The big win is that, given that I’m working with an ebook, I can make make my new anthology comprehensive. I first assembled this collection in 2012, and what you see here is the 2013 edition.I expect to write a few more stories in the coming years.
The introduction and the notes to the stories describe the stories' previous publications. Transreal Books, Los Gatos, California, April, 2015.
Kim Clausen is the field coordinator for the Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue boat the Bourbon Argos, in the Mediterranean.
Tens of thousands of people fleeing violence have taken the extremely risky boat trip towards Europe this year alone. Their search for safety is one of the stories we discuss in Forced From Home, a touring exhibition featuring stories from our field workers, as well as 360-degree video and virtual reality documentaries that show the realities faced by refugees, asylum-seekers, and other displaced people around the world.
The final nineteen stories appearing in this, my new anthology, haven’t appeared in any of those four print anthologies.
At this point in my career, I thought it would be futuristic to abandon print and to have my story anthology take on the form of an ebook, published by my own Transreal Press.
Shop for an ebook or a print version of Table of Contents Introduction Jumpin’ Jack Flash Enlightenment Rabies Schrödinger’s Cat Sufferin’ Succotash A New Golden Age Faraway Eyes The 57th Franz Kafka The Indian Rope Trick Explained A New Experiment With Time The Man Who Ate Himself Tales of Houdini The Facts of Life Buzz The Last Einstein-Rosen Bridge Pac-Man Pi in the Sky Wishloop Inertia Bringing in the Sheaves The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics Message Found in a Copy of Flatland Plastic Letters Monument to the Third International Rapture in Space Storming the Cosmos (Written with Bruce Sterling) In Frozen Time Soft Death Inside Out Instability (Written with Paul Di Filippo) The Man Who Was a Cosmic String Probability Pipeline (Written with Marc Laidlaw) As Above, So Below Chaos Surfari (Written with Marc Laidlaw) Big Jelly (Written with Bruce Sterling) Easy As Pie The Andy Warhol Sandcandle (Written with Marc Laidlaw) Cobb Wakes Up The Square Root of Pythagoras (Written with Paul Di Filippo) Pockets (Written with John Shirley) Junk DNA (Written with Bruce Sterling) The Use of the Ellipse the Catalog the Meter & the Vibrating Plane Jenna and Me (Written with Rudy Rucker Jr.) Six Thought Experiments Concerning the Nature of Computation MS Found in a Minidrive Guadalupe and Hieronymus Bosch The Men in the Back Room at the Country Club Panpsychism Proved Elves of the Subdimensions (Written with Paul Di Filippo) 2+2=5 (Written with Terry Bisson) Visions of the Metanovel The Third Bomb The Imitation Game Hormiga Canyon (Written with Bruce Sterling) The Perfect Wave (Written with Marc Laidlaw) Tangier Routines Message Found In A Gravity Wave Qlone Colliding Branes (Written with Bruce Sterling) Jack and the Aktuals or, Physical Applications of Transfinite Set Theory All Hangy (Written with John Shirley) To See Infinity Bare (Written with Paul Di Filippo) Bad Ideas Good Night, Moon (Written with Bruce Sterling) Fjaerland (Written with Paul Di Filippo) The Fnoor Hen Hive Mind Man (Written with Eileen Gunn) My Office Mate Yubba Vines (Writen with Paul Di Filippo) Loco (Written with Bruce Sterling) I Arise Again Apricot Lane Where the Lost Things Are (Written with Terry Bisson) Laser Shades Attack of the Giant Ants Water Girl (Written with Marc Laidlaw) I’ve arranged my stories in the order in which they were composed.
On the whole, the later stories are better than the earlier ones, so you might do well to start reading somewhere towards the middle of this collection.
As time runs on, I’ll continue making new editions of my Complete Stories.
Walt Whitman spent his whole life revising and expanding one single book of poetry: Leaves of Grass.