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By W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu

ISBN-10: 1771432152

ISBN-13: 9781771432153

Aldous Huxley wrote: "If so much people stay blind to ourselves, for the reason that self-knowledge is painful and we want the pleasures of illusion." One may possibly infer from this comment that seeing ourselves as others see us - and acknowledging our very seen imperfections - is the start of real wisdom.

Oscillating among parody, parable, and prophecy, ALL approximately EARTHLINGS is a piece of hyper-realism. As writer William F. Wu writes in his creation, "[it] is journalist W. E. Gutman's so much chilling dystopia. The historic retrospectives that undergird his narrative and the apocalyptic inferences they evoke urged Gutman to finish that people are neither capable nor keen to regulate 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, pain, melancholy and loss of life, 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 technology fiction equipment (he does not maroon Earthlings on a few remote planet; as an alternative, he transports an alien emissary to Earth and offers him a voice) in simple terms has a tendency to harden the sinister nature of his auguries. within the strategy, 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 in the world and which, should still Earth live to tell the tale the evils their mixed impacts wreak, may possibly at some point 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 principal the United States from 1994 to 2006. he's the writer of 8 books.

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