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Fifty Two

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Fifty Two short stories of love, humanity, talking spiders, regret, passion, death, guys called dave, circuses run by bees, the future of education, how to name cats, loss, love, murder, redemption and anything and everything else that can happen to a human being. Or creatures that seem to resemble human beings. Fifty Two contains a number of short stories (go on, guess how many) written by award-winning technology writer Alex Kidman, although very few have to do with technology or the kinds of writing he's won awards for. Some are lighthearted tales meant to make you smile, while others are darker investigations into the human psyche. Some are simple genre experiments, while others thread a narrative plot around a guy called Dave for some reason.
You can read Fifty Two in one big gulp, but you'd probably find it best to take it in shorter segments, as though it was a collection of, you know, short stories. Which it very much is.

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