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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mac Tonnies' Posthuman Blues: Paul Kimball's Tribute


Mac Tonnies, who died a few years ago, too early and too young -- he was in his thirties -- was a visionary and a sort of dystopian thinker.

He had a blog -- Posthuman Blues -- with which he provided imaginative and creative rumination. (I often visited it to see what a real mind was offering, about everything, including UFOs, which is our purview here.)

Philosophical film-maker and ufological bon vivant Paul Kimball was a friend of Mac Tonnies, his best friend I think.


As a legacy and tribute to Mac, Paul has edited and compiled some of (most of) Mac's bizarre but lucid blog offerings.

The book pictured above is Volume I in that undertaking, comprising the years 2003-2004.

I'll be inserting various portions of the book (and therefore blog) here, off and on, as they pertain to UFOs and related topics.

But I really suggest you get your hands on the book itself. It can be had at Mr. Kimball's publishing venue,


(and other booksellers also, online and off). It sells for $17.95 (paperback) and contains 360 pages of edifying and imaginative, inventive thinking.

Mr. Tonnies was (and is) a writer who should be read (and heard). He never fails to enthuse.

And Mr. Kimball should be lauded for his affectionate and dutiful tribute to his friend Mac.



  • Thanks for the note, Rich - good to see that the book arrived in one piece (I still don't have my own hard copy - the vagaries of shipping from the US to Canada).

    I'm not sure if the books will be the 21st century equivalent to Peyps' Diaries, but I'd like to think they'll occupy something of the same space.


    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Saturday, November 10, 2012  

  • Posthuman Blues is the only "Fortean" blog I've ever visited religiously (apologies to the blog owner here, but there's only so much UFO folderol anybody can take before the brain starts shrieking).

    Tonnies' blog was a window on a wider world than just UFOs and other Forteana, although he regularly covered them. In addition to authoring science fiction, he also was a connosieur of the visual arts, science, music, literature, and on and on, and he always put a unique personal spin on all of it.

    Gone too soon. Sigh.

    By Blogger purrlgurrl, at Sunday, November 11, 2012  

  • I agree with you PG...

    Tonnies' blog was almost all-encompassing.

    We (I) try to keep this blog tethered to the UFO phenomenon, using our gazillion other blogs for things non-UFO.

    If you like intellectual stew, Mac's blog and Kimball's book will fill you up.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, November 11, 2012  

  • Mac Tonnies was a fantasist, to be kind, a known Internet crank of the pseudoscientific “UFO” myth and “face on Mars” delusion type.

    The "face on Mars" delusion being the absolutely stupidest sort of Space World magazine (Ray Palmer) cosmic-conspiracy nonsense ever!

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Thursday, November 15, 2012  

  • Mac Tonnies was interesting because his views were out there: off-the-wall musings.

    And in those musings were seeds of possibilities and thought that took readers away from the mundane.

    That he was a genius of the absurd may be arguable but he did offer obtuse ruminations that some found addictive and intriguing.

    More than that is up for discussion.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, November 15, 2012  

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