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Odd Angles on the 1950s By E W Farnsworth
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The author’s intent in presenting these ten stories early in 2017 is to remind Americans and right-leaning Europeans that there is a cost to attempting to return to a bygone era which was never... More > really a paradise. The stories deal with themes such as the degraded position of women before the advent of birth-control pills; education in an anti-intellectual country; ill-starred youths and ghosts in the Japanese-American community of Los Angeles; ghostly and grisly Chinese traditions; the dark underbelly of the American musical scenes in the 1950s and 20-Naughts. ‘The Joys of Trumpery’ and ‘The Last Trump’ provide a caricature vision of the deepest fears of anti-Trump liberals who resent and even resist the Presidency of Donald Trump. The author is decidedly not ‘anti-Trump’. Nevertheless, having lived through the 1950s without being lobotomized, imprisoned, wounded in battle or strapped in an electric chair, he is grateful for benefits provided by many who, deservedly or not, suffered and are forgotten.< Less
The Otio in Negotio By E W Farnsworth
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In ‘The Otio in Negotio’, E. W. Farnsworth has brought together another lively, intelligent collection of stories, focusing on the humor, romance and oddities of exceptionally active and... More > intelligent people in the contemporary world of business. As the title of the entire collection implies, these stories are highly allusive and full of hidden puzzles and games meant to pique the reader's attention. Names are significant. Allusions enrich the narratives. The scope of business is global, and many business plans resemble those of top startup companies in today's financial headlines. The fun in these stories is tempered by the constraints and challenges of business. Farnsworth's CEOs are human and infallible. Sometimes love finds a way, and sometimes it is cruelly eliminated from the personal equation. Where business triumphs, so does the human spirit. When satire chastens, the biters are bitten. A seasoned editor described lead story 'TwinLions' as "Breathtakingly new ... I've read nothing remotely like it."< Less
A Selection of Short Stories By E W Farnsworth
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E. W. Farnsworth's brainy and visionary short stories in this volume are meant to be read individually as invitations to other of his creations. The uncanny interplay of the writer and his context... More > can be understood by the thoughtful, patient reader capable of perceiving semantic patterns beneath the surface of words. The excerpt from ‘Nightworld: A Novel of Virtual Reality’ inspired the cover image for this book since the woman with the wolf in the forest is a boundary-crossing Artificial Intelligence. Part of Farnsworth’s epic vision for the future of humankind, AIs and robotics, the stories from ‘DarkFire' and 'DarkFire Continuum’ weave a continuous cosmology as the adventures of the spaceship ‘Arcturus' begin. These stories reveal how their many intellectual games open vistas to the author’s past and future stories as well as to inventions and discoveries on the far-horizon of human thought. E. W. Farnsworth is currently working on a visionary epic poem, ‘Voyage of the Spaceship Arcturus'.< Less
Troubling Tales By E W Farnsworth
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E W Farnsworth's long and short literary tales are designed for the thinking reader who is not satisfied with stock plots and themes. ‘River Tale’, a Novella, combines three stories about... More > romance growing in spite of an outbreak of radical Islamism in the Virginia Piedmont. Three other tales, about a ghostbuster called Mr. Geister, take varying perspectives on extinguishing vengeful spirits in North Carolina, Arizona and Massachusetts. Jewel-like shorts include the micro-vignette of a biker girl’s placing flowers at the place where her biker friend’s electrocuted body was found under a power-line derrick. Most troubling in the collection is ‘The Blood Closet’, the tragic story about the anguish of abiding by external requirements for UNISEX bathrooms in a middle school. Two disturbing, factual episodes from Virginia and California are blended in this fictional work wherein complex issues are presented, but not resolved. E. W. Farnsworth lives and writes in Gilbert, Arizona, USA.< Less
The Black Arts By E W Farnsworth
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The stories in this collection portray dark and exciting clandestine operations in the post-Cold War world. Although fictitious, the stories are loosely conceived as operations whose details have... More > been re-factored to protect sources and methods. Each portrays the 'look and feel', but not the classified substance, of the clandestine universe from a wide range of perspectives. E. W. Farnsworth, an Arizona writer, has published over two hundred short stories worldwide in the last two years. Two collections of his stories - “DarkFire at the Edge of Time” concerns a space odyssey and “Nightworld”, about virtual reality - were published by Audio Arcadia in 2016. "Black Secrets", also published by Audio Arcadia in 2016, contains E.W. Farnsworth's dark stories. These explore a range of disturbing secrets, especially about organizations which have traditions of secrets which often compete with the secrecy of governments.< Less
Black Secrets By E W Farnsworth
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E. W. Farnsworth's stories, fictions deriving from his personal experiences, explore covert and clandestine operations that always lurk in the shadows. His spies, members of secret societies and... More > government agencies thrive on their invisible,secret powers, menacing each other and occasionally inflicting their horrors on innocent, ordinary people.< Less
The Otio in Negotio By E W Farnsworth
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In ‘The Otio in Negotio’, E. W. Farnsworth has brought together another lively, intelligent collection of stories, focusing on the humor, romance and oddities of exceptionally active and... More > intelligent people in the contemporary world of business. As the title of the entire collection implies, these stories are highly allusive and full of hidden puzzles and games meant to pique the reader's attention. Names are significant. Allusions enrich the narratives. The scope of business is global, and many business plans resemble those of top startup companies in today's financial headlines. The fun in these stories is tempered by the constraints and challenges of business. Farnsworth's CEOs are human and infallible. Sometimes love finds a way, and sometimes it is cruelly eliminated from the personal equation. Where business triumphs, so does the human spirit. When satire chastens, the biters are bitten. A seasoned editor described lead story 'TwinLions' as "Breathtakingly new ... I've read nothing remotely like it."< Less
DarkFire at the Edge of Time By E W Farnsworth
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E W Farnsworth's "DarkFire at the Edge of Time" brings together twenty-five visionary science fiction stories focusing on events leading up to and following the launch of the Spaceship... More > Arcturus, destined to an epic voyage through space to the edge of the universe and back again. Avatars and AIs mature by programming themselves and acquiring human characteristics as they discover romance, sex, joy and pain. While alluding to works by Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Norbert Wiener, H P Lovecraft and Alan Turing, Farnsworth’s brainy stories break new ground. Amongst the twenty-five stories, “The Joys of Rayovision” explores early experimentation in teleportation; “Shell Game” features using DNA for encoding messages in outer space; and numerous other stories postulate the practicality of a neutrino communicator. The reader can read sequentially or delve into this collection in any direction. The variety of perspectives caters for every mood, inclination and intellectual capacity.< Less
Odd Angles on the 1950s By E W Farnsworth
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The author’s intent in presenting these ten stories early in 2017 is to remind Americans and right-leaning Europeans that there is a cost to attempting to return to a bygone era which was never... More > really a paradise. The stories deal with themes such as the degraded position of women before the advent of birth-control pills; education in an anti-intellectual country; ill-starred youths and ghosts in the Japanese-American community of Los Angeles; ghostly and grisly Chinese traditions; the dark underbelly of the American musical scenes in the 1950s and 20-Naughts. ‘The Joys of Trumpery’ and ‘The Last Trump’ provide a caricature vision of the deepest fears of anti-Trump liberals who resent and even resist the Presidency of Donald Trump. The author is decidedly not ‘anti-Trump’. Nevertheless, having lived through the 1950s without being lobotomized, imprisoned, wounded in battle or strapped in an electric chair, he is grateful for benefits provided by many who, deservedly or not, suffered and are forgotten.< Less
DarkFire Continuum By E W Farnsworth
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Since the appearance of E. W. Farnsworth’s 'DarkFire at the Edge of Time' in early 2016, the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has increased exponentially. From AI to robotics,... More > 2016 was long prophesied as the year when the machines would start “taking over", Now it is happening, according to Vivek Wadhwa of Crunch Network. Yet AIs and robots have come as our friends and helpmeets to improve our lives. They will become, as Lincoln wrote, the “better angels of our nature.” From the 'Sarah Tetralogy' through the journey of Spaceship Arcturus conveying brilliant humans, artificial intelligences and avatars beyond the end of the universe, to ‘Renaissance’, which recounts the spaceship’s successful return to instantiate a new Eden which replaces the black crisp that humans have made of Earth, these stories continue in the vein of DarkFire and his friend, the inimitable Loc Phuket. Science Fiction to some, perhaps, yet, day by day, increasingly part of our current events.< Less

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