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Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails

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Robotic Animals
Televisions Which Reveal Alternate Universes
Inanimate Objects Brought to Life
People Struggling to Survive in Apocalyptic Wastelands
Sentient Cutlery
... and much, much more.

Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails is a collection of dark speculative fiction whose stories all focus on themes of loneliness, isolation, and abandonment. Enter into strange worlds envis
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Paperback, 222 pages
Published April 2014 by Dragon's Roost Press
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P.J. Blakey-Novis
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some fantastic short stories covering a range of themes. As with most anthologies, there were some stories that I preferred over others but the strength of writing was good. Recommended.
Michael
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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All right, I'm just a little bit biased on this one, but I think this is an excellent collection of short fiction. The authors were given the challenge of writing a story which conveyed a feeling of isolation, loneliness, or abandonment. No two stories are the same, but they are all amazing.

The stories range from tales about robotic dogs to space exploration, inanimate objects coming to life to alternate universes viewed through an old television. This book has sentient cutlery, space exploratio
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Michael Cieslak is a lifetime reader and writer of horror, mystery, and speculative fiction. A native of Detroit, he still lives within 500 yards of the city with his wife and their two dogs Tesla and Titus. The house is covered in Halloween decorations in October and dragons the rest of the year. He is an officer in the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. His works have appeared in a numbe ...more

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