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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
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
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
Derrick Quinn By Joe Pagano
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"Lyric and original, Derrick Quinn is the story of a young boy struggling to discover himself in the aftermath of personal and family tragedy. Set in the rural South of the late 1950's, Derrick... More > Quinn narrates his struggles and those of his family as they are beset by loss and the age old verities to which all are vulnerable. Prescient and raw, Derrick's voice speaks to the reader at times as if he were a ghost finding life in his pasts narrative."< Less
Derrick Quinn By Joe Pagano
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"Lyric and original, Derrick Quinn is the story of a young boy struggling to discover himself in the aftermath of personal and family tragedy. Set in the rural South of the late 1950's, Derrick... More > Quinn narrates his struggles and those of his family as they are beset by loss and the age old verities to which all are vulnerable. Prescient and raw, Derrick's voice speaks to the reader at times as if he were a ghost finding life in his pasts narrative."< Less
Biology Of Language By IFA
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An encyclopedic exploration of multiple realities across time and space interconnected by the life of language and how metaphors change reality and ourselves. From the Grateful Dead to Jazz to Koan... More > paradoxes, this compilation of thematically united short stories is, like many of Ifa's works, a trippy journey through multiple perspectives and higher consciousness. Humorous, engaging, and prescient in its futuristic outlook, Biology is the 6th volume in the 8-volume Manifesto of Consciousness series.< 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