Monday, September 10, 2018

RETURN TO THE HOLLOW EARTH

As you can see below, the White Rabbit and I have been blown away by Rudy Rucker's new novel, RETURN TO THE HOLLOW EARTH.  My floppy-eared friend and I give Rucker's latest effort in speculative dadaism thirty-three out of five stars!  To discover more information about Rucker's numerous excellent novels, visit the author's website HERE.

And if you want to order a copy of RETURN TO THE HOLLOW EARTH (as well as its mind-bending predecessor, THE HOLLOW EARTH), simply click HERE!

 
Down a maelstrom with Poe--
to the woomo at the Hollow Earth's core....

Here's Rudy Rucker's Summary of The Hollow Earth & Return to the Hollow Earth:

Suppose Earth is hollow, like a tennis ball. And you're weightless in there! The wondrous Hollow Earth holds jungles, seas, native tribes, flying pigs, killer nautiluses, giant ants, and live flying saucers. Godlike sea cucumbers at the Hollow Earth's core illuminate the great spherical space with branching rays of pink light.
Over twenty years ago I wrote a steampunk novel called The Hollow Earth. And now I'm publishing Return to the Hollow Earth, along with a 3rd edition of The Hollow Earth—lightly revised so that Eddie Poe is able to return for the sequel!
In The Hollow Earth, our young narrator Mason Reynolds leaves his farm, befriends the dissolute Edgar Allan Poe, and falls through a thousand-mile hole in the ice of Antarctica. Astounding adventures in the Hollow Earth ensue. Mason finds Seela, the love of his life. Mason, Seela and Poe make their way back to surface. And then they encounter Poe’s double...
Return to the Hollow Earth is also in the steampunk mode. Starging in Gold Rush San Francisco, Mason and his pregnant wife Seela embark on a return voyage to the Hollow Earth with Edgar Allan Poe, traversing a great maelstrom at the North Pole. The god-like sea cucumbers at the Earth’s core have a startling plan. When Mason and Seela return to the Earth’s surface, they’re in Santa Cruz, California—in the year 2018...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Jon Rappoport on Social Media Censorship

From Jon Rappoport's 8-20-18 blog post entitled "Social Media Censorship--Here Are the Deep Basics":

Let’s quickly review a bit of Facebook history:

The big infusion of cash that sent Mark Zuckerberg and his fledgling college enterprise on their way came from Accel Partners, in 2004.

Jim Breyer, head of Accel, attached a $13 million rocket to Facebook, and nothing has ever been the same.

Earlier that same year, a man named Gilman Louie joined the board of the National Venture Capital Association of America (NVCA). The chairman of NVCA? Jim Breyer. Gilman Louie happened to be the first CEO of the important CIA start-up, In-Q-Tel.

In-Q-Tel was founded in 1999, with the express purpose of funding companies that could develop technology the CIA would use to “gather data.”

That’s not the only connection between Jim Breyer and the CIA’s man, Gilman Louie. In 2004, Louie went to work for BBN Technologies, headed up by Breyer. Dr. Anita Jones also joined BBN at that time. Jones had worked for In-Q-Tel and was an adviser to DARPA, the Pentagon’s technology department that helped develop the Internet.

With these CIA/DARPA connections, it’s no surprise that Jim Breyer’s jackpot investment in Facebook is not part of the popular mythology of Mark Zuckerberg. Better to omit it. Who could fail to realize that Facebook, with its endless stream of personal data, and its tracking capability, is an ideal CIA asset?

To read the rest of Rappoport's post, click HERE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The New York Times: "Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers"

Yes, it only took two whole years for the New York Times to reach this brilliant deduction...

From William J. Broad's 9-1-18 New York Times article entitled "Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers":

During the Cold War, Washington feared that Moscow was seeking to turn microwave radiation into covert weapons of mind control.
More recently, the American military itself sought to develop microwave arms that could invisibly beam painfully loud booms and even spoken words into people’s heads. The aims were to disable attackers and wage psychological warfare.
Now, doctors and scientists say such unconventional weapons may have caused the baffling symptoms and ailments that, starting in late 2016, hit more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China. The Cuban incidents resulted in a diplomatic rupture between Havana and Washington.

To read Broad's entire article, click HERE.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

HAPPY (BELATED) 101st BIRTHDAY TO JACK KIRBY!

In honor of what would have been the 101st birthday of comic book writer/artist/legend Jack Kirby (who was born on the 28th of August, 1917 and passed away on the 6th of February, 1994), I highly recommend watching this excellent 2007 documentary....

JACK KIRBY: STORY TELLER 


Sunday, August 26, 2018

CHAMELEO ON THE SICK & WRONG PODCAST

"DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH SICK & WRONG IN YOUR LIFE?"

If your answer to that question is a definite "NO" (and I suspect that it is), I suggest listening to the 8-6-18 episode of THE SICK & WRONG PODCAST which features a lengthy interview with Yours Truly.  This interview includes brand new, recently uncovered evidence in the ongoing CHAMELEO saga! 


Also covered in this episode are such vital matters facing the world today as:

the potential terror of an imminent ALF reboot;



the deadly humor virus now affecting the Earth and its connections to my debut novel UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES and the sudden Disney firing of James Gunn; 


the parallels between Bela Lugosi's MARK OF THE VAMPIRE and illegal CIA shenanigans in the Philippines; 

 
Jacques Vallee's MESSENGERS OF DECEPTION, Greg Bishop's PROJECT BETA, and faked alien abductions; 


the weird, destructive, and demonstrable side effects of Common Core; 


cryptozoology being used as a cover for American espionage operations in the Far East; 


and the recent drive-by shooting (on a bicycle) of George H. W. Bush's personal physician, Dr. Mark Hausknecht.    

 
If you'd like to hear this entire episode of THE SICK & WRONG PODCAST, click HERE!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Update on the Death of Max Spiers

From Joe Mellor's 8-12-18 London Economic article entitled "Officers Investigating the Death of UFO Theorist Are Facing Disciplinary Proceedings, As Incident Continues To Be Unexplained":  

Police investigating the death of a conspiracy theorist are facing disciplinary proceedings it has emerged, as the incident continues to be unexplained.

Max Bates-Spiers, from Kent, died suddenly in a house in Poland in 2016 – days before he was due to speak at a conference about conspiracy theories and UFOs.

The 39-year-old is said to have vomited black fluid shortly before his death. But Polish authorities initially recorded he had died from natural causes.

A second post-mortem examination when his body was returned to east Kent proved inconclusive.

And now a coroner in Canterbury has now revealed that Polish police are facing disciplinary action for their handling of the case.

Max’s inquest was originally opened in December 2016 and adjourned until last November. But coroner Alan Blundson said at the time that he did not have enough information to proceed with the full inquest.

At a pre-inquest review held at The Guildhall in Sandwich this week, Mr Blundson also heard there were discrepancies in accounts given by the emergency services at the time of Max’s death....

To read the rest of Mellor's article, click HERE.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Alan Moore on the 50th Anniversary of THE PRISONER

From David Bushman's 8-10-18 Paley Matters piece entitled "Alan Moore Remembers Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner":
Arguably the most profound and influential writer in the history of comic books, Alan Moore has authored such seminal works as Watchmen (the sole graphic title on Time’s list of best novels since 1923), From Hell, V for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as well as the novels Voice of the Fire and Jerusalem and the epic poem The Mirror of Love (and so much more). The Guardian’s Steve Rose once dubbed him “the undisputed high priest of the medium, whose every word is seized upon like a message from the ether” by comics fans. Comics historian George Khoury said that calling Moore the best writer in the history of comics is an understatement.
Upshot: Moore is a genius.
Plus, he’s an ardent admirer of The Prisoner, the Delphic, genre-bending seventeen-episode British TV series cocreated by Patrick McGoohan, who also starred, as a former secret agent (McGoohan had previously starred as John Drake in Danger Man, or Secret Agent, as it was known in the U.S.) who, following his resignation, is abducted and whisked away to a mysterious coastal-village resort where people are known by numbers rather than names and aspiring escapees are subdued by militaristic balloon-like devices called Rovers. The Prisoner debuted in the U.K. in 1967, and in the U.S. (on CBS) the following year — so, fifty years ago. My, how time flies.
Many writers, producers, and directors revere this show, like Moore, including Christopher Nolan, Twin Peak’s Mark Frost, and X-Files creator Chris Carter, and have cited as influences on their own work; it has been toasted in countless films, television shows, songs, comics, and novels.
In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary, the Paley Center reached out recently to Moore, who graciously agreed to respond to a list of questions submitted (and answered) via email. The Q+A follows....

To read David Bushman's entire interview with Alan Moore, click HERE.