Posted By trish on August 13, 2014
• Paperback: 282 pages
• Publisher: All Things That Matter Press (July 3, 2014)
Prism presents the best of Roland Allnach’s newest stories together with his most acclaimed published short fiction. These selected stories fracture the reader’s perceptions among a dazzling array of genres and styles to illuminate the mysterious aspects of the human experience. Roland Allnach has been described as a ‘star on the rise’ (ForeWord Clarion), ‘a master storyteller with a powerful pen’ (Cynthia Brian, NY Times Bestselling author), with writing that is ‘smart, elegant, and addicting’ (San Francisco Review).
Prism collects seventeen stories into one volume, following a trail of diverse genres and narrative forms. From literary fiction to speculative fiction, from humor to horror, from tragedy to mythical poetry, Prism represents a wide ranging journey united by contemplations on the human condition. Including Allnach’s award winning published fiction (“Conquest’s End” and “The City of Never”), a Pushcart Prize nominated story (“Creep”), Prism also consists of the previously unpublished pieces “Titalis” (a tragedy along the lines of Shakespeare and Greek theatre), “Of Typhon and Aerina” (a tribute to epic verse), “Tumbleweed” (a humorous ditty), and “Dissociated”, a surreal short to cap off the collection.
Praise for Prism
5 Stars – “Roland Allnach delivers a wonderful collection of stories in ‘Prism’…I would recommend this book to all. It brings an air of mystery along with witty and wonderfully delivered tales.” Lisa Jones, Readers’ Favorite
5 Stars – “Roland Allnach has a great talent for creating worlds, building an atmosphere and painting for the reader a believable setting for each story. His power of description is considerable. The whole collection of stories is interesting and intriguing and sometimes even moving.” Ioana Marza, Readers’ Favorite
“On and on this collection goes, with tales for literally everyone’s tastes. Each genre is spoken for – from the Technicolor world of sci-fi to humor to horror to fantasy, and beyond. Allnach has a voice that speaks so loud readers lose themselves in the stories, making this a whole lot of fun…A dazzling collection.” – Amy Lignor, Feathered Quill Reviews
About Roland Allnach
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 many publications. His first anthology, Remnant, blending science fiction and speculative fiction, saw publication in 2010. Remnant was followed in 2012 by Oddities & Entities, a collection spanning horror, supernatural, paranormal, and speculative genres. Both books have received unanimous critical praise and have been honored with a combined total of twelve national book awards, including honors from National Indie Excellence, Foreword Reviews, and Readers’ Favorite. Prism marks Roland’s third stand alone publication.
When not immersed in his imagination, Roland can be found at his website, rolandallnach.com, along with a wealth of information about his stories and experiences as an author. Writing aside, his joy in life is the time he spends with his family.
You can also find Roland on Facebook.
Roland’s Tour Stops
Monday, October 20th: The Reader’s Hollow
Tuesday, October 21st: Becca Rowan
Thursday, October 23rd: Spiced Latte Reads
Monday, October 27th: BoundbyWords
Tuesday, October 28th: Necromancy Never Pays
Wednesday, October 29th: Rooftop Reading
Thursday, October 30th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, November 5th: Dwell in Possibility
Monday, November 10th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Tuesday, November 11th: Book Binder’s Daughter
Wednesday, November 12th: The Discerning Readers
Wednesday, November 12th: Rockin’ Book Reviews
Thursday, November 20th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, November 20th: she treads softly
Friday, December 19th: Ageless Pages Reviews