- A small remaining quantity of something.
- A surviving trace or vestige.
- A small surviving group of people.
When all that's left is broken which piece do you pick up
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 theses tales and the element that binds
In the first story, "All the Fallen Angels", a man named Stohko is in desperate need of money so he agrees to a job that will take him back to the planet where he committed unspeakable war crimes. The planet Hermium may look like a beautiful paradise but nothing is what it seems. Going back means he will have to face the demons of his past and fight to hold on to the remnants of his sanity.
The second story, "Enemy, I Know You Not", is about a military training exercise that goes horribly wrong. Losing touch with reality the men are unable to tell what is real and what is part of the program. As the exercise seems to be unraveling, fear causes them to turn on one another and to come to the conclusion that one of them has been compromised by the enemy.
The last story, "Remnants", is about the aftermath of a plague that virtually wipes out humanity, only 1 in 50,000 survives. Alone, Peter is trying to come to grips with his new fate when he meets another survivor. While heading to an abandoned store to get supplies they encounter other survivors. In survival mode Peter is somewhat unable to adjust to the new group setting. It soon becomes apparent that this wasn't just a chance encounter. Soon he is forced to make a choice: Go south with the others or stay alone and fend for himself.
My favorite was "Remnants". I have always loved the end of the world/mankind type of stories. I really liked this book. I don't normally read short stories because they always leave me wanting more, I guess I just get attached to the characters or the story. having read this I will definitely broaden my horizons!
Roland Allnach worked the night shift in a hospital for 20 years. He gets inspiration for his writing from literary classics, history, and mythology. One of his short stories was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and his stories have appeared in several publications.
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