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Trash Sci-fi; Gill Women of the Prehistoric Planet - a lost classic. 

Alien invaders disguised as lobsters in the seafood tank of Johnny Teagle's HyperMart. 

Punk rock; the Zen Luv Assassins standing against the fiends from space.

Paranoia; mind control devices in specially marked boxes of Goofy Feet brand cereal. 

Hysteria; ravenous housewives battle over cheap plastic toy "collectibles".

Lesbianism; coffee-skinned Charmaine and her redheaded lover Nicole.

Religious epics; Jesus vs. Mecha Jesus. 

Exploding dirigibles and mysterious black helicopters. 

Joe Nofziger, who has the key to everything. 

Ben I. Goldman, the mad filmmaker who could thwart his plans. 

More madness than than a Three Stooges bake sale. More panic than a Philip K. Dick nightmare. More cheeziness than an Edward D. Wood motion picture. More truth than the Great Heart of Wisdom Sutra. Unstoppable, unbeatable, unquenchably unquenchable. Gill Women of the Prehistoric Planet.

©2013 Brad Warner (P)2019 Brad Warner

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The B Movie Path to Enlightenment

I really enjoyed this novel. It was the first bit of fiction I have listened to in over a year and it was a fun way to get back to novels.

Unlike Brad Warner's other books, which are excellent, accessible works on Zen Buddhism, this book builds Zen concepts into the narrative structure and lets surface here and there.

It reminded me of Robert Anton Wilson's "Illuminatus" trilogy. Perhaps it is what would have happened if Roger Corman had produced a film adaptation of "The Alexandria Quartet" in the Philippines back in the 1970's.

Like Warner's other books, the narration has enough polish to be good and enough rough to feel personal.

This book is clearly a labor of love. It is great for fans of bad science fiction movies and post-punk SF novels. Just remember that there is something interesting and subtle built into all the fun.

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Fun romp that hit just the right spot for me

I liked this quite a bit. It was frankly very much what I was wanting in my life right now, so it was cool that the audiobook version just dropped.

In the introduction, author:Brad Warner compares his intentions to REPO MAN, which I very much get, and to "Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation" by Martin Millar| which I apparently need to read now. It reminded me a bit of a suburban punk rock/sci-fi Richard Stark or Carl Hiaasen in the structure and style.

As someone who came to Warner through "Hardcore Zen" and his other books on Zen Buddhism, it was interesting to see how he began trying to offer lessons in novel form. Some of those parts can come off a bit clumsy in places, to me at least, but almost charmingly so. I'd be very interested in finding out how he might do continuing with novel writing after having had a better chance to state the philosophy very explicitly in those books, perhaps the balance could be smoother in the future.

Either way, this was a hoot and, like I said, just what I needed to read just at this moment.

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