Shades of the Great Isaac Asimov appear

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Charles Freedom Long has written an exceptional book in Dancing With The Dead. The writing is crisp, clear, and powerful. The science fiction world he creates contains sufficient remnants of today to capture Dancing With The Deadreaders with honesty, believability, and trust. In this respect, shades of the great SF writer, Isaac Asimov, appear. I once asked Asimov, over lunch, how he could create his worlds of the future with such honesty. He told me to read the non-fiction university textbooks he wrote. Truth is always borne of reality.

Even piercing the veil of death, Charles Freedom Long manages to hold our credibility. He coats the sometime-overbearing spiritualism of the afterlife with intelligence, change, growth, and love. He turns Scandinavian traits into an alien race of goddesses. And because his writing approaches literary magic, he makes us believe in languages we have never heard and ideas we can only hope to grasp. Well done, Charles Freedom Long. – Temple Emmet Williams, former editor at The Readers Digest, award-winning journalist and author.

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Temple was born in Cleveland, Ohio, educated at The Hotchkiss School and Yale University, became a journalist, was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize as an undercover reporter at the World Telegram & Sun in New York City, worked as a Managing Editor at News/Check, a weekly newsmagazine in Africa and as an Editor at the Reader's Digest in the United States. He was a copywriter and creative director for large ad agencies around the world, lived in Africa for 6 years and in Europe almost as long. He and his wife live in Boca Raton, Florida.

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