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the Zany Time Travels of Warble McGorkle By Blackbird Crow Raven
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Warble McGorkle and his entourage travel back in time to alter history. Their meddling in Revolutionary Times, at Custer's Last Stand, the Alamo, Woodstock, as well as a detour to 1st century... More > Jerusalem to kidnap Jesus--or Judas--leads to catastrophic consequences for those living in modern times. Among the things Warble and his gang perpetrate are: 1. The origin of Preemptive Strikes (umpires calling strikes before the ball is thrown) 2. George Washington being banished to England for inventing the peanut (and thus being responsible for "Peanut Envy") 3. Changing song lyrics and altering drugs at Woodstock to change the politics and personalities of the hippies there 4. "Helping out" at the Alamo, so that it's the Mexicans who ultimately get "saddled" with Texas. These are just a few of the hilarious shenanigans that culminate in a climactic scene as the protagonists return to the present and see what their changes have wrought.< Less
the Zany Time Travels of Warble McGorkle By Blackbird Crow Raven
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Warble McGorkle and his entourage travel back in time to alter history. Their meddling in Revolutionary Times, at Custer's Last Stand, the Alamo, Woodstock, as well as a detour to 1st century... More > Jerusalem to kidnap Jesus--or Judas--leads to catastrophic consequences for those living in modern times. Among the things Warble and his gang perpetrate are: 1. The origin of Preemptive Strikes (umpires calling strikes before the ball is thrown) 2. George Washington being banished to England for inventing the peanut (and thus being responsible for "Peanut Envy") 3. Changing song lyrics and altering drugs at Woodstock to change the politics and personalities of the hippies there 4. "Helping out" at the Alamo, so that it's the Mexicans who ultimately get "saddled" with Texas. These are just a few of the hilarious shenanigans that culminate in a climactic scene as the protagonists return to the present and see what their changes have wrought.< Less
William Blake in Cyberspace By Douglas McDaniel
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A work of creative non-fiction relating the works of William Blake to the mythos of cyberspace. A look at the information age at the turn of the century through gothic-styled lenses. A wild-eyed,... More > prescient novella driven by pathos and the love of prophetic poetry and prose of Milton, Blake and Yeats.< Less
William Blake in Cyberspace By Douglas McDaniel
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A work of creative non-fiction relating the works of William Blake to the mythos of cyberspace. A look at the information age at the turn of the century through gothic-styled lenses. A wild-eyed,... More > prescient novella driven by pathos and the love of prophetic poetry and prose of Milton, Blake and Yeats.< Less
A Journey In Other Worlds By John Jacob Astor
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One of the most prescient science fiction novels ever published, it tells the story of life in the far future of the year 2000 and a trip to Jupiter, Saturn and beyond in a fabulous anti-gravity... More > spaceship. No less unusual are the author and illustrator. John Jacob Astor was one of the wealthiest men in America and co-founder of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, while Dan Beard created the Boy Scouts of America.< Less
A Glimpse of the Sinless Star By George Griffith
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A classic science fiction short story depicting the sinless inhabitants of the planet Venus. May be of special interest to fans of the New Age and Ascended Masters genre. George Griffith (1857... More > – 1906) was a prolific British science fiction writer and noted explorer who wrote during the late Victorian and Edwardian age. His science fiction depicted grand and unlikely voyages through our solar system in the spirit of Wells or Jules Verne, though his explorers donned space suits remarkably prescient in their design.< Less
A Journey In Other Worlds By John Jacob Astor
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One of the most prescient science fiction novels ever published, it tells the story of life in the far future of the year 2000 and a trip to Jupiter, Saturn and beyond in a fabulous anti-gravity... More > spaceship. No less unusual are the author and illustrator. John Jacob Astor was one of the wealthiest men in America and co-founder of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, while Dan Beard created the Boy Scouts of America.< Less
Tales From The Hinterland By Caleb Puckett
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In Caleb Puckett’s Tales from the Hinterland, prose and poetry swim among the blocks of text. But Puckett’s collection resists easy categorization. Prescient undercurrents – vaguely... More > foreboding, mercurial and sometimes almost capricious, but never quite – move heavily beneath the tightly crafted surface. It’s a description that fits Tales quite well: vaguely foreboding, tightly crafted, and often hovering above its own darkly musical undercurrents. An excellent collection. —D. Britton Gildersleeve< Less
English Traits By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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English Traits is one of Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson which was published in 1856. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the... More > mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.< Less
The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx
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Marx and Engels's critique of capitalism and its deleterious effect on all aspects of life, from the increasing rift between the classes to the destruction of the nuclear family, has proven... More > remarkably prescient. Their spectre, manifested in the Manifesto's vivid prose, continues to haunt the capitalist world, lingering as a ghostly apparition even after the collapse of those governments which claimed to be enacting its principles. This edition contains extensive overviews of Marx, Engles, and their manifesto.< Less