Novelist, software guru and Podcasting icon / Guest-Podster John L. Monk did me the great honor of reading my long essay AND telling the world he LIKES it. I love you John!!
I felt my brain grow two sizes too big reading this wonderful article. Can’t say I have a problem with dystopian sci-fi, but I definitely think she’s onto something, and recommend this to lovers and haters of the genre alike:
Chicken Little Syndrome may not have a place in the DSM-5 Manual of psychological disorders, but it spreads faster than Bird Flu and Ebola. The chicken story began twenty-five centuries ago as a rabbit, by the way. The wise Buddha was trying to teach people to keep cool and carry on, as we say today. In his parable, a rabbit hears the noise of a falling fruit and instigates a stampede among the other animals—“the world is coming to an end!”—until a lion halts them, investigates the cause of the panic and restores calm.
I like that lion. I like his lesson on the value of deductive reasoning and investigation.
Thank you John, supporter of Awesome Indie authors P.T. Hilton, Harvey Click, Dan C. Rinnart, Mark Capell, Lindy Moone, E.J. Robinson and E.E. Giorgi!
John is too modest to include himself on his own Awesome Indie list, but I love his Dan Jenkins novels, and if I love ’em, you know they’ve got to be good!
Vine Voice reviewer Carol Kean’s epic article on Dystopian Sci-Fi.