All About Earthlings
The Irreverent Musings of an Extraterrestrial Envoy
by W. E. Gutman
Introduction by William F. Wu
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Aldous Huxley wrote: “If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge
is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.” One might infer from this remark that seeing ourselves as others
see us—and acknowledging our very obvious imperfections—is the beginning of true wisdom.
Oscillating between parody, parable, and prophecy, ALL ABOUT EARTHLINGS is a work of hyper-realism. As
author William F. Wu writes in his introduction, “[it] is journalist W. E. Gutman’s most chilling dystopia. The historical
retrospectives that undergird his narrative and the apocalyptic inferences they evoke prompt Gutman to conclude that
humans are neither able nor willing to control their collective destinies: Greedy, hedonistic and reckless, they are
engrossed in the here-and-now of their personal lives. Scouring through humankind’s most sordid chronicles of cruelty
and hypocrisy, corruption and apathy, suffering, despair and death, and extrapolating from the lessons they impart,
Gutman envisions a scenario of otherworldly retribution that seems as fitting as it is horrible to contemplate.
“His use of a science fiction device (he doesn’t maroon Earthlings on some faraway planet; instead, he transports
an alien emissary to Earth and gives him a voice) only tends to harden the sinister nature of his auguries. In the
process, Gutman takes on and unapologetically slays some mighty sacred cows: God; religion; the papacy; evangelism;
imperialism; militarism; capitalism; corporatism; mercantilism, and consumerism, all of which, he reckons, incestuously
conspire against peace and tranquility on Earth and which, should Earth survive the evils their combined influences
wreak, could one day spread beyond its celestial frontiers.”
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and
murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
About the Author
Born in Paris, W. E. Gutman is a retired journalist. A former writer at the late-great New York-based futurist
magazine, OMNI, he reported from Central America from 1994 to 2006. He is the author of eight books.
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