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By W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu

Aldous Huxley wrote: "If such a lot folks stay unaware of ourselves, for the reason that self-knowledge is painful and we favor the pleasures of illusion." One may well infer from this comment that seeing ourselves as others see us - and acknowledging our very seen 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 advised 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 so much sordid chronicles of cruelty and hypocrisy, corruption and apathy, soreness, melancholy and loss of life, and extrapolating from the teachings they communicate, Gutman envisions a situation 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; in its place, 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 technique, 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 on the earth and which, may still Earth live to tell the tale the evils their mixed affects wreak, might 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 suggested from vital the United States from 1994 to 2006. he's the writer of 8 books.

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