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By W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu

ISBN-10: 1771432152

ISBN-13: 9781771432153

Aldous Huxley wrote: "If so much folks stay blind to ourselves, this is why self-knowledge is painful and we want the pleasures of illusion." One may 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 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 instructed Gutman to finish that people are neither capable nor prepared 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, anguish, depression and dying, 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 gadget (he does not maroon Earthlings on a few far flung planet; as a substitute, he transports an alien emissary to Earth and offers him a voice) merely has a tendency to harden the sinister nature of his auguries. within the approach, Gutman takes on and unapologetically slays a few potent 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 affects wreak, may perhaps 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 said from valuable the United States from 1994 to 2006. he's the writer of 8 books.

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