World D

Here's another strange book I purchased but have not yet read. The real author is Joseph K. Heydon, using the pen-name of Hal Trevarthen. Time has swallowed up all details related to Heydon and his book, leaving us only with the text itself.

Here's the description from the amazingly ugly dustjacket.

Here's the title page, followed by a sample of the actual bafflegab inside.

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The "boiling point of mutton fat"? Have fun reading this.... if you can.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 09/11/08 at 01:22 PM
BikerPuppy--I'll get to it in my "retirement" perhaps....
Posted by Paul on 09/11/08 at 01:34 PM
Avmayes614--I expect to emerge from my reading of WORLD D a fully enlightened master of time and space!
Posted by Paul on 09/11/08 at 01:49 PM
Anyone ever play the game Bioshock (XBox 360)? This sounds like the genesis of it.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 09/11/08 at 01:49 PM
Keep this book handy by the toilet if you ever get constipated.
Posted by DC on 09/11/08 at 01:51 PM
BikerPuppy--films and videogames continually mine the rich compost of printed SF and fantasy....
Posted by Paul on 09/11/08 at 02:18 PM
DC--excellent advice!
Posted by Paul on 09/11/08 at 02:18 PM
Avmayes--and we thank you and all our audience for visiting and contributing so richly!
Posted by Paul on 09/11/08 at 02:18 PM
Big Gary--for the metaphor to be perfect, your formulation is correct. But somehow, dealing with WORLD D, "compost" seemed the proper term.
Posted by Paul on 09/11/08 at 03:25 PM
Rev jef--there's plenty of copies for sale on the net, but somewhat pricey. I got mine at bargain rates!
Posted by Paul on 09/12/08 at 11:32 AM
Vern--I was unaware of Sheed & Ward's history. Thanks for the info!

Also glad you're back on your feet after Ike!
Posted by Paul on 09/23/08 at 10:52 AM
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