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What might they want?

Jenny Diski: UFOs, 17 November 2011

The Myth and Mystery of UFOs 
by Thomas Bullard.
Kansas, 417 pp., £31.95, October 2010, 978 0 7006 1729 6
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... imagine ETs that are not like us, we remain the baseline. In The Myth and Mystery of UFOs, Thomas Bullard suggests that this may be more interesting than merely evidence of compulsive anthropocentrism and a limited imagination. Surely, we aren’t really trying to grasp the actuality of extra-terrestrials. Or at any rate, the narratives related by ...

Father of the Light Bulb

J. Robert Lennon: Kurt Vonnegut, 22 February 2018

Kurt Vonnegut: Complete Stories 
edited by Jerome Klinkowitz and Dan Wakefield.
Seven Stories, 911 pp., £29.99, November 2017, 978 1 60980 808 2
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... up his laboratory next to my home, and showed me the intelligence analyser.’ ‘Edison?’ said Bullard. ‘Thomas Edison, the inventor?’ ‘If you want to call him that, go ahead,’ said the stranger. ‘If I want to call him that?’ – Bullard guffawed – ‘I guess I just ...

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