World D

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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.


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Here's the description from the amazingly ugly dustjacket.


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


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     Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 11, 2008
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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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