- File Size: 721 KB
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publication Date: April 14, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JOYE2MU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #761,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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You like satire.
You like robots and zombies and sentient lovelorn typewriters and amorphous blob monsters and kinky mechanical sex and kinky non-mechanical sex and spacemen full of cheese and bravado and characters named Hugo Sploogeworthy and Jo Hot Dork and Tisha Bang-Bang.
You like existential musings that seem to sneak up out of nowhere, deep thoughts cutting through the black water of silliness, to wrap their puckered octopus tendrils around your oxygen-addled brain.
You like all these things snuggled up in a wool blanket of flowery, unbound language.
You like Mykle Hansen.
And so do I.
Admittedly, I’m a big Mykle Hansen fan. He’s a funny dude. More than that, he’s an amazing writer. And that’s where this book really shines above the rest. It’s not just what he says, but how he says it. Don’t believe me? Here is a typewriter lamenting death and unrequited love:
“I am a machine and I cannot die. But if Slutbot shuts me back inside that case and shelves me in the catacombs, then I will dream of nothing, forever. And that is a kind of death, or something worse. But if I had just one word, just one phrase to take with me into that endless night, one morsel of my mistress’ English to sustain me, then I would dream of her, a dream so rich and vibrant that perhaps I could be happy.”
Man, that’s some heartfelt poetic prose right there. And keep in mind this is a book about a cellphone turned robot porn star turned Empress of the Techno Earth. You probably wouldn’t expect something so profound to work its way between these pages, but it does. And it does, like, THE WHOLE TIME. Sure, his satire is on point, his plot is ridiculously over-the-top, his characters are fully formed and fleshed out and absurd – BUT – it is the WAY he writes that really gets me.
This. Book. Was. Awesome.
If this title, for whatever god-awful reason I cannot think of, doesn’t tickle your ticklebone(?) I suggest you pick up SOMETHING he’s written. I have yet to be let down.
The story is many things: a nuclear armageddon sci-fi space opera, a parody of space operas, a satire on the porn industry, a meditation on artificial intelligence, a feminist allegory, and more. The commentary is spot-on, the humor kills, and language is artful, the messages profound.
Funnier than Douglas Adams.
Robotier than Isaac Asimov.
Deserves to become a classic as much as any Philip K Dick.
May end up as obscure as Philip José Farmer (author of Venus on the half shell), unless you buy this book!
Hansen builds a believable robot, takes us to the Moon, destroys the Earth, and ends on a surprisingly upbeat note. I laughed all the way.
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