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The Created Couple By Michael Fowler
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"The Created Couple" concerns the Manikin family, a group of seven robots, or AI units, created somewhat on the cheap by computer scientist extraordinaire Bessie Manikin. After a series of... More > mishaps, the main character, Kendall Manikin joins forces with his recently upgraded sister Nancy, a Christian unit, for a high-tech religious adventure. Working for Homeland Security, Kendall and Nancy must track Russians Ivan and Ada Maslov, a second created couple fashioned by the god Lovejoy. It is Lovejoy’s goal to think the world out of existence so that it becomes only thoughts in his mind, in the well-known immaterialist manner of Bishop Berkeley. Kendall determines that this will have dire consequences for the Earth and its people, and vows to stop Lovejoy.< Less
A Happy Death By Michael Fowler
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Mike, the perfectly healthy first-person narrator of A Happy Death, a comic novel, wants to die. Thanks to modern medicine and diet control and a life spent safely sitting down, he will likely live... More > to the ripe eighties or beyond to the overripe nineties, but he’d be happy to end before then. Well before then. Mike decides his current age of fifty-something is advanced enough. He’s seen his marriage fail, his daughter grow up into a shrew, and his retirement from The Aspirin Institute after a career of twenty-six years soured by regret and emptiness. There’s nothing more to live for. But there’s a surprise catch: Things to live for keep turning up. Odd things, such as buying shoes for the strange women he drives across the country in a van he calls his woody as they write up his blog The Driver’s Journal.< Less
A Happy Death By Michael Fowler
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Mike, the perfectly healthy first-person narrator of A Happy Death, a comic novel, wants to die. Thanks to modern medicine and diet control and a life spent safely sitting down, he will likely live... More > to the ripe eighties or beyond to the overripe nineties, but he’d be happy to end before then. Well before then. Mike decides his current age of fifty-something is advanced enough. He’s seen his marriage fail, his daughter grow up into a shrew, and his retirement from The Aspirin Institute after a career of twenty-six years soured by regret and emptiness. There’s nothing more to live for. But there’s a surprise catch: Things to live for keep turning up. Odd things, such as buying shoes for the strange women he drives across the country in a van he calls his woody as they write up his blog The Driver’s Journal.< Less
God Made the Animals By Michael Fowler
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Brutus is not your ordinary lab monkey. After thousands of human neural stem cells are inserted into his cranium while he is in utero, he is born smart, smart as a human. Actually smarter, since his... More > mental maturation proceeds at an extraordinary pace, so much so that at two he is writing a memoir. God Made the Animals, a humorous sci-fi novel, is that memoir.< Less
Nathaniel Hawthorne is Dating My Girlfriend By Michael Fowler
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At the age of 13, Michael Fowler was reading Mad Magazine and the stories of James Thurber with the same intensity that his peers devoted to Playboy and Hustler, which he also read. Since the 1980s... More > his humor has enlivened websites and magazines both popular and obscure. Here are 41 of his earliest and greatest hits, including ruminations on why atheists aren’t sexy, what Shakespeare would sound like as a rapper, going shirtless in the summertime, and the size of Jim Morrison’s brain. Readers looking for tips on how to have an orgasm in dance class, kill time during a dull performance evaluation, have a pleasant out-of-body experience, and survive fireworks displays also will not be disappointed. If you believe that life is ridiculous but still worth the headache, this upbeat but at times dark collection will surely affirm your belief. And have no fear: aside from the title there isn’t a word about that old prig Nathaniel Hawthorne.  < Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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