Sunday, February 14, 2021

Book Tour and Giveaway: Orthicon by David Perlmutter

Title: Orthicon
Author: David Perlmutter
Publication Date: September 1st 2020
Print Length: 225 pages
Genre: Science Fiction Fantasy Humor
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The United States government discovers, to its horror, that the creatures featured in animated cartoons are not fabrications but real beings. Fearing the social and political consequences of the discovery being made public, they proceed to exile them off Earth to another planet. However, things do not go according to plan...

FROM I.M. STONED’S MONTHLY
April 2----.


What time has done here on Orthicon! What was a bustling community a few months ago has now become a decrepit, near ghost town.

What is the reason for this? Why, with all the comforts and amenities available to us, should we decide to decamp and leave for parts unknown beyond the central compound?

The reasons for this are many and varied. First of all, the discipline/regulation system has gotten completely out of hand. The EDC, wearing their garish badges of office, roam the streets early and often, catching and attacking in all conceivable ways anyone who remotely violates their sense of decency and decorum. 

Then, there is the general lack of satisfaction with the living conditions here, and Snead’s hostile and fatuous response to them. He does not recognize them as his fellow humans and other beings, preferring to see them simply as obstacles and detritus on the path towards achieving the kind of ridiculous goals he and the EDC repeatedly cook up for themselves. Krinkelbein, thanks to his fellow Orthiconians’ copious thirst for liquor, is about the only one really profiting in any form or fashion from what is left of the American government’s investment.

Most of the beings with intelligence, gumption and resourcefulness have now left us to wander around the desert areas that surround the terraformed main compound, so that, perhaps, they may soon return refreshed in mind and body to confront Snead again, if he is willing to budge at all. The manner in which they have departed indicates to what degree the camps have divided. The human boys and girls have decided, rather arbitrarily, to separate on gender lines. Evidently, they have tired of sharing one dormitory with each other, but I do not yet know this for sure. The dogs, meanwhile, have organized their own plans apart from the remainder of the funny animals, due to, again, some imagined but likely possible schism. As I myself am disguised as a funny animal, I will be, forthwith, joining this camp on its exodus into the desert. Hopefully, I will stand the strain of the unknown climate out there.

The camps did not depart without fanfare, though. Each of their dorm rooms had all of its furnishings fully destroyed, its wallpaper torn off, and its bare walls decorated with a wide variety of substances, from water to urine. It was an epic act of vandalism that would have impressed The Who were they still alive to see it. Let’s see if Snead and the EDC can clean that up!
David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of America Toons In: A History of Television Animation (McFarland and Co.), The Singular Adventures Of Jefferson Ball (Amazon Kindle/Smashwords), The Pups (Booklocker.com), Certain Private Conversations and Other Stories (Aurora Publishing), Honey and Salt (Scarlet Leaf Publishing), The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows (Rowman and Littlefield), Nothing About Us Without Us (Amazon Kindle Direct Prime) and Let's Be Buddies (Amazon Kindle Direct Prime). His short stories can be read on Curious Fictions at Curious Fictions/David Perlmutter, and at Medium.com.

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33 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. stephahazzard@gmail.comFebruary 14, 2021 at 9:19 AM

    Interested! Thank you :)

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  3. Fascinating plot, very far fetched, but interesting.

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  4. I like the bottom tag line, "or the history of a bad idea". Thank you

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  5. This looks like an interesting read. I'll check it out.

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  6. The premise of this book of exiling cartoon animals off our planet because they are actually real sounds fun.

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  7. Sounds like an amazing book and the cover is cool too.

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  8. This book does sound like there will be a great potential for humor.

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  9. I haven't heard of this author but I would love to support him! I am going to check out his short stories!

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  10. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I think that the cover of your book is striking in its simplicity.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. The cover is very different, I like it!

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  13. I'm interested,in reading, what happens next with the cartoons being sent off world.

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  14. Interesting summary. Looks like a good read.

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  15. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  16. Such a fantastic storyline, looking forward to reading this Canadian author.
    lindacfast@hotmail.com

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  17. How long did it take you to write this?

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  18. Sounds like this is a scary book but fun to read.

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  19. Sounds like a fun book to read! I would love to read this!

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  20. The cover is really intriguing.

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  21. This sounds like a fun & intriguing read.

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  22. This sounds like it's going to be a good read!

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  23. This book sounds really good and would love to read.

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  24. Looking forward to reading this book

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  25. the cover needs something to draw people in.

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  26. The description sounds very interesting!

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