table of Contents

. Post apocalyptic science fiction horror. Science Fiction Adventure. Alien Contact Science Fiction. Metaphysical Horror Suspense. Poetry and short story collection. Dark Fantasy Horror. Alien Invasion Adventure. Dystopian US Horror Fiction. Science fiction poetry. Metaphysical Science Fiction Horror. Horror Short stories

Editorial Reviews

"Adventurers Bruce Boston and Robert Frazier have been exploring a magical land for decades, and here is the astonishing report of their discoveries in poems and stories. They have met those who come to the Mutant Rain Forest to seek escape or transcendence or a body to hold, and they have dwelt with the natives who live beneath the bright canopy of its gargantua trees and beside the murk of its swamps. These pages document the riotous and brutal fecundity of nature, which is everywhere expressed in this remarkable feat of literary imagination. Trust Frazier and Boston to guide you to the most exotic of its flora and fauna and introduce you to the strange characters who struggle to understand its secrets. Here's my warning and my promise: something in the Mutant Rain Forest will surely stick to you!" - James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards.