“Where is the mind of our species headed and what is the next quantum leap of human consciousness?”
Welcome to one of the November 17th stops on the blog tour for Binary Logic by Tracy Ross with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, reviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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Author Guest Post
I would like to respond to an argument that has been proposed for decades—and that is the death of literature and the written word as an art form. My question is—what is your definition of literature? What is your definition of art form? With the advent of technology and online reading and publishing, the art form is still there, it has just manifested into something quicker, more economical, and more accessible.
This is why when approaching writing today, the author should really think about the truncation of language and brevity as valid elements in transforming the written word as a form of creative expression. A poem, which is a truncation of an idea in language, imagery, and metaphor, might have something much more moving to say than a 300-page novel.
21st century authors should really consider this when targeting the reader and how they perceive the world today with their attention span, time constraints, digital language and memes taken into consideration. If the reader weren’t here, the author would be out of a job. We have to remember who we write for in the evolution of literature.
About the Book
by Tracy Ross
Published 15 November 2022
Genre: Science Fantasy Horror
Page Count: 202
Binary Logic is the perfect merge of content and form—exploring concepts of literary genre with revelatory narrative. It is a collection of tales touching on relational dysfunction, the conflicts inherent in addiction and fear, and the legacy of female future time lords. The stories all create a bridge between the reckoning imagination and the spirit of free will and self-made destiny. Binary Logic quietly asks the question, “Where is the mind of our species headed and what is the next quantum leap of human consciousness?”
I walked several steps forward and bent down at a small gravestone. It was a stranger’s. I ran my fingers along the bas-relief stone. So much for the dead and forgotten. What is left beneath the touch, betrays what we forget. We reminisce with cold hands, trying to grasp at the straws of memory. Only to remember what the heart already knows. That we were cruel. That we overlooked. That we neglected. That we forsook those who we loved. Transparency’s a bitch, especially if it is your own shadow. And what you thought once was, never really happened, you only perceived it did for your own benefit. Sentimental delusion.
About the Author
Tracy Ross is the author of three poetry volumes and the fictional narrative Certainty of One—A Tale of Education Automation. Her latest work, Binary Logic is a short story collection which touches on many genres—surrealism, horror, magic realism, and science fiction. In Binary Logic she tries to not be tethered to one type of story but attempts to explore the metaphors and symbols behind the dualities of choice, free will, and decision.
Ross is a graduate of Augsburg University’s MFA program and is a life-long student of the metaphysical behind language as well as consciousness studies. She has lived in Detroit, Chicago, and the Boundary Waters Canoe area in upper north Minnesota. As a youngster she progressed straight from Judy Blume books to Franz Kafka, making a giant leap into existentialism by the age of nine. She is also a student of film and popular culture, working on a new book of essays on life, liberty, and the pursuit of media. She currently lives and works in Minnesota.
Tracy Ross will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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