UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

I hate to trouble readers here with these non-UFO offshoots, but here's another

The Times Literary Supplement [7/31/2015] has a review by Marina Gerner of John Gray’s book The Souls of the Marionette: A short inquiry into human freedom [Allen Lane, £17.99].

The book presents philosopher Gray’s take on freedom, Gnosticism, robots, and mankind’s future, to name only a partial list of things this erudite book presents.

Gray discusses Stanislav Lem’s 1961 novel, Solaris, “in which a group of scientists examines the oceanic surface of a planet which turns out to be a sentient intelligence that examines the scientists in return.” [TLS, Page 28].


  • Looks like a good read, though perhaps too superficial if the comment about it lacking 'depth' is to be believed. Did you order it yet?

    I spent some time reading the comments for it on Amazon and it seems a couple readers seem to recommend 'Straw Dogs'. And one suggests that Straw Dogs is the superior work.

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Monday, August 17, 2015  

  • I ordered it from Amazon....$13+

    Nothing from Gray "lacks depth."


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 17, 2015  

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