New Sun Rising: Two Stories is the “appetizer” version of New Sun Rising: Ten Stories, available for preorder now and for sale May 25, 2015. These are linked stories, in the spirit of Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. They are about a sixteen-year old girl, Kedzie Greer, who was raised in a utopian community and leaves home to make her way in a dystopian society. The year is 2199; the place, the Reunited States.
The stories are magical realism for the internet age. In them, technology coexists with a haunted world.
If you want to get into the main plot at once, begin with “Leaving Home.” It is about Kedzie's decision to seek a life outside the town gates. If you want to begin with background on the town, start with “The Town With Four Names.” The town has had a long strange trip from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century, when it resembled the Chautauqua Institution.