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.


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!