By W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu
Aldous Huxley wrote: "If such a lot people stay unaware of ourselves, reason why self-knowledge is painful and we want the pleasures of illusion." One may perhaps 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 advent, "[it] is journalist W. E. Gutman's such a lot chilling dystopia. The old retrospectives that undergird his narrative and the apocalyptic inferences they evoke suggested 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, pain, 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 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) purely has a tendency to harden the sinister nature of his auguries. within the technique, Gutman takes on and unapologetically slays a few effective 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 continue to exist the evils their mixed impacts wreak, might 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 mentioned from valuable the United States from 1994 to 2006. he's the writer of 8 books.
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All About Earthlings: The Irreverent Musings of an Extraterrestrial Envoy by W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu