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This book is my follow up to The Quest For Gnosis and serves as a memoir of the brutal trials that await the willing initiate who seeks to find living magic in the crucible of raw existence.
I give the brutally honest account of a depressed psychedelic vagrant in the struggle to transform while floating through the highways and cities of the American wasteland from LA to New York, to South Carolina, the Badlands, Seattle and the hills of Humboldt county, encountering violence, passion, absolute loss and the blinding light of personal revelation. I hope you will come with me on this fantastic psychedelic tale!
“The bus ride was somber, the plane ride was somber; the color of the world had been sucked out and all I had was the emptiness of growing distance.… Read the rest
“Sexbot” by Patrick Quinlan imagines dark, high-tech world “very soon.”
Breakthroughs in the areas of sex dolls, robotics and artificial intelligence will lead to super-realistic sex toys in the near future, claims novelist Patrick Quinlan. Quinlan’s latest book is Sexbot a thriller about the inventor of a sex robot who is trapped inside her own creation.
“People want this,” Quinlan says. “There are men, in particular, that want women who are beautiful, agreeable, forever young, ever eager for sex, and who don’t have a lot to say. Imagine all the sex you want with none of the interpersonal mess. Companies out there are racing to bring it to you.”
Quinlan imagines that lifelike but largely motionless sex dolls like the Real Doll (made in the US) and the Honey Doll (made in Japan), will soon be wed to advanced robot technologies like the geminoid. Throw in artificial intelligence that is already mimicking the way human eyes see and how people make decisions, along with voice technology that’s widely available, and you’ve got the ingredients for a very, very realistic sexbot.… Read the rest
“The main character in Andrew Clover’s latest novel has an accident, her consciousness splitting to revisit significant scenes in her past and to review her life. And this, he claims, happened also to him.”
In the latest podcast from The Eternities, the author discusses a near death experience during which he seemed to leave his body.
Clover tells how he tripped and knocked himself out “while running to collect his young daughter from a local bus stop. But instead of finding himself unconscious, he claims to have remained aware.”
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“I could actually see my body in this puddle, and then I was just thinking, ‘The girls!’, and I was remembering my eldest daughter.” Suddenly, he found himself viewing her safely making her way home.
“And the next thing, I was back in my house and I could see my eldest daughter … she was fine. And I was in the living room and I could see my youngest daughter, lying on the sofa.