by Murakami Kasumi (村上かすみ)
Excerpted from The New Huntington Anthology of Queer Literature Vol. III, Forth Edition
From Chapter 12: Asian Thematics in the Western Queer Tradition
The Lost Journals of General Jonathan Aller was published in 2189, six years after the death of presumed author Jonathan Aller. What seems to amount to the entirety of his journals from 2082 to 2131 was published in four volumes and The Lost Journals purports to be an ancillary volume of collected entries chronicling his erotic exploits with partner Troy Hilton. While the publisher, Scarlet Imprinting, maintains that the book represents actual journal selections written by Aller himself obtained through confidential sources, most critics now believe that the volume was in fact penned by Stephen Caranova, known primarily for his imaginative young adult novels and numerous volumes of erotic fiction written under the pen name Howard O’Brian. No definitive evidence validating either position, however, has been found in over 150 years and the question remains one of the great literary mysteries of our time.
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