Joshua Samuel Zook

Grew up in a religious household. Listened to countless sermons on the wrath of God. An epiphany struck him and he realized no one is that angry, not even God.

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Books to Read if You Liked '1984'
a year ago
The best books to read if you liked 1984 carry on its traditional of complex themes wrapped in interesting fiction. While 1984 is mostly about surveillance, there are plenty of other themes for the bo...
Sci-Fi Cult Classic 'Illuminatus'
a year ago
Vintage high sci-fi is science fiction that is geared to a cannabis culture, whether it's written for that culture or about it. And like any other genre it's got its share of good books and its share ...
How Ufologist Stanton Friedman Debunked Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke
a year ago
Stanton Friedman was like the Perry Mason of the flying saucer world, equipped and ready to defend any statement, destroy any criticism, debunk any myth. A nuclear physicist, Friedman's background inc...
Is Vernor Vinge's Singularity The End Of Days?
a year ago
Vernor Vinge is a former San Diego State University math professor and a Hugo award-winning science fiction novelist. He is best known for his novels and novellas A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), Rainbows End (2006), Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002), and The Cookie Monster (2004). In Vinge's 1993 essay "The Coming Technological Singularity" Vinge wrote, "Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence, also referred to as th...
Dan Simmons' Hyperion
a year ago
In Hyperion, Dan Simmons accomplished the creation of one of the most beautifully rendered science fiction universes ever encountered in the readers mind. Hyperion tells the story of a group of seven ...
Can Scientific Theory Prove Philosophical Ideology?
a year ago
Philosophy was once the domain of the purely speculative—the nearly abstract. A well-known philosophy department posed the question, "What is human?" The questions were too complex. The answers availa...