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The Journal of the Center
for Applied Hopelessness

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wilson whitlow

Hi. My name is Jim Perry and I have written under the name of Wilson Whitlow since 2020, when I published my middle grade fantasy Mystery of the Khar Chuluu. I studied literature at Carnegie Mellon University and law at Georgetown University and have served in the U.S. Navy. I work currently as an attorney in Washington DC, where I live with my family.


Right now I'm into: Studio Ghibli films, particularly The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (stupendous!), Weyes Blood, "The Bear" (TV series), Mumon’s The Gateless Gate, and The Telling by Ursula K. LeGuin.   


You can contact me at

I post sporadically on X (formerly Twitter): @WhitlowWilson


Consent  Vol. 1: Erdos

Erdos. On this world, there is no shared reality. The wreckage of centuries lies everywhere, and the people carry within them the scars of ancient wounds. It is here that a radical religion has taken root, one that may change the course of history.


Lemit, the famous gender alignment surgeon, has been exiled to Erdos from ser home planet Marda for an affair with a former patient. Alone and destitute, Lemit accepts a perilous mission to find the voice of this strange new religion.


Haunted by the death of a lover, Grist, the noted Mardan procurator of the civil residuum, has also returned to Erdos. Ser objective: to prevent an attack by the faithful that may be as inevitable as it is impossible to perpetrate.


Both will find Erdos an unforgiving place, a place where a violent history clings to everything, and where the meaning of events is, at all times, elusive.

". . . heady stuff for the adventuresome who like SF that does not give up its secrets easily."

        - Kirkus Reviews

Finalist, 2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Sci-fi / Fantasy

Finalist, 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Science Fiction

Honorable Mention, 2022 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Science Fiction / Fantasy

Mystery of the Khar Chuluu

Chul Sun is on the run.  With his lightning speed, he has stolen a small black stone called the khar chuluu.  He doesn’t know what it does, he only knows that he must keep it from the man who sent him to steal it.


Anita Aminou comes from a powerful magical family.  Burning to prove herself, she runs away from home in hopes of unlocking a dark power she believes can save her family from destruction.


Together, Anita and Chul will cross deserts, seas, and mountains in search of the secret of the khar chuluu.  Its magic will lead to a place they least expect:  Chul will learn the secret of his past and Anita the limits of her powers.

"Readers of all ages will relish Whitlow’s smart tale starring two young, captivating protagonists."

- Kirkus Reviews

"A thrilling tale that’s sure to become one of the best all-time children’s favorites."

- Artisan Book Reviews

Winner, 2022 Book Excellence Award, Children's Fiction

Finalist, 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Children’s/Juvenile (Fiction)

Finalist, 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, First Novel (Under 50,000 words)

Honorable Mention, 2022 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Middle Grade Fiction

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