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Mac Tonnies Interview

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:43:08 -0400
Archived: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:43:08 -0400
Subject: Mac Tonnies Interview

Source: Simon Sellars' Balardian.Com, UK


Tue 3 Jul 2007

Ballardian: Mac Tonnies

Ballardian: Mac Tonnies Mac Tonnies is a Kansas-based writer of
post-cyberpunk science fiction (recently published by the
redoubtable Rudy Rucker). He's also the author of the book After
the Martian Apocalypse, a speculative search for life on the Red
Planet, as well as the originator of a 'cryptoterrestrial'
philosophy that ambitiously seeks to explain (with 'balanced
skepticism') a phenomenon =97 UFOs =97 that's been around at least
as long as religion. He's also the owner/operator of Posthuman
Blues, an irreverent yet entirely serious blog examining, how
shall we put it, 'weird science', imprinted with endorsements
from Bruce Sterling and John Shirley.

A Ballardian philosophy ties it all together. Mac's existential
probing into the nature of the interface between man and
machine, an analysis of the posthumanism which we have blundered
into (the 'blues' part, it seems, derives from the fact that
we're not quite there yet), is based on respect for the work of
J.G. Ballard.

It's one of the more provocative excavations of a meme that
remains largely unexplored in comparison to the more well-
trodden trails in Ballard's strange fictional jungle.

Simon Sellars




[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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