On the Clock is 188 pages of fiction about work by Jim Daniels, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Daniel Orozco, Kennebrew Surant, Rick Attig, Lolita Hernandez, Michael Martone, Matthew Salesses, Matt Bell, M. Kaat Toy, Sean Lovelace, Billie Louise Jones, Lita Kurth, Anne Shewring, Dustin M. Hoffman, Tania Hershman, Nick Kocz, Michael Zadoorian, Steve Himmer, Peter Anderson, and Pete Fromm.
From the Introduction:
Our focus is contemporary writers writing about contemporary work. We also sought to assemble a collection that is as varied as the diversity of the global community by seeking work that is traditional and innovative in both form and content. And while we believe that it is important to know where we came from, it is also essential to be aware of our current situation, and it is necessary to look ahead to see where this trajectory may take us. The stories range from the end of the manufacturing era to our current moment of transition from muscle-to-mind economy, and even speculative fiction that looks toward our possible future as a global human culture from which every imaginable technology will be inextricable, for better and for worse. We are thankful to all of the writers who shared their work with us, which we in turn share with our readers. We hope this anthology will provoke, encourage, enlighten, and entertain.
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