Welcome to the LITERARY FICTION of

 

Welcome to the LITERARY FICTION of

MILLENNIAL PROJECTIONS

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

Links to the files of which follow the brief video and text introductions below:-

 

 

This fiction compilation, dating from 1982, combines some sixteen short-prose pieces with subjects ranging from musical evolution to Christmas trees, Black Holes to Esperanto, and space travel to modern art.  Of this number, my favourite is the title piece, a fantasy projection into a millennial future in which we enter the mind of a ‘superman’ who is preparing to undergo an 'acid trip', view life in what is called the 'post-human millennium' from a spiritual leader's standpoint as he grapples with his counselling responsibilities vis-à-vis the superhuman flock, and sample a controller's perspective on post-human life from the administrative sidelines.  One could argue that this is my Brave New World, but it was with a view to rejecting Huxleyite cynicism that I set out to fashion so positive a futuristic projection. – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

MILLENNIAL PROJECTIONS

 

MUSICAL EVOLUTION

 

CONCERNING BLACK HOLES

 

A VERY CIVILIZED MAN

 

THE TWO LITERATURES

 

WISDOM

 

A PUBLIC WRITER

 

UNDERSTANDING SEX

 

SPACE PHILOSOPHY

 

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

 

A PRIVATE INTRODUCTION

 

SPACE JOURNAL

 

THE SPELL

 

CONCERNING A TREE

 

MUSICAL THEORIES

 

TWO-WAY SWITCH

 

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Other prose websites by the author include:-

A VISIT TO HELL

FROM THE DEVIL TO GOD

DREAM COMPROMISE

 

TEXT LINKS

 

MILLENNIAL PROJECTIONS (PDF-derived paperback version)
John O'Loughlin's Wordpress Space
Centretruths on Wordpress
Centretruths Clickbank Literature Catalogue
Guestbook

 

Email: john-oloughlin@centretruths.co.uk

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O’Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split partly due to his mother's Aldershot origins (her father, a Presbyterian from Donegal, had served in the British Army), he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who upon the death of her husband had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy marital absence from Athenry) in the mid-50s and, having had the benefit of private tuition from a Catholic priest, subsequently attended St. Joseph's and St. George's RC schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been sent to a children's home by his mother upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, he went on to attend first Barrow Hedges Primary School in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, and then Carshalton High School for Boys. Upon leaving the latter in 1970 with an assortment of CSE’s (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE’s (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where, with some prior experience himself of having sat and passed (with merit) an ABRSM Gd.4 piano exam, he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues throughout Britain and Ireland. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled to do English and History A Levels, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, left the Associated Board in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey Management Agency (within the YMCA complex) in the late '80s and early '90s, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), An Interview Reviewed (1979), Secret Exchanges (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (1981). Since the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has dedicated himself almost exclusively to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and has penned more than seventy titles of a philosophical nature, including Devil and God (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), Philosophical Truth (1991-2) and, more recently, The Best of All Possible Worlds (2008), The Centre of Truth (2009), Insane but not Mad (2011) and Philosophic Flights of Poetic Fancy (2012).

 

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