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Ourstory is Pulp Fiction!

August 26, 2021

Probably said this a few times before, but these are the books that, to my mind, make up the fragmented story of our true story.

Not His Story, not Her Story but Ourstory.

1) Dune, all six book.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Frank Herbert, who purportedly wrote them, was a CIA spook, insider, so he was probably given a vast trove of information, a staggering storyline and a trove of researcher/co-writers at Lang Ley.

It was heartbreaking for me when I learned of this and went looking for his other books. I had read and re-read the Dune series a few times by then. Yes, each book is a 1000 pages plus of fine print.

And the first book of his not in the series and I knew. It was like a child had written it. Then the second….aaaargh, another paste up character with an implausible hissstory….but that gave even more heft to the revelations.

Someone wanted to ensure that these stories were told. I can and will not even begin to describe the magnificence, literary and otherwise of this tale.

It taught me everything about human potential that I know and practice.

It taught me an allegorical possibility of how history and future, all co-existant, is a like a wave that can be ridden, masterfully, just as Muad Dib rode the Worm.

It taught me about bloodlines, sexuality, weapons, music, Ecology, Human Relations, Patience, timelines, …on and on and on…… if you feel called, go for it, dive in.

You WILL be infinitely enriched.

2) The Foundation Series by Asimov.

First off, another Spook Creation, well researched, proven. Why that is important to know is that someone is asking you to pay deeper attention, apply some discernment and understand what is being hinted at here…

In another stunningly plotted and written series, Asimov introduces to a Mathematician Hari Seldon. Hari Seldon is the intellectual hero of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. In his capacity as mathematics professor at Streeling University on Trantor, he developed psychohistory, allowing him to predict the future in probabilistic terms.

Streeling University (Streeling in Sanskrit means Feminine Gender)…haaaahaaa… the hinting starts right there, you see…

So you prick your ears and eyes and mind for the hints.

Psychohistory, Probabilistic futures. Remember, these books were written in the 1950’s and it talks about the possibility of predicting the future by applying certain advanced Statistical Models to ultra large datasets.


70 years ago.

Besides being a gripping read, it again paints a very “real” feeling technological picture for where we are today. Less heavy than Dune for sure and another stunning Trilogy.

Notice how all these great teaching tomes come in series? Another sign…

3) Phillip Pullman and His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

Another series I cannot recommend enough.

This one is full of dimensional magic, very very plausible science (Fiction), a story about a RESET…. about soul, spirits, sprites, daemons, courage, sacrifice, PLANNING, LONG LONG RANGE PLANNING, Bridge Building, Bonding, inter-species connections.

How everything is just the cut of a crystal knife away. All you need is the knife and to know where to cut. Again, the allegories are deep and wonder-filling.

And a TIGHTLY woven series again, you feel SO attached to the characters….Another series that hints of human potential, hidden science, what lies in the “frozen” north, dimensional bridges….what makes us human, such an important question.

All three series so far are monumental in scope and insight, each in their own way and right.

4) And then of course the icing on the cake, Lord of the Rings.


A well known and understood telling of a true and well diaried time.

Some english archeologists discovered a trove of hobbit documents, maybe the secret library of the Thain himself.

They took them straight to the master of medieval languages at Oxford, JRR Tolkien. He translated them and his findings would be a mortal blow to known modern archeology.

So they decided to let the story out as a tale of fantasy.

A heavy fantasy Tinge to hide the truth of the realm that we live in.

That over generations, we have allowed Ent-icide in our names. Perhaps the master crime, if you get my drift.

Most of the great trees of the world were pulped to make books.

The Write/Rite of destruction via casting spells on that pulp.

Think about everything that’s been published ever. It’s mindboggling.

Anyways, back to LOTR, it has, besides it’s superbly detailed history, geography, maps, languages, histories…..tales of courage beyond belief, cometh the hour cometh the hobbit….

How, every time enough vile-ness builds up in the mass consciousness, evil is unleashed from his banishment.

How evil can never be destroyed. Even Sauron stayed on as a wraith, to return once more in follow on tellings.

But this one of course everyone is most familiar with.

If all you’ve done is the movies, I HIGHLY recommend the books. Once you believe them to to be the disclosure of “a” true history, slightly falsified, it changes everything.

ENTS, the masters of this realm, were brought low. And lower and lower. And it’s still happening.

As you read, massive saws and huge root busters bringing down all the old growth, as fast as they can….For all it’s complexity and immense cast of characters, this is the big, immediate takeaway. S

ave the trees to save humanity.

Else, DARK times ahead.

Well, again, all four of the above interestingly released in the 1960’s, almost overlapping. Disclosure.

But at so many levels and so con-fusing that it’s taken us all this while to truly begin to start connecting the dots.

No trees = No Future.

They are the memory keepers of this realm.

So, that was the old and middling aged series.

Then I got into modern fantasy (courtesy the Dark Materials) and ran into this masterpiece of technomagical storytelling.

5) Artemis_Fowl: The Fowl Adventures is a series of ten fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer revolving around various members of the Fowl family.

Mind Boggling does not even begin to describe this series.

Over the top and brilliant character set there is the HACKING, that is why relevant to today/s milieu.

This is a mix of all the genres above actually, strictly targeted to the Milleneal/X age bracket but a fantastic read.

The tech possibilities hinted at, world’s below, Fairy police officers….super moles….it is a mind popping riot.

But the undercurrent is instructive, again. Very instructive. Worthy of your time/investment.

And since this a bit of a book list (that’s 19 books in all up there), I’d like to add my two favourite, most gifted, most re-read, most tear-welling books of all time…

6) The Alchemist : Paulo Coelho

Again, cannot say enough about the brilliant simplicity of the insights coded into this entire, encoded and brilliant read…I can never get enough of it.

Uplifts every time. In-forms every time.

7) Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach This was the book I pulled off the family bookshelf at 13, read it in one sitting and was NEVER THE SAME AGAIN.

It was precisely the message I needed and precisely the current and method of life I’ve followed.

Sometimes whether I liked it or not.

Magnificent in it’s simplicity, it’s spare art/photographs, it’s deep deep message.

Everyone should read this book at least thrice… my book.

JLS is my hero!


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2021 3:46 pm

    Wow – blast from my past that reading list.

    Haven’t read JLS for years but four plus decades I can still remember the afternoon I did – early winter, calm. Blown away.

    Thanks Andrew

    On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 9:30 AM VivekAnand’s Blog wrote:

    > vivekchaturvedi6666 posted: ” Probably said this a few times before, but > these are the books that, to my mind, make up the fragmented story of our > true story. Not His Story, not Her Story but Ourstory. 1) Dune, all six > book. In the spirit of full disclosure, Frank Herbert,” >

    • September 2, 2021 7:22 pm

      Yes Andrew, for those of us who were meant to get shaken by it, it was a blast indeed…then and now…

  2. Mike permalink
    August 28, 2021 7:53 pm

    I read all those books decades ago and they were powerful On one! The fowl adventures must be good…thx

  3. michael m permalink
    August 28, 2021 7:54 pm

    Excellent post

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