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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dennis Bartizal  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1954 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Bartizal was born in Chicago. He has lived in Berwyn and Westchester and currently resides in Glendale Heights.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dennis Bartizal is a computer programmer who wrote and read his works in coffee houses while in college. He is now doing so again.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Kafka Can Wait
ISBN: 1520941420

Independently published. 2017

This is a collection of my philosophical, sociological, and political ponderings written in a satirical or poetic state of mind ranging from personally biographical, to currently observational, through futuristic science fiction pieces expressing my views, worries, hopes, and dreams.

Thrown In A New Dimension
ISBN: 1521726876

Independently published. 2017

Take a look at the painting. There he is, the lonely working stiff, fresh out of college, on his train to nowhere. Is nowhere a vacuum? The vacuum of space. Is it drawing him in with more pull than the hand clasp of a friendship? Is it engulfing him stronger than the pulls on his heart strings? Are the dimensions there, right in front of his eyes? Or does he have to abandon existence to face reality?

A Chance Of Mars
ISBN: 1549977768

Independently published. 2017

I needed a new life. My family needed a new life. Earth needed a new life. I got a wife. I got to know my family. We got to know Mars. Working with our wants, working with our needs, we gained a new chance, a chance at life, a Chance of Mars.

The Photon And The Dog -- 2017
ISBN: 1976766656

Independently published. 2017

Our world is made up of many dimensions. We are part of this world, whether we can acknowledge it or not. I am built on the many parts that surround me. Some of those parts are built on me. I like science fiction, humor, philosophy, and other genres. Every few days I post a short story of mine. These are my stories for 2017

Sticking Your Neck Out
ISBN: 1980457964

Independently published. 2018

One man’s life is at stake. A stranger takes the risk to save him. It is hard to imagine someone stranger. A group of people independently learn how to communicate with certain species of animals. These people also discover each other and bond. Their developing friendships also develop activities and procedures that will benefit all species. They start an interesting journey to enlightenment. This group’s activities uncover ecological and psychological problems that endanger the whole world. Topics such as pollution, climate change, bigotry, and greed are confronted. People are urged to work together and they realize that personal differences benefit all of life. Their lives aren’t the only ones in danger, they care for the world.

What On Earth
ISBN: 1983255289

Independently published. 2018

This guy talks about space. And he is pretty spacey, from his inert mind to where he thinks he's set no limits. Unfortunately you've got to work with this guy. And worse yet, you go bowling with him. He claims to have traveled faster than the sense of light. To you it seems senseless. Ahh, but is it really any worse than a normal day at work? And you just want to retire.

You can't get away from it.
You are surrounded.
You give in and listen.

You listen, and think, "What On Earth?!"

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