From the Nebula Awardâ€“winning author of Way Station: Ten storiesâ€”including one never before publishedâ€”of mystery and imagination in a world that cannot be.
People work; folk play. That is how it has been in this country for as long as Sam can remember. He is happy, and he understands that this is the way it should be. People are bigger than folk. They are stronger. They do not need food or water. They do not need the warmth of a fire. All they need are jobs to do and a blacksmith to fix them when they break. The people work so the folk can drink their moonshine, fish a little, and throw horseshoes. But once Sam starts to wonder why the world is like this, his life will never be the same.
Along with the other stories in this collection, â€śI Am Crying All Insideâ€ť is a compact marvelâ€”a picture of an impossible reality that is not so different from our own.
Also included in this volume is the newly published â€śI Had No Head and My Eyes Were Floating Way Up in the Air,â€ť originally written for Harlan Ellisonâ€™s The Last Dangerous Visions.â„˘
Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.