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Roland Allnach has worked in a hospital for twenty years, which he says gives him a somewhat unusual perspective on life. As a writer, he draws upon the classics, history, and mythology. He has published extensively, and his works have attracted quite favorable recognition.“Conquest’s End” begins in this issue. While the story itself is technically short enough, the number of serials on our schedule discourages and even prevents including medium-length short stories in a single issue. Even so, all its pages will be cross-linked, as is our custom, and all of it will eventually be easily accessible at once.
The circumstances of scheduling actually do “Conquest’s End” a favor. The prose style might be called “modern epic” or, perhaps, neo-Baroque. It requires — and amply repays — close attention. And we’re mindful that many of our readers do not enjoy the comfort of perusing a text thoughtfully while reclining in an easy chair.
Readers will do well to take their time with the story. It practically demands an allegorical interpretation and an understanding that the action takes place at levels beyond that of superficial sword and sorcery.
Roland Allnach’s bio sketch can be found here.
Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Roland. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!
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