The Decoy and Other Stories
a collection of short stories
About the Book
This book is a collection of short stories, often based on or influenced by, personal experiences. Their themes are quite diverse, including realistic stories, science fiction, fantasy and adventure. Some are set in the past; some in the present; and some in the future. Some, such as "The Volunteer's Tale" and "The House of Lies", deal with social problems. Others, including "Canine Fantasies", are pure fantasy. "The Uninvited Guest" combines elements of both. "The Decoy" enlarges whimsically upon an unpleasant travel experience. While some stories have a social message, their primary purpose is to entertain.
About the Author
Robert Steiner is a retired professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County). In addition to writing his hobbies have included painting, foreign travel and playing with his eight grandchildren. He is also active in Amnesty International.