Posthuman Blues, Vol. II

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“Like the first volume, this one highlights the fact that the paranormal side of Mac’s work was slight in proportion to his other interests and output.  HIs 2004 book, After the Martian Apocalypse: Extraterrestrial Artifacts and the Case for Mars Exploration, was far more focused on science than the pseudoscience and conspiracy theory of Richard Hoagland. And, as this book shows, Mac was a thoughtful critic and aficionado of science fiction.  All of which is to say, if you’re grabbing this to get a fix of Mac’s Crpytoterrestrial theory, you may be surprised by the the wide range of topics Mac covered on his blog, reflected in this book. Much like the first volume, Mac’s musings on science, posthumanity, transhumanism, and our frightening future are balanced by the everyday frustrations of life in the midwest for someone who certainly does not seem to enjoy living in the midwest… I certainly urge people who are interested in science fiction, transhumanism, the paranormal, or midwestern, post-milennial angst to pick this up. It’s a fast read (I got through it in a long evening) due to Mac’s breezy and engaging style.”
Aaron John Gulyas, author of Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist and The Chaos Conundrum