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OSAMA THE GUN--novel portion

OSAMA THE GUN--novel portion

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Published by Norman Spinrad
A world rights publication deal has now been made with the French publisher Fayard. WARNING!
This is NOT the complete text of the novel OSAMA THE GUN !
This is the first third of the novel
This portion of OSAMA THE GUN is Freeware

Frankly I am making this portion available as freeware as widely as possible because publishers have been rejecting OSAMA THE GUN the completed novel for reasons I dare to suggest are largely political, and for reasons that will I believe be obvious to anyone who reads even this portion, they are the same reasons this novel needs to be published and read.
If you want to know more about what this is all about and why the author of over 20 novels is doing a thing like this, go to my YouTube channel “MeTube” and have a look at the videos OSAMA THE GUN parts 1-5.
The URL is:http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=normanspinrad
While you are there, you can learn who I am if you don’t know already via the video “Allow Me to Introduce Myself.”
As far as I’m concerned, this matter transcends the literary in the era in which we all find ourselves, and the reasons why publishers are frightened of publishing OSAMA THE GUN are the very reasons it should be read, and widely, in the west, and in the Islamic world.
I say no more here. If this doesn’t interest you in reading this portion in itself, or a leastg looking at the videos before you decide, pardon the intrusion. This is, after all, freeware, it’s cost you nothing, toss it.
But for those of you who do end up reading it and want to read the rest of the novel, I’m enlisting your aid.
Redistribute this freeware file.
Email me at: normanspinrad@hotmail.com
And just say you want to read the novel. I’ll put all those emails in a file and keep a running count.
If you want to castigate me for what I’m doing, email me and I’ll keep those in a file and count them too.


A world rights publication deal has now been made with the French publisher Fayard. WARNING!
This is NOT the complete text of the novel OSAMA THE GUN !
This is the first third of the novel
This portion of OSAMA THE GUN is Freeware

Frankly I am making this portion available as freeware as widely as possible because publishers have been rejecting OSAMA THE GUN the completed novel for reasons I dare to suggest are largely political, and for reasons that will I believe be obvious to anyone who reads even this portion, they are the same reasons this novel needs to be published and read.
If you want to know more about what this is all about and why the author of over 20 novels is doing a thing like this, go to my YouTube channel “MeTube” and have a look at the videos OSAMA THE GUN parts 1-5.
The URL is:http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=normanspinrad
While you are there, you can learn who I am if you don’t know already via the video “Allow Me to Introduce Myself.”
As far as I’m concerned, this matter transcends the literary in the era in which we all find ourselves, and the reasons why publishers are frightened of publishing OSAMA THE GUN are the very reasons it should be read, and widely, in the west, and in the Islamic world.
I say no more here. If this doesn’t interest you in reading this portion in itself, or a leastg looking at the videos before you decide, pardon the intrusion. This is, after all, freeware, it’s cost you nothing, toss it.
But for those of you who do end up reading it and want to read the rest of the novel, I’m enlisting your aid.
Redistribute this freeware file.
Email me at: normanspinrad@hotmail.com
And just say you want to read the novel. I’ll put all those emails in a file and keep a running count.
If you want to castigate me for what I’m doing, email me and I’ll keep those in a file and count them too.


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WARNING!
 
This is
 NOT 
 
the complete text of the novel
OSAMA THE GUN
!This is the first third of the novelThis portion of 
OSAMA THE GUN
is
 Freeware
Frankly I am making this portion available as freeware as widely as possible because publishers have been rejecting
OSAMA THE GUN
thecompleted novel for reasons I dare to suggest are largely political, and for reasons that will I believe be obvious to anyone who reads even this portion,they are the same reasons this novel needs to be published and read.If you want to know more about what this is all about and why theauthor of over 20 novels is doing a thing like this, go to my YouTubechannel “MeTube” and have a look at the videos OSAMA THE GUN parts1-5.The URL is:http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=normanspinradWhile you are there, you can learn who I am if you don’t know alreadyvia the video “Allow Me to Introduce Myself.”As far as I’m concerned, this matter transcends the literary in the era inwhich we all find ourselves, and the reasons why publishers are frightenedof publishing
OSAMA THE GUN
are the very reasons it should be read,and widely, in the west, and in the Islamic world.I say no more here. If this doesn’t interest you in reading this portion initself, or a leastg looking at the videos before you decide, pardon theintrusion. This is, after all, freeware, it’s cost you nothing, toss it.But for those of you who do end up reading it and want to read the restof the novel, I’m enlisting your aid.Redistribute this freeware file.Email me at: normanspinrad@hotmail.comAnd just say you want to read the novel. I’ll put all those emails in a fileand keep a running count.If you want to castigate me for what I’m doing, email me and I’ll keepthose in a file and count them too.
 
a portion of 
 
OSAMA THE GUNby Norman Spinrad1.Like millions of other Muslim boys in the Califate and beyond, I wasgiven the name Osama in honor of both Osama bin Laden and the Sons of Osama which gave it birth, but I will say no more to protect my family, savethat I was born into circumstances of ease and deprivation. As a boy, Ireceived a proper Muslim education in one of the best madrasses, but I wasdeprived of knowledge of the wider world beyond the borders of theCalifate.The Califate sought to preserve the righteous purity of the kingdomwhich Allah had placed in its charge by maintaining ignorant innocence.Satellite television receivers were forbidden, western films were forbidden,Western music was forbidden, and when the Sons of Osama seized power inSaudi Arabia and Pakistan, re-established the Califate, and spread its rule to poorer Muslim lands beyond, guest workers from the lands of the Godlesswere no longer needed, easily enough replaced by righteous but indigentPakistanis and Egyptians. What few westerners were allowed inside its borders for necessary purposes were confined to a rigid purdah. Visas totravel outside the Califate were made difficult to obtain.But forbidden fruit seems all the sweeter.In the Golden Age of the first Califate, when it was a simple matter of closing land borders and forbidding foreigners from setting foot on sacredsoil, such a policy was enforceable, was wise, but in what the ungodly callthe "modern globalized era," such a policy was self-defeating.Radios the size of cigarettes packages were available in the souks for next to nothing. Western films and music stored on chips the size of athumbnail fell from the skies like rain. Efforts to maintain perfect firewallsaround the censored interior Califate Internet were futile. Illegal satelliteantenna balloons were far from uncommon and mighty broadcast satellites,far out in geosyncronous orbit blasted out pornography, propaganda, andadvertising. The electronic rantings of priests and evangelists and rabbiswere easy for the Faithful to ignore but the "entertainment" and"advertising" were created to appeal to the base desires that lurk within eventhe most righteous Muslim by by powerful djins of these black arts of 
 
seduction.And no more so than to innocent adolescent Muslim boys. I knewnothing at the time of the life and ways of the millions of young maleMuslim adolescents in the poor lands outside Saudi Arabia and the Emirates,in teeming Cairo and Baghdad and Damascus, and only later did I learn thatthough far harsher, their boyhoods had been freer than mine.Freer to be tempted and seduced, for in the great souks of the crowdedcities where the hands of the religious police could hardly be everywhere,the film and music chips were as available as hashish and heroin and alcoholand just as addictive. Particularly the pornography. Images of seductivelynubile women, not merely whose faces went unveiled, but whose breasts andeven pudenda were exposed. Music that sang openly of the pleasures of themost perverse and obscene sexual acts. Advertisements for western flesh- pots, aphrodisiacs, penile enhancements, masterbatory robots. All appealingto boys who burned with sexual frustration. Not that boys in the Caliphate did not.Islam teaches that sexual passions must be controlled by the will of righteousness and their fulfillment postponed until marriage, which is perhaps why Allah, in his beneficence and mercy, allows the Muslim malethe privilege of four wives to look forward to.For those who can afford them. But for every man who enjoys four wives, there must be three who go without any. For them, there is only the promise of orgasmic bliss in paradise after a virtuous death. Which the filmsand music of the West is readily available in here and the now, if hardly inthe arms of seventy-two virgins.Yes adolescents in the poor provinces of the Caliphate were freer than Iin their boyhoods. Freer to be washed over by temptation. Freer to suffer even more intense frustration. But even in the Caliphate, the forbidden fruitwas more circumspectly available to send the poisons of adolescent passionsurging through our arteries to engorge our frustrated desires.Film and music chips would pass secretly from hand to hand to beviewed and heard mostly in solitude, but from time to time small groups of us would be gather to indulge in such "entertainment" collectively and whatelse might have occurred must be left to the impure imagination.Suffice it to say, that like many of my boyhood companions, my secretdream was to taste the forbidden fruits so readily available beyond theclosed world of the Califate. But unlike most, by the time I was sixteen, hadformulated a plan to allow me to do so. I made myself into the mostrighteous of the righteous and the most diligent of students in the madrass.Both were necessary to be among the few to be admitted to the foreign

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Please Mr. Spinrad I want the rest of the book. You and the late Alfred Bester are two of favorite authors and have influenced my own creative efforts. Armand Qualliotine Ph.D. Professor, Berklee College of Music
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