All About Earthlings: The Irreverent Musings of an by W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu

By W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu

Aldous Huxley wrote: "If so much people stay blind to ourselves, the reason is, self-knowledge is painful and we desire 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 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 old 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, agony, depression and demise, and extrapolating from the teachings they communicate, 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 machine (he does not maroon Earthlings on a few far flung planet; as an alternative, he transports an alien emissary to Earth and provides him a voice) in simple terms has a tendency to harden the sinister nature of his auguries. within the procedure, Gutman takes on and unapologetically slays a few strong 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, may still Earth live on the evils their mixed impacts wreak, may perhaps in the future 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 imperative the United States from 1994 to 2006. he's the writer of 8 books.

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