GOOD NEWS FROM OUTER SPACE by John Kessel

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The key ingredients that make the society in the book “Good News from Outer Space” by John Kessel seem so full of mordant farce are chaos, technology, belief and faith run amok. The book is set in our present year of 1999, and it seems that all of the conventional thoughts and explanations that help life make sense, are no longer needed. All that remain are the lunatic explanations that have gained adherence within society. Although …

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…While Eberhart believed in the alien, countless alien fanatics in our society have made the shows like Sightings possible. One might tend to believe that Kessel had such comparisons in mind while created this fictional world within the bounded covers of his novel. In general the rather sarcastic title of the book may serve as a messenger of what the future may hold for generations to come or perhaps just the very near future, period.