The State's Vol. III: The Social Olfactory is launched today at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India. In Dubai, copies are sold at Traffic. Stockists are at Doha, Lisbon, London, Singapore, Chicago, Madrid, New York, and Paris.
My story, "The Proustian Phenomenon," touches on my absolute disgust for the dog-eating population of the Philippines, my unpopular views on college frats as "fancily-named-by-misappropriating-Greek-letters brotherhood," and other sniff-tastic things. There's also the memory of sex incited by the scent of lemongrass, of grief by mothballs.
Here are some of the shots I pilfered from the social media accounts of The State's editors.
This is my first inclusion in a Dubai-based publication, so I'm really quite thrilled. The picture of Dubai I have in mind has always been the riveting architecture, like the iconic Palm Islands and the city's skyscrapers.
Adam David's grassroots micropress is also set to launch a doomsday-themed anthology entitled Thursday Never Coming Back. Here's the awesome DFW-inspired cover.
And here's the tentative TOC, which includes three of my early little stories.
The Drone Outside
Meditations of a Beast
Age of Blight
A Roomful of Machines
We Bury the Landscape