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Ever heard of Trevor Hoyle?

science fictionFound this book available cheap in paperback on Amazon under the Harlan Ellison author page. Odd. Thought for a moment Trevor was a pseudonym for Harlan. Then I checked Wikipedia to find he’s an English science fiction author. Through the Eye of Time is an early book similar in theme to other alternative histories like The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. Hitler gets the bomb first…as he almost did! 

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One of the most anticipated titles available in preorder is The End of Life as We Know It by Michael Guillen, who is a scientist. The shock here is that he’s a Christian, asking readers whether you can believe in science and God at the same time. Obviously you can, although most scientists don’t. Trump claims to be Christian, or at least to love their votes, but when asked couldn’t name a verse…not even “the love of money is the root of all evil.” He doesn’t care for science or the press. The only science fiction he reads comes from InfoWars. LOL. Oddly, I found a book on sports written by a Christian who is obsessed with it, and also has an interest in science. I wrote a Christian novel that was narrated by an ESPN producer, but also a satire on sports with the subtitle “Diary of a Sports Atheist.” Lost a friend who believes the Bible says UFOs are piloted by demons, and come up out of the ocean. Ancient Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Or fantastic?

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Story by Philip K. Dick Do you want another world?

“Uninformed opinions are like farts in the wind, folks.” —Harlan Ellisondo you agree?

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Story by Harlan Ellison, who was an atheist.
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Narcissism: Viral

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Narcissism is viral in America especially. We value audacity and power, while “success” means money. It really doesn’t matter how you “earned” your money: on the backs of others is fine. Slave labor, like Nike. There are scenes about this in movies, and it is the theme of Blade Runner 2049. Also watch The Rundown movie: great film, with satire, guns, a slaver with whips, and good ole American Greed. Tom Cruise played an amoral hit man in Collateral, and summed it all up nicely. See HERE for quotes. We voted in a narcissist President, believing all the Fake News spread by InfoWars and Facebook. Both had ads saying Hillary was dying, and had something to do with murdering children. Whatever Hillary did or didn’t do, supporting the torture and murder of kids while eating pizza was not one of them. Now Assad is in denial, as is Putin, for doing it. Denial and counter-attack is a tactic of sociopaths. Narcissists are charming liars, too. They manipulate other people, the media, and actually believe their own lies. So some might even pass a polygraph! “Worship me,” is their message. The entire world is their stage. No trick is left unlearned. Goal? World domination, like Stewie on Family Guy, his head the shape of a football. Trump is attacking Comey for his new book.  He said Comey should be jailed. Comey (a Republican) got Trump elected in the first place by making his last minute statement about Hillary’s emails. Now he says Trump should not be impeached: “People voted their values, and we should let this play out.” WW3? We shall see. Alex Jones of InfoWars, who also helped Trump get elected (and whom Trump called to thank him) went “ballistic” over Trump firing missiles at Assad, and said “F—-Trump!” many times over on his show. Jones, also a narcissist (and Sandy Hook denier) said WW3 is coming soon, adding that Russia and Syria were trying to fight ISIS in “a good fight.” He too waves flags, despite Einstein once saying that “Nationalism is the measles of humanity.” (Who are you going to believe: a college dropout selling male enhancement products or the Pulitzer Prize winner in Physics who was named “Person of the Century.”) Olympics and the Spartans, who forced kids to kill each other? We could go on and on, here. The point is that narcissism is delusion, including self delusion. No one is King of the World or universe, or will ever be. Other narcissists and sociopaths won’t allow it. Or as Vincent in Collateral said, “We’re a dot in the universe. Who cares?” The Vincent character is a sociopath, not a narcissist. He has no delusions. He wants no one to know who he is. His past is unknown, never mentioned. Which is why he’s so fascinating, and why I wrote a prequel.          

Fahrenheit 451 Going to TV Again

Ray Bradbury

Amazing news. It’s one of the most talked about (literally) science fiction books of all time, and more relevant to today than ever. Having known Ray Bradbury as a teen, I was blessed by hearing from him several times. He was a visionary, generous and an inspiration to many writers. My favorite short story was “The Dwarf,” and I remember asking him if it would go to film, and he said it did, in a TV series shot in Canada. Fav novel? Mine, besides Fahrenheit 451 (which was more about television “incinerating imagination” than in censorship), is “Dandelion Wine.” A sensitive boy comes of age in a small town, and suddenly realizes he’s “alive.” Current young school shooters know only death, rejection, and violent video games. They don’t want to live, they want to die, and bring others with them. Our entire culture is about confrontation, making everything a sport. Politics, guns, even sex is a sport. But what do you “win?” Death. That’s what you win. Inner death. Insensitivity, jaded cynicism and cruelty. Intolerance. US vs THEM. Imagine a world where love goes viral instead of hate. That’s what Ray did.

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