Book Description

Stories of space, love, loss, hope, and more are all part of this debut collection from multiple award-nominated author Jake Kerr. 

Featuring the best-selling novelette "The Old Equations," these stories range from contemporary tales of innocence ("Looking For Bad Guys") to the apocalyptic story that launched Kerr's three linked stories in The Apocalypse Triptych ("Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince."

A mixture of breathtaking science fiction and contemporary shorts, Selected Stories highlights Kerr's position a leading practitioner in science fiction's humanist tradition.

Table of Contents:

"The Old Equations" with an introduction by Hugh Howey

Finalist 2011 Nebula Award

Shortlist, 2011 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award

Shortlist, 2011 StorySouth Million Writers Award

Not Hurt

Finalist, Wattpad SF short story contest

Requiem in the Key of Prose with an introduction by Ken Liu

Mission. Suit. Self.

The Sky Smells Blue Above the Clouds

Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince with an introduction by John Joseph Adams

The Year's Best SF, edited by Gardner Dozois

Looking For Bad Guys

A Memorial to the Patriots

The Adventure of the New Adventures of the Star Wanderer

Perspective with an introduction by Brian White

Year's best, Tangent Online


The Past Within with an introduction by Jake Kerr

Book Details
List Price: $3.99
Print Length: 160 Pages
Publisher: Shirtsleeve Press
Publication Date: March 25, 2017
Language: English
ISBN: 9781508071815

Other Books by Jake Kerr

Tommy Black and the Staff of Light
Tommy Black and the Coat of Invincibility
The Guildmaster Thief
The Burning City
Selected Stories
No Fear Revision

About the author

Jake Kerr

After fifteen years as a music industry journalist Jake Kerr's first published story, "The Old Equations," was nominated for the Nebula Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and was shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon and StorySouth Million Writers awards. His stories have subsequently been published in magazines across the world, broadcast in multiple podcasts, and been published in multiple anthologies and year's best collections. A graduate of Kenyon College, Kerr studied fiction under Ursula K. Le Guin and Peruvian playwright Alonso Alegria. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his crazy yet wonderful family.