Dylan Callens

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Do not fret. Despite his robotic appearance, Dylan Callens is not a cyborg -- yet. And although he is fascinated with the technological singularity, his desire to remain human stands firm.

In his writing, Dylan likes to explore the darkest aspects of the human condition. His latest work, 'Interpretation', is a look into our loosening grip on social interaction and the potential impact of artificial intelligence.

To find out more about Dylan, visit www.cosmicteapot.net.

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Highs and Lows

We’ve all experienced it.  Those amazing moments when the right words flow from our minds to our fingers.  The keyboard clacks.  Words, sentences, and paragraphs pour out in tango canyengue.  You think to yourself, “Wow, did I just write that?”

But then those other moments.  Every written word is a struggle.  Every sentence bland.  Every paragraph a painful canker sore.  It’s not...

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How to Enslave a Human by Dylan Callens
"How to Enslave a Human is a fascinating dive into a common sci-fi theme: challenging the acceptance of "reality". Although a full-length novel, this dystopian story reads like an old school 1950s pulp-style short story, chronologically following j..." Read more of this review »
"William Wallace, his hair fluttering in the breeze and his face painted blue with woad, wearing but a kilt and leather jerkin, raised his massive two-handed sword above his head and yelled hoarsely for his troops to follow. Err, nope. William Wall..." Read more of this blog post »
Operation Cosmic Teapot by Dylan Callens
"The premise of this book offered a promise of being clever, amusing, and thought provoking. Nietzsche, the CEO of Heaven, Inc. wants God, who is employed at the Call Center with a pantheon of other gods, fired. He sends God to Freud for a psychiat..." Read more of this review »
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“The worst thing, however, was having to watch those Nazis use my philosophy, thanks to Elisabeth’s editing. They twisted it into something so perverse and unimaginable. Using it as part of their platform to execute genocide,” Nietzsche hung his head, shaking it at the ground, his hands clenched around the arms of the chair.”
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“Odin, not unlike Charlie Brown, sighed, “Good grief,” then added, “Why are we going to let this, this, coward on our trip? What do you see in him that could make you want him to come along?”
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“Marry me, Lou,” Nietzsche bent down on one knee, his knees creaked. He peered over top of his glasses with a gaze of pitiful defeat. He had met his match with Lou. She was brilliant, shrewd, and brave. Taking risks that other women dare not.

“Get up, Friedrich,” she responded, “You know that I won’t marry you or anyone else.”
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“Would you like to try some cocaine?” Freud offered, “I think you will find it picks you up quite nicely.”
“No thanks,” God declined, holding his soft hands up to show his resistance.”
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“There’s Buddha. If ever I met a hippy-slacker-God, it’s Buddha. Just yesterday I had this strange run in with him. ‘Buddha bless you,’ he says to me. Out of the blue. So I ask him, ‘Why do you refer to yourself in the third person?’ He smiled at me, his eyes bloodshot and half-closed.”
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“God stared at his feet a little longer. He sighed, “Do you mean when it comes to the job itself? I don’t know. It isn’t what it used to be.”
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“The Heaven Inc. Board of Directors, whom one has to thank for the origin of most mainstream religion, are also the ones responsible for ending any god’s career. Nietzsche knew that as the CEO, he could influence the outcome of world religion but he needed to come up with something big. Something inspirational. Something with pizazz. Something that would fire up the imagination of the other members. The board was newly elected. They were shy, passive, reflexive, and thoroughly stupid”
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“They wept with joy, happy to see him alive. A smile crept across Fritz while being smothered in their affection, but all he could think about, and what he never forgot, were those mountains.”
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