Thursday, November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Greetings Everyone! 

In Isaac Asimov’s fiction, humankind initially expands out into the galaxy & evolves into  a race of humans known as Spacers, who are long-living and super- intelligent. 

But over time, the Spacers de-evolve into hermaphroditic monsters. 

Why does this happen?

Please think about this as you read my new book: Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson.

JLS

https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/aliens-robots-virtual-reality-idols-science-fiction-lovecraft-asimov-gibson

 


Sunday, November 15, 2020

November 15, 2020

 Greetings Everyone!

In H. P. Lovecraft’s fiction, his homo sapiens plus – all of whom are witches or wizards – transcend their humanness.  You might expect that this is a good thing, since they presumably become supra-human. 

But it does not turn out well for them.   

Why not?

Please think about this as you read my new book Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson.

JLS

https://books.google.com/books/about/Aliens_Robots_Virtual_Reality_Idols_in_t.html?id=OuG6zAEACAAJ&source=kp_author_description


 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020

 Greetings Everyone!

Here are my God & Nothingness Syllogisms:

(1) If space & time are constant for a moment, however briefly, then Creation begins.

(2) If space & time are constant forever, then there is Nothingness.

Please think about these syllogisms as you read my new book Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson.

JLS

https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/aliens-robots-virtual-reality-idols-science-fiction-lovecraft-asimov-gibson

 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020

 

Greetings Everyone!

Here are my Space & Time Syllogisms:  

(1)     If we hold space constant, then we can travel through time.  When we are time-traveling, we are in hyper-time.

(2)     If we hold time constant, then we can travel through space.  When we space travel, we are in hyperspace.

Please think deeply about these syllogisms as you read my new book Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson.

JLS

https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/aliens-robots-virtual-reality-idols-science-fiction-lovecraft-asimov-gibson


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

November 4, 2020

My new book Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson has been officially released by Zero Books.  The print & ebook versions are available for order from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Indiebound, Hive and on many other online retail sites; the bookselling chains Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and others also have the book available in any format on their sites and in store (available to order if not physically in the store).

I appreciate all of you who are planning to read my book. This book was so much fun for me to write & I think that it will be fun to read.

I raise some important questions: What is meant by the terms "alien" and " human being"? Can human beings evolve into homo-sapiens pluses and if so, do they become supra-human or else dehumanized monsters? What is meant by the concepts "space" and "time", and most intriguingly, is space = time?

We cannot really answer these questions conclusively, but we can speculate about the answers. And that is what is really fun to do!

 JLS

https://www.amazon.com/Virtual-Reality-Science-Fiction-Lovecraft/dp/178904510X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw5p_8BRBUEiwAPpJO68rXl8SuZTAcfLNkXwtSINyVJ7YJU9HIsJMh0aO5AzS3ncRqab6hOhoChlMQAvD_BwE&hvadid=241612661701&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1019404&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=8113492486830330731&hvtargid=kwd-138625086320&hydadcr=22534_10353872&keywords=john+l+steadman&qid=1602769397&sr=8-1&tag=googhydr-20

 



Friday, October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020

My new book Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson has now been officially released & published by Zero Books.  The print & ebook versions are available for order from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Indiebound, Hive and on many other online retail sites. Reviews of my book can be posted on Amazon.com and other online retailers. 

The bookselling chains Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and others also have the book available in any format on their sites and in store (available to order if not physically in the store).

Starting today, October 30th, the  ebook is also available to order and download from Google, Apple and Kobo.

This is exciting for me!  A second book!  Released by the prestigious publishing house John Hunt Publishing. Released in October, my favorite month, and the day before Halloween, my favorite holiday. As Ray Bradbury writes about Halloween night: “The wind is a special wind this night, and the darkness takes on a special feel...Everything seems cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet...”  JLS

https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/aliens-robots-virtual-reality-idols-science-fiction-lovecraft-asimov-gibson

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020

 Ray Bradbury writes about the October country: "That country where it is always turning late in the year...where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay...."

Be sure to order a copy of my new book.  It will be released on October 30th & it ships November 1st.  As Publishers Weekly Book Review writes: "John L. Steadman, a scholar of science fiction literature, provides "an intriguing look at three giants of the genre in terms of how each treated the concept of the alien....[and] demonstrates surprising parallels between their visions."

https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/aliens-robots-virtual-reality-idols-science-fiction-lovecraft-asimov-gibson