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By W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu

ISBN-10: 1771432152

ISBN-13: 9781771432153

Aldous Huxley wrote: "If such a lot people stay blind to ourselves, the reason is, self-knowledge is painful and we want the pleasures of illusion." One may well infer from this comment that seeing ourselves as others see us - and acknowledging our very visible imperfections - is the start of actual wisdom.

Oscillating among parody, parable, and prophecy, ALL approximately EARTHLINGS is a piece of hyper-realism. As writer William F. Wu writes in his advent, "[it] is journalist W. E. Gutman's such a lot chilling dystopia. The historic retrospectives that undergird his narrative and the apocalyptic inferences they evoke recommended Gutman to finish that people are neither capable nor prepared to manage their collective destinies: grasping, hedonistic and reckless, they're engrossed within the here-and-now in their own lives. Scouring via humankind's such a lot sordid chronicles of cruelty and hypocrisy, corruption and apathy, agony, melancholy and demise, and extrapolating from the teachings they convey, Gutman envisions a state of affairs of otherworldly retribution that turns out as becoming because it is terrible to contemplate.

"His use of a technological know-how fiction gadget (he does not maroon Earthlings on a few remote planet; as an alternative, he transports an alien emissary to Earth and provides him a voice) merely has a tendency to harden the sinister nature of his auguries. within the method, Gutman takes on and unapologetically slays a few effective sacred cows: God; faith; the papacy; evangelism; imperialism; militarism; capitalism; corporatism; mercantilism, and consumerism, all of which, he reckons, incestuously conspire opposed to peace and quietness on the earth and which, should still Earth live on the evils their mixed affects wreak, may perhaps someday unfold past its celestial frontiers."

About the Author:

Born in Paris, W. E. Gutman is a retired journalist. A former author on the late-great New York-based futurist journal, OMNI, he mentioned from imperative the United States from 1994 to 2006. he's the writer of 8 books.

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