“You there. Reading this. You don’t have to you know. But I have succumbed to the narcotic tentacles of blogging and will be posting a daily mishmash of uncategorical mental rubbish to appease my strange and obscure urges to populate the info-sphere with my creative spoor.”
So begins this first volume of The Posthuman Blues, the edited version of the popular weblog maintained by author Mac Tonnies from 2003 until his tragic death in 2009. Tonnies’ blog was a pastiche of his original fiction, reflections on his day-to-day life, trenchant observations of current events, and thoughts on an eclectic range of material he culled from the Internet. What resulted was a remarkably broad portrait of a thoughtful man and the complex times in which he lived, rendered with intelligence, imagination, and a wickedly absurdist sense of humor.
Praise for The Posthuman Blues, Vol. I
“This book has the inventiveness and prose of a novel, but it’s good, honest observation and speculation. From lambasting fakery to closing in on the true paranormal, Mac Tonnies takes us on a wild trip. Mac was mysterious, maybe because he always had an eye and ear for the mystery underlying our strange existence.” - John Shirley, author of Gurdjieff: An Introduction to his Life and Ideas and the A Song Called Youth trilogy
“Posthuman Blues is of a piece with the Lost Generation of the 1920s and the Beat Generation of the 1950s. Tonnies spoke for his generation with passion, eloquence, and a rare insight.” – A. J. Gulyas, author of Extraterrestrials and the American Zeigeist
“Mind-stretching!” – Clifford Pickover, Ph.D., author of Sex, Dugs, Einstein and Elves, and The Mobius Strip
“I was changed. You will be changed. Listen to Mac Tonnies as he mutates your preconceptions. Who knew all this strange stuff was so intimately connected?” – Greg Bishop, author of Project Beta and host of Radio Misterioso
“Posthuman Blues contains 360 pages of edifying and imaginative, inventive thinking. Tonnies was (and is) a writer who should be read (and heard). He never fails to enthuse.” – Rich Reynolds, UFO Iconoclasts