Trance Logic by Richard Rowland Billingsley
Rainbeaux Le Blanc is a woman running from secrets into mystery. A Remote Viewer with the Defense Intelligence Directorate, she discovers they are working with a demon known as the Blasphemer. Rainbeaux leaves the DID and tries to hide. But The Blasphemer finds her and turns those closest to her against her. Rainbeaux must face and defeat something she doesn’t understand, that can swat her like a fly.
Author Richard Rowland Billingsley spent some time with The Big Thrill discussing his novel, TRANCE LOGIC:
What do you hope readers will take away from this book?
This is the beginning of a series. I hope readers will get into the strong characters, and want to follow them through many more adventures. I also hope that readers will be introduced to new ideas and concepts they hadn’t heard of or considered before.
How does this book make a contribution to the genre?
I feel I am building on the legacy of Philip K. Dick with a strong push toward the noir end of the spectrum he worked in. Gnosticism needs a literature for the ideas found within to survive.
Was there anything new you discovered, or surprised you, as you wrote this book?
This was a difficult book to write as the ideas behind it developed over a long time. I was delighted to discover there was more I wanted to say.
No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?
People who read the book thought that everyone was going to die and that Space/Time would end!
What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?
Dashiel Hammett influenced what I hope is a clean writing style. Mark Twain puts his characters in tough situations that you don’t know how they’ll get out of. Philip K. Dick explored new ideas about what it means to be human. Ian Fleming for intrigue and writing style again. Anne Rice for her fearlessness in exploring our dark side.
Rich Billingsley is a writer of weird fiction. He lives in Fayetteville Arkansas.
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