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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.

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