Recently, I was playing with the kindle app on my new PC. I found a book for free download on one of the webpages I came across. The Book is titled "The American Book of the Dead" and it was written by Henry Baum. I am still on the first chapter, so the things I'm seeing that are reminding me of Tony's works may not continue throughout. But I am particularly reminded of The Daemon. http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com/
Consider the following excerpts:
"So, if the young man in 2008 is writing this book and you-his-elder-are helping him, he's not a prophet at all. Really, he's getting Cliffs Notes from the future. True and False. First he had to bother to ask. He had to know which answers to look for. I am proud of him; he's closer to me than a son. I could not write the book for him. In short, it's a two-way street."
"Here's where it gets confusing. ... Long story short, it's the book you are reading. So where's the confusion? The book was about a writer in his fifties working on a book. In the future the book has yet to be written, even if it was written in the past. Complicated, but it solved one issue. The older writer is not aware of the book that has already been published because in his world the book has not been written. But wait-I hear people say- you've been talking as if the war has already occurred and the novel has yet to be conceived. Here's my answer: time doesn't exist. All of these different stories are happening at once."
Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon.----------H.P. Lovecraft
"Beyond The Wall of Sleep"