What Did Newton Say to the Apple? and Other Word Play by Richard Seltzer
The manuscript is complete and has not been
submitted to other agents.
364 items, 5622 words
Intended for moderately sophisticated adult audiences, similar to the audience for National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
The collection is organized in six parts:
Nonsensical Science - playing with ideas related to science, philosophy, and religion.
Never Grow Up - general fun
Speaking in Tongues - word play involving a foreign language as well as English
Bedtime Whimsy and Romance - off-color and romantic jokes
Other jokes of mine were published in Readers' Digest, Playboy, Harper's, and the collection In a Word (edited by Jack Hitt).
My humorous satire The Lizard of Oz,
garnered rave reviews:
"An intriguing and very entertaining little novel" (Library Journal)
"Carroll and Tolkien have a new companion" (Aspect)
"A work so saturated that the mind is both stoned with pleasure and alive with wonder" (Lancaster Independent Press)
"A commentary on our times done delightfully" (Philadelphia Bulletin)
"A gallery of figments of contemporary culture that could take its place on the library shelf of memory along with classic figures of children's fiction" (Valley Advocate)