By W. E. Gutman,William F. Wu
Aldous Huxley wrote: "If such a lot folks stay unaware of ourselves, reason why self-knowledge is painful and we favor the pleasures of illusion." One may perhaps infer from this comment that seeing ourselves as others see us - and acknowledging our very visible imperfections - is the start of actual 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 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 so much sordid chronicles of cruelty and hypocrisy, corruption and apathy, anguish, depression 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 technological know-how fiction gadget (he does not maroon Earthlings on a few far off planet; as a substitute, he transports an alien emissary to Earth and provides him a voice) merely 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 in the world and which, may still Earth live to tell the tale the evils their mixed affects wreak, may perhaps someday 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 significant the US 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