- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: All Things That Matter Press (November 9, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098462970X
- ISBN-13: 978-0984629701
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,818,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Remnant Paperback – November 9, 2010
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"Remnant" is an action packed anthology...each of the three novellas is a beautifully crafted gem of a story, making the collection one I would highly recommend to any fans of science fiction. - Douglas R. Cobb --BestSellersWorld.com
Allnach's writing style can be described as smart, elegant, and addicting, and you will find yourself deep into the story before you know it. "Remnant" is an accomplishment of a book. --San Francisco Book Review
I believe that "Remnant: An Anthology" will appeal to those who enjoy science fiction novels...Allnach's intelligent writing style is quite appealing and I expect we will see more from him in the future. --Kam Aures, RebeccasReads
With each story offered, the author gets better and better. Feathered Quill Says: An interesting read. "Remnant," especially, is one story that all individuals should read and strive to understand. --FeatheredQuill.com
Mr. Allnach takes the reader into a new and strange universe of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and intrigue -This is a book well both the reading and the thinking that comes with the reading. If you're interested in a somewhat different tale of what's ahead, this is a "Must Read." - Donn Gurney, Bookreview.com
About the Author
Roland Allnach, after working twenty years on the night shift in a hospital, has witnessed life from a slightly different angle. He has been working to develop his writing career, drawing creatively from literary classics, history, and mythology. His short stories, one of which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared in several publications. He can be found at his website, rolandallnach.com, along with his published stories. Writing aside, his joy in life is the time he spends with his family.
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"All the fallen Angels" was quite an intriguing story for me. It centered around a convicted war criminal who was attempting to make peace with his past. I found as you learned more about what he had done, and the reasons behind it, the more likable this character became, and the more drawn into the story I became. Although this story was a little more difficult for me to follow at times, due to the setting of outer space and spaceships, etc.; I found that in the end, I was hoping for the story to continue, and was disappointed that it had to end. If Roland ever decides to turn this into a full fledged novel and expand on the story even more, I think he would have something great on his hands!
"Enemy, I Know you Not" was the second novella in the anthology. This story is not one I would normally choose for myself to read since it involved war and military conflicts, which are not my type of stories; however, the story was written well, and I have to say that if you do like this kind of story, you will not be let down. The characters were very well embedded in the plot, and the twists and turns kept you on your toes.
Roland has been writing since his early teens, first as a hobby, but as the years passed, more as a serious creative pursuit. He is an avid reader, with his main interests residing in history, mythology, and literary classics, along with some fantasy and science fiction in his earlier years. Although his college years were focused on a technical education, he always fostered his interest in literature, and has sought to fill every gap on his bookshelves.
By nature a do-it-yourself type of personality, his creative inclinations started with art and evolved to the written word. The process of creativity is a source of fascination for him, and the notion of bringing something to being that would not exist without personal effort and commitment serves not only as inspiration but as fulfillment as well. So whether it is writing, woodwork, or landscaping, his hands and mind are not often at rest.
Over the years he accumulated a dust laden catalog of his written works, with his reading audience limited to family and friends. It was only recently that he decided to become serious about publication and the pursuit of a writing career. After deciding to approach this as a profession and not a hobby, the first glimmers of success came along. Since making the decision to move forward, he has secured publication for a number of short stories, has received a nomination for inclusion in the Pushcart Anthology, built his own website, and in November 2010 realized publication for an anthology of three novellas, titled Remnant, from All Things That Matter Press.
His writing can best be described as depicting strange people involved in perhaps stranger situations. He is not devoted to any one genre of writing. Instead, he prefers to let his stories follow their own path. Classification can follow after the fact, but if one is looking for labels, one would find his stories in several categories. Sometimes speculative, other times supernatural, at times horror, with journeys into mainstream fiction, and even some humor- or perhaps the bizarre. Despite the category, he aims to depict characters as real on the page as they are in his head, with prose of literary quality. His literary inspirations are as eclectic as his written works- from Poe to Kate Chopin, from Homer to Tolkien, from Flaubert to William Gibson, from Shakespeare to Tolstoy, as long as a piece is true to itself, he is willing to go along for the ride. He hopes to bring the same to his own fiction.
About the book:
"When all that's left is broken, which piece do you pick up first?"
So the question stands, and seeks fulfillment- a path reaching from the shores of a doomed paradise, through an illusory reality, and ending in a devastated future. REMNANT, a collection of three novellas, is both the sum of these tales and the element that binds them together.
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I love this book and how it is so in depth. He is a wonderful author. At first by the name of the book I thought no way is this going to be a book for me boy was I wrong. Thank you so much B2B for bringing this job posting for this book review. I applied and got it yay.
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