Sci-fi novel – The Pornography Wars update.

The Pornography Wars update.

I have just completed the third rewrite of my latest Sci-fi novel – The Pornography Wars.

It now comes in at 203 pages – 81,500 words – about the right length for a novel of this type.

The novel has a strong social/political aspect with the use of a lot of satire. I wanted it to be a fast, punchy read despite it not having a lot of ‘action’. I have structured it with short paragraphs and short sentences to enable a fast flow for the reader.

Much of the description of the aliens is based on sound biology. The human body, because of its evolution, is extremely poorly designed. I think it is extremely unlikely that other life elsewhere in the universe would have evolved to create such a fragile and inefficient end result as a human being. My aliens are biologically superior in every respect – but that appears exceptionally strange to us.

It feels good to have completed it. I’m now going to allow it to settle to enable objectivity before doing another edit. I look forward to receiving feedback for further improvements.

30 thoughts on “Sci-fi novel – The Pornography Wars update.

  1. An Israeli Response to the Rome Treaty in General and the International Criminal Court in Particular.

    The Versailles Treaty condemned Germany for total guilt of the deaths, damages, and anguish – resultant of WW1. Britain and France demanded war reparations from Germany consequent to Germany’s invasion of the low countries & France, which caused a chain reaction domino effect of atrocities against humanity.Israeli foreign policy – post Shoah – views the EU and Britain, based upon the precedent of the Versailles Treaty, upon this model Israeli diplomats conducts diplomacy with EU States; comparable to how early America sought to establish the Monroe Doctrine as the basis of the United States relations with hostile European empires. 

    European cruelty, injustice and oppression of Jewish refugees for over 2000 years, branches out from ancient Roman imperialism, which originally expelled the Jewish people from our homelands in Judea. Europeans, not just ancient Rome, they bear the mark of Cain – guilty for all eternity, of committing criminal crimes against humanity, black slavery and 19th Century barbarity in Africa serve as degrading examples of European guilt. The Israeli government must hold the European peoples accountable for their mass crimes against humanity. Israel opposes any and all European governments sitting as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. All Europeans, not just the Nazis, lost WW2. Shoah guilt expels all European governments from the ‘Great Powers’ status.

    No European Court ever, not even once, forced  Xtian Church leaders to stand trial for war crimes committed against humanity. Not for the Roma People, nor for differing Xtian sects who opposed the dominant Catholic or Protestant belief system Creeds, nor the blatant injustice of the persecution and cruel murder of women accused of witchcraft – guilty of the crime of healing the sick or serving as midwives! Therefore, the Rome Treaty merits nothing other than total contempt; the ICC has no jurisdiction to judge Jews in general and Israel in particular.

    The key issue of writing a Sefer Torah, the sofer has to write the Name of HaShem לשמה.  Doing a mitzva לשמה requires a subject and a predicate.  The latter informs what the subject does.  For example, P’sach Jews remove all leaven products from their possessions.  Korbanot have a halachic prohibition to switch from one korban type to another korban type.  Tanning the hide of an animal intended by the sofer to write a Sefer Torah: that hide requires a dedication for the purpose of writing a Safer Torah. 

    Therefore what predicate sets the Name of HaShem apart, when the sofer writes the Name לשמה?
    גיטין: המביא גט ממדינת הים, צריך שיאמר בפני נכתב ובפני נחתם
    This opening Mishna describes the services of a notary, an individual officially licensed by a governmental body to perform certain actions in legal matters.  The Rosh did not require the sofer to נחתם an impressed seal whenever the sofer wrote the Name of HaShem.  The masoret of writing a Sefer Torah permits the sofer to inscribe straight lines.  Consequently it appears to me that the language נחתם implies some type of impressed seal, which all notaries employ today.  The notary seal impressed upon the margin of the Torah on the identical line as written the Name of HaShem, serves as evidence that the sofer wrote the Name לשמה.

    However, what precisely defines the k’vanna of the sofer when he writes the Name of HaShem לשמה?  Forty days after the sin of the Golden Calf, on Yom Kippor, Moshe heard the voice of HaShem declare the 13 tohor middot.  Why the second repetition of the Name of HaShem in the revelation that addresses the tohor middot of logic?  The second Name of HaShem comes to teach that the middot thereafter, beginning with אל, that these middot serve as pronoun extensions of the noun HaShem.  Therefore the sofer should set aside 13 specific “Crowns” to precisely indicate which middah of HaShem which the sofer holds as his k’vanna at that moment in time, when he writes the Name of HaShem לשמה.

    A safer Torah which does not נחתם with a defined tohor midda crown, the question stands: what proof exists which testifies that the sofer wrote the Name of HaShem לשמה?  The opening Gemara of גיטין teaches that g’lut Jewry do not know how to do mitzvot לשמה.  Consequently, it appears to me that a sofer has an obligation to prove his k’vanna when he writes the Name of HaShem לשמה.  This requirement which this commentator strongly advises, it compares to the time of Ezra, when he changed the shape of the letters of the א – ב.

    1. I think we are getting a little bit far-fetched. We’ll have everybody in the world claiming of everybody else. The celts will be claiming off the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons off the Normans, the Anglo-Saxons off the Norse. The Romanies off everyone. It’ll be a long list without end. We have to restrict ourselves to wrongs committed in the last hundred years and be a bit pragmatic.

      1. Noise. The precedent by which Israel sets to conduct its foreign policy with the EU and Russia, the Versailles Treaty. Duh.

      2. The British Labour Jews have condemned your policy! I’ll put up a post just for you. It is by Jews. It says how ashamed you should be.

      3. You don’t know that you’re on the wrong side of the argument. Even Jews think you’re a fascist.

      4. More preaching your preachy opinionated bull shit and slander. 1st off you vile sub human, you do not speak for any Jewish person on this planet.

      5. No – I put forward their views on you. You are a racist fascist and other Jews think that attitude stinks. It is the attitude the Nazis adopted in the Holocaust. You never learn.
        BTW – don’t you ever read or respond to the actual post?? Or is that beyond your intellectual ability?

      6. Bunk. You condemn all Israelis with your racist bull shit slander. I have never once spoken of a “Jewish race” nonsense crap! Moron you call me racist b/c I hold you and all Europeans like you guilty of the Shoah. Just as did post WW1 Britain and France hold all Germans guilty for WW1. Just as the Allied imposed peace treaty upon Germany, no one ever called it “racist” so too and how much more so imposing like guilt upon all Europeans for the Shoah. Idiot.

      7. You talk complete nonsense Moshe. You cannot hold people who weren’t alive at the time responsible for past acts. You support a government that acts like the Nazis did. Look at yourself!

      8. Bull shit. The British and French held Germain people who weren’t alive at the time of WW1 respoonsible for past acts. Idiot.

      9. My advice is – if you don’t have the intelligence to make a coherent cogent answer it’s always best to keep quiet. Otherwise, you are in danger of showing yourself up and looking daft.

      10. Noise. The British and French held Germain people who weren’t alive at the time of WW1 respoonsible for past acts. Idiot.

      11. No – they held the Nazi regime culpable.
        Now let me explain how this should work.
        I put out a post.
        You comment on the post. Not some stupidity unrelated to what I’ve put out.
        I reply to your comment.
        So in this case the post is about my new sci-fi novel.
        You say something like – oh that sounds good. I’ll buy it when it comes out.
        I say excellent Moshe.
        I know this is a hard concept for you to cope with. Try your best.

      12. Ya start a new thread, wow brilliant — NOT. Commented on it … if you did not erase it as you commonly do due to your cowardice.

      13. I only erase comments of yours that are too racist. Quite a few actually. Hardly anything you write has the slightest bit of sense and hardly anything relates to the topic in question. You are merely a racist venting his spleen on my blog.
        You illustrate clearly all that is wrong with fascism. That’s why I leave you on.

      1. Nominee Paul von Hindenburg Adolf Hitler
        Party Independent NSDAP
        Popular vote 19,359,983 13,418,517
        Percentage 53.0% 36.8%

      2. Now allow me to explain once more. It is proving difficult.
        I put up a post.
        You gather all your intelligence, strain, and address the post.
        I reply to your comment.
        Not:
        I put up a post.
        You put out an expletive-ridden bit of racist nonsense that has nothing to do with the post.
        I either have to delete your comment because of its rudeness and racism or reply in an attempt to get you to grow up.

      3. Know nothing of any Sci-fi novel. You have mentioned your writing a book. Now you introduce a specific and say the book shall be a Sci-fi novel.

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