Friday, July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021

Greetings Everyone!

Here's a recent Amazon review from Sir Readsalot about my new book!

“Nonfiction books of this variety are few and far between. High concept and academic, yet accessible. Specific, yet covering all required bases and sticking a solid landing.

This book expanded my thinking on the subjects of aliens, robots, and VR – all quite common sf topics and, if I’m being honest, got me excited again to think of these things as much more than tropes, but as deliberate conversation pieces within our fiction.”

I hope you will agree after you read the book! So please pick up a copy!  

https://www.amazon.com/John-L-Steadman/e/B0106RC2KM%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

JLS


Thursday, June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

 Greetings Everyone!

Recently, I  was a guest on Midnight in the Desert, which is broadcast on the Dark Matter Network. The interview ran from 12 PM- 3 AM Eastern Standard Time &  was my longest interview to date. It was also one of my best.  My host Tim Ozman & I covered a broad & delightful range of topics:

*H. P. Lovecraft & prehistoric alien invaders.

* Isaac Asimov’s Foundation & Robot Novels.

* William Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy.

*The equivalence of Lovecraft’s views to those of contemporary quantum physics.

*Gibson’s views on virtual reality & how it relates to “real” reality.

*The diminishment of humankind in the 21st century & beyond.

*My own personal experience with the “alien” & what the word “alien” really means. 

Please check it out!  It was a fun & speculative romp through the darker recesses of popular culture & cosmic consciousness.

JLS

https://www.darkmatter.radio/blogs/dark-matter-after-midnight/midnight-in-the-desert-2-6-21-guest-john-l-steadman-to-discuss-aliens-robots-and-virtual-reality-idols



Wednesday, June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

 Greetings Everyone!

What I like most about sci-fi literature is that it deals with a wider range of topics than conventional literature.  In conventional literature, we find the usual (and to me, rather boring) themes: love, sex, relationships, etc.- the so-called proper topics for people to be interested in.

But sci-fi literature encourages us to think about the larger issues: what exactly is meant by “space”, “dimension”  & “time”? ; what is the nature of reality? ; what are alternate, daughter dimensions & parallel universes? ; what is a “human being” & can humans transcend their own humanness?

H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov & William Gibson have some fascinating theories about these subjects.  Read about them in my new book!

https://www.amazon.com/John-L-Steadman/e/B0106RC2KM%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share



Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

 

Greetings Everyone!

Recently, I did one of my best interviews ever  on the Paranormal Soup Webcast; also, my longest interview – two & a half hours! 

Host Jason Bland & I talked about my new book, and also, about a vast array of topics: life, the afterlife, and the uncanny ability of science fiction writers & filmmakers to read current cultural trends & patterns and then predict what will be happening in the future!

Please watch the interview on YouTube using the link below!

JLS

Paranormal Soup Ep 253- Guest John L. Steadman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkAP_IkY2tE&feature=youtu.be


Saturday, May 8, 2021

May 8, 2021

 

Greetings Everyone! 

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 & published by Zero Books as of November 1st.

The book can be ordered from Google, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Indiebound, Hive and many other online retail sites; you can get it in real-time book stories as well. 

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

Along the way,  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


Saturday, April 24, 2021

April 24, 2021

 Greetings Everyone!

Recently, I appeared as a guest on the Ghostly Talk Podcast, a weekly, unscripted talk show exploring supernatural, paranormal & speculative topics.

Ghostly Talk is hosted by Scott L. & Amberrose Hammond.  The segment is EP 142: John L. Steadman- Aliens, Robots and Virtual Reality Idols in Science Fiction.

Please listen via the link below.

 https://ghostlytalk.com/ep-142-john-l-steadman-aliens-robots-and-virtual-reality-idols-in-science-fiction

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

Marc Schuster, the host & creator of Abominations, a podcast on Spotify.com that conducts film & book reviews, gave my new book a perceptive review on March 14, 2021.  I hope you’ll listen in via the link below!

Marc Schuster is the author of  The Grievers, a “coming of age” novel about a group of friends who went to high school together & must come to grips with the suicide of a fellow classmate.   Other works include The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl (The Permanent Press 2011) &  Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum (Cambria 2008).

In addition, he is also the book reviewer for Small Press Reviews, a blog started in November of 2007 to promote books from small and independent presses. The blog is currently featured on Word Press, as of March, 2009.

https://anchor.fm/marc-schuster/episodes/Aliens--Robots--and-VR-Idols-eshkgb