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"Schulman has humour, wit and imagination, and I devoured this latest offering with pleasure." --Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider, After Life: Survival of the Soul, The Philosopher's Stone, The Mind Parasites & many others
"A fast-moving interesting story with surprising developments as Good and Evil face their final struggle. A challenging novel that should annoy all the right folk." --Piers Anthony, author of the Xanth series & many other bestsellers
"J. Neil Schulman's Escape from Heaven is so heretical it threatens a new orthodoxy and so comic that it is one of the most serious novels you will ever read." -- Brad Linaweaver, author of Sliders, The Novel and the Doom series.
"It is the God damnedest thing I've ever read. If C. S. Lewis, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ayn Rand had teamed up to write a novel, something like Escape From Heaven would have inevitably resulted. I say `something like' because this blistering satire of contemporary culture, religion, and politics could only have been written by J. Neil Schulman." -- John DeChancie, author of Witchblade, Castle Perilous, and MagicNet.
"The Pilgrim's Progress of the 21st Century." -- Samuel Edward Konkin III, author of An Agorist Primer.
"It is full of the jokes, puns, and outrageous concepts joyfully explored which will have a strong appeal to the libertarian reader as well as a more general audience. (I recommended it to two Christian evangelical types while I was waiting to change planes in Kansas City last month.) This novel doesn't purport to explain it all to you, rather, it takes you along for a wild intellectual ride. Escape from Heaven is thus far from mundane." -Lynn Maners, Ph.D.
"I stopped reading after I had consumed everything Robert Anton Wilson wrote up to about '92. Escape from Heaven held me as spellbound as the Illuminatus! Trilogy. Though half blind, and knowing I was straining my eyes, I read until there was nothing but a blur. The novel is a brilliant Discordian way of looking at conventional religion. The characters were brought to life and had depth and substance. The plot was fantastic, the meter of the book consistently building to a perfect ending. The lovers are reunited, and you don't know who would have won. Overall I give it a 10." --J.R. Ploughman, author, The Book of the Holy Grail
"What a fun book! I pretty much read it all in one sitting. Escape from Heaven is definitely not orthodox as it contemplates ideas from Christianity, Judaism, and Gnosticism. But it reflects an authentic encounter between Jesus and the author, and Schulman doesn't take cheap shots. The first page grabbed me, and the rest of the book was fast-moving and full of surprises. I enjoyed the book as entertainment, but I found Schulman's ideas on free will theologically stimulating." --Chris B. McKinney of the Philippine Christian Mission
"Escape from Heaven is a masterpiece of satire in the tradition of Mark Twain's Letters from the Earth and The Diaries of Adam & Eve. It is a divine comedy in the original sense of the term. The book may offend some partisans of organized piety whose faith is so frail that it can't take a joke, but I can't think of any other book that is quite so serious about the concept of Christian love and forgiveness." --Robert Schneider, author, Shylock, The Roman
"Nothing but fun except where it was thought-provoking and that was fun too!" --Dyanne Petersen from Laissez Faire Books
"What a deliciously reverential offense! A little heretical blasphemy for all flavors of believers, agnostics and atheists. An edgy little book that defies categorization. A guaranteed mega-bestseller. It ought to make $$$$ like The Celestine Prophecy." -- Teny Rule, Fandom Publicist for Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings
J. Neil Schulman is the author of two Prometheus award-winning novels, Alongside Night and The Rainbow Cadenza, short fiction, nonfiction, and screenwritings, including the CBS Twilight Zone episode "Profile in Silver."
His first nonfiction book was Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns, of which Charlton Heston said, "Mr. Schulman's book is the most cogent explanation of the gun issue I have yet read."
Schulman's next book, Self Control Not Gun Control, was his magnum opus on personal, political and spiritual power. He has been published in the Los Angeles Times and other national newspapers, as well as Reader's Digest, National Review, Reason, and other magazines. His books have been praised by Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, Anthony Burgess, Robert A. Heinlein, Colin Wilson, Walter Williams, and many other prominent individuals.
Schulman is a popular speaker on a variety of topics, and a frequent radio-talk-show guest. In 1992 he hosted and produced his own weekly radio program, broadcast on KPRO AM, Riverside, California. He was on ABC's World News Tonight as an expert on defensive use of firearms during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and in 1999 was interviewed twice on the Fox News Network for the fifth anniversary of the Brown-Goldman murders, regarding his alternative theories about the crime.
J. Neil Schulman is a pioneer in electronic publishing, having founded in 1987 the first of two companies to distribute books by bestselling authors for download.
This is not Schulman's best work. Unfortunately he has never really come up to the standards set by his first novel, Alongside Night. This book is readable, but not great.Published on Dec 8 2002 by Matthew Asnip
I heartily recommend this book to all those who love Robert Heinlein. The Grand Master himself appears in this book, and is paid great tribute. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2002 by Mike Ruff
I was intrigued by the idea that God's being might have a backup copy. Vastly amused by the idea of who Lucifer was (is?). The technology for ressurection is inspiring! Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2002 by Alan Ackley
"Escape from Heaven" reads like something J. Neil Schulman had too much fun writing. That can be tricky ground for a writer, but the results here are splendid. Read morePublished on July 7 2002 by Beth Elliott
J. Neil Schulman, known to many freedom-minded individuals as a scifi author, has written an intriguing theological fantasy. Read morePublished on June 25 2002 by sunni-snake
Ok. First off, BELIEVE THE DISCLAIMER. If you are too hidebound in your religio/philosophical bent to think outside of the box; break out the beads and pray rather than reading... Read morePublished on June 16 2002 by B. Potratz
I'm a big fan of talk radio and I know how important it is to our country; but this is the first time I realized how important talk radio is to the Cosmic scheme of things! Read morePublished on June 7 2002 by R. Herrst
Mr. Shulman manages to extend the boundries of irreverence when it comes to poking fun at the mythology produced by Judaism and it's two derivative faiths Islam and... Read morePublished on May 28 2002 by Charles Fuller