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A ghost of literature yet to come, Karen An-hwei Lee's The Maze of Transparencies carries us out of the wreckage of the present and explores the role of poetry and story-telling in finding meaning and happiness among our superfluous data.
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A ghost of literature present, I give another crude overview of some new releases. This is a quick overview of 20 new books, recommended by LitHub, across various major publishers, and I explore the continued absence of contemporary digital life.
LitHub's list: https://lithub.com/20-new-books-to-look-forward-to-this-week/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PreCursorPoets

A ghost of literature yet to come, I distinguish Tim Maughan's imagination of a post-Internet future from a tendency to turn toward historical fiction in contemporary literature. When all is lost, Infinite Detail will last as a thorough record of life in the hyperconnected world.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PreCursorPoets

A ghost of literature yet to come, I discuss Anyone by Charles Soule. Ostensibly about a high-tech future where anyone can be anyone else, this otherwise fun novel does not actually engage substantially with virtual surrogacy. I offer some comparisons.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PreCursorPoets

A ghost of literature yet to come, I give a crude overview of some new releases. This is a longer form ramble following up on some short form ideas. Sincere apologies to all the authors involved for hijacking this to make a point.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PreCursorPoets

A ghost of literature yet to come, I discuss Thomas Pynchon's 2013 novel Bleeding Edge, and how it draws on elements of historical fiction, detective fiction, and cyberpunk fiction to create a compelling narrative about a shift toward a world of people increasingly staring at screens.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PreCursorPoets

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A steadily-growing web of literary ideas covering the ghosts of literature past, present, and yet to come.