A Different Alchemy

A Different Alchemy

by Chris Dietzel

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As the human population continues to decline, most people travel south to maintain a semblance of the life they know. Entire cities are abandoned. But following a senseless act of violence, one man travels north, toward forgotten lands. Is it possible for a loving husband and father, surrounded by reminders of mankind’s impending extinction, to reclaim what he lost?

A DIFFERENT ALCHEMY is the tale of a man realizing that everyone has their own pain and their own way of dealing with it. It is the story of how one father’s loss mirrors an entire society’s sorrow. It is also a lesson about the importance of forgiveness.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045535595
Publisher: Chris Dietzel
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 273 KB

About the Author

Chris graduated from Western Maryland College (McDaniel College). He currently lives in Florida. His dream is to write the same kind of stories that have inspired him over the years. His short stories have been published in Temenos, Foliate Oak, and Down in the Dirt. His novels have been featured on the Science Fiction Spotlight, been required reading at the university level, and have been turned into award-winning audiobooks produced by Podium Publishing. Outside of writing, Dietzel is a huge fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts (MMA). He trained in BJJ for ten years, earning the rank of brown belt, and went 2-0 in amateur MMA fights before an injury ended his participation in contact sports.

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A Different Alchemy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris Dietzel writes this cautionary tale with flair and gravitas. The premise is based in classic science fiction, the warning rings clear to us all as we begin using the tools of science to meddle with nature. Buy this book, read it. Think about the warning of what we could do to ourselves as a species in time to come. Be the better for it. This is a book in the oldest tradition of fable and science fiction, and the result is an expired mix of both. And watch for what Dietzel does next -- he's a talented, interesting writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has an awesome and unique end of the world scenerio. I don't want to give anything away, so I don't want to be too detailed here. The main character is someone that is very human, which means he is not always the most likable person, but he is understandable. This book made me think of what I have today and taking certain things for granted. I am now off to buy the 2nd book