All About Earthlings: The Irreverent Musings of an - download pdf or read online

By W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu

Aldous Huxley wrote: "If so much folks stay blind to ourselves, this is because self-knowledge is painful and we favor the pleasures of illusion." One could infer from this comment that seeing ourselves as others see us - and acknowledging our very noticeable imperfections - is the start of precise 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 ancient retrospectives that undergird his narrative and the apocalyptic inferences they evoke suggested 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, soreness, depression 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 technology 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) in simple terms 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 calmness on the earth and which, should still Earth live to tell the tale the evils their mixed affects wreak, may well sooner or later 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 critical the USA from 1994 to 2006. he's the writer of 8 books.

Show description

Read Online or Download All About Earthlings: The Irreverent Musings of an Extraterrestrial Envoy PDF

Similar dystopian science fiction books

Download PDF by Anna Mocikat: MUC: Roman (Die München 2120-Reihe) (German Edition)

Schon als kleines Mädchen träumte Pia von der sagenumwobenen Stadt MUC, die irgendwo nördlich ihres abgeschiedenen Alpendorfes liegen soll. Jetzt, als Erwachsene, erträgt sie die Enge und Borniertheit ihrer Heimat nicht mehr und macht sich auf den Weg in die legendäre Stadt. Doch die dschungelartige Wildnis, in die sich das Alpenvorland nach der großen Katastrophe vor a hundred Jahren verwandelt hat, ist gefährlich.

Download e-book for kindle: Exil der gefallenen Götter (German Edition) by Krisha Klein,Nils Eckhardt

Bitte beachten Sie:*** Neuauflage nach professionellem Korrektorat***………………………………………………………………………………………Inhalt:Die Menschheit in weiter Zukunft. Die Erde ist unrettbar verseucht und wird von einer zentralen Regierung verwaltet - erwachsen aus der Asche modify Kriege, geführt aus noch älteren Gründen. Riesige Firmenimperien, unter dem strengen und launischen Auge der öffentlichen Meinung, mit limitierten und streng reglementierten Befugnissen, agieren in ihrer eigenen Subkultur.

Download e-book for kindle: Echo: Ein Alex-Benedict-Roman (Alex Benedict 5) (German by Jack McDevitt,Frauke Meier

Im Laufe von eight. 000 Jahren Raumfahrt sind die Menschen nur einer einzigen außerirdischen Spezies begegnet. Doch eines Tages taucht eine Steintafel mit fremdartigen Symbolen auf. Ist sie etwa der Hinweis auf eine weitere Spezies? Der Archäologe Alex Benedict bricht zu einer kühnen Forschungsreise auf, die ihn direkt ins Fadenkreuz eines entschlossenen Meuchelmörders führt .

Ransom Backus's Cult: A Last Stand Novel PDF

Are you ill and bored with being unwell and drained? Do you or a family member be afflicted by psychological sickness akin to bipolar, anxiousness, persistent melancholy or others? From the creators of Nanodoc and Nanodoc 2, comes a progressive new product that would swap the psychological health and wellbeing endlessly. Geneticorps, in partnership with Biotechnic Inc.

Extra info for All About Earthlings: The Irreverent Musings of an Extraterrestrial Envoy

Example text

Download PDF sample

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

by Kenneth

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 22 votes