Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Book review: AFTER THINGS FELL APART by Ron Goulart


Book review: 
AFTER THINGS FELL APART (1970) by Ron Goulart

This a satirical depiction of a near-future USA fractured into countless subcultures, each fanatically devoted to its own "roleplayed" lifestyle.

Though the book is a bit too sketchy, and parts of it haven't aged well (computers are clunky and useless; there's no Internet; nobody uses cellphones), it is sometimes quite funny (look for the sly guest appearance of Harlan Ellison). Also, its satire of "identity politics" might be more timely now than when it was written.

Not a book I would recommend, but Goulart's sense of humor has a certain appeal.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sample pages from A MAN CALLED MISTER BROWN And Other Stories

 Read sample pages from my book A MAN CALLED MISTER BROWN And Other Stories:




Description:
A Western adventure set in outer space ...
A dumb country squire and his impeccable butler (who is a robot) ...
An alien invader who has found humanity's one great weakness ...
A family of clones moving into a bigoted neighborhood ...
A collection of strange, darkly humorous tales about things that might be, or never could be, by Swedish writer A. R. Yngve.

This book is available in paperback and ebook format.

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Thursday, April 08, 2021

Free ebook offer (April 9-11): THE ARGUS PROJECT

FREE EBOOK OFFER!
My old space-opera novel THE ARGUS PROJECT will be available for FREE ebook download from Friday, April 9, 2021 (12:00 AM PDT) to the end of Sunday, April 11, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT).
Link:
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Description:
ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR...
In the distant future, Planet Earth has become the seat of an interplanetary empire. It wages war on its own colonies to gain control of the Solar System and its precious energy resources.
Two lovers are caught up in this colossal power struggle. They join forces to win back their freedom... and each other. In their way stands the military forces of an entire empire... and the last politician.
This complete 100,000-word epic science fiction novel has previously been released as a web serial in 2001 and 2006.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Book review: THE CYBERIAD by Stanislaw Lem

 
Book review:
THE CYBERIAD by Stanislaw Lem (1965).


Lem is known mostly for his novel SOLARIS, which is a very serious work... but THE CYBERIAD is a hilarious comical sci-fi fantasy.

Set in a fairytale future populated only by very human robots, the book follows the adventures and misadventures of the two robots Trurl and Klapaucius, who constantly bicker with each other.

Several of the stories in the book are satirical. (Living under a Communist dictatorship, the author could poke fun at the system under the guise of SF.) The wonderful illustrations by Daniel Mroz add greatly to the reading pleasure. Highly recommended.

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